|After nearly two decades of providing vital services to victims of domestic violence and consistent bi-partisan support, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is now facing the fight of its life in the U.S. House of Representatives. |
We need your voice now to save it!
If you live in California, Florida, Illinois, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington call your Representative today and Monday to voice your concern over H.R. 4970.
- This bill takes away vital protections from victims (such as access to shelters and criminal justice redress)
- It strips funding away from culturally-specific programming which could go to addressing the specific needs of African American women.
- It allows batterers of Native American women to go free, if those batterers reside outside of Native lands.
- It strips the veil of confidentiality for immigrant victims, allowing abusive partners to be able to pinpoint the location of the women they abused.
- It leaves victims of same-sex partners without any domestic violence protections at all.
- The bill makes the blanket assumption that all small non-profits that provide the rubber to the road work of providing shelter and support for victims are fraudulent entities, and therefore, adds major bureaucratic requirements that prioritize paperwork over people.