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Urge Congress to Reauthorize VAWA
(Please forward widely!)

 National Task Force for Sexual and Domestic Assault

 

VAWA is here!

 

The Violence Against Women Act is due for reauthorization. Our wonderful champions, Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Mike Crapo (R-ID), will introduce a bipartisan bill onWednesday (11/30) to reauthorize and improve VAWA!  The National Task Force has worked closely with them on the bill to ensure that it will not only continue proven effective programs, but that it will make key changes to streamline VAWA and make sure that even more people have access to safety, stability and justice.  This is an important step forward for VAWA and we hope to get even more improvements as the bill moves forward!

 

What's most important now is to get the Senators on the list below excited about VAWA and to get their support for the bill.  If you live in any of the states listed below, please call your Senator(s)TODAY and ask for them to be original co-sponsors of VAWA.  We need to keep their phones ringing!

 

Please send any updates or questions to: [email protected]

 

Talking points:

  • We know that Senator _________ cares about ending domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.
  • The Violence Against Women Act is critical to our ability to address these crimes in our state.
  • There is evidence showing that VAWA has saved millions of dollars and countless lives.
  • We are asking for you to be an original co-sponsor of the Leahy/Crapo bill that will be introduced on Wednesday.
  • Please contact Anya McMurray or Noah Bookbinder at (202)224-7703 to sign on to the bill.

Alabama

Sessions, Jeff - (202) 224-4124

Shelby, Richard - (202) 224-5744       

 

Arkansas

Boozman, John - (202) 224-4843

 

Alaska

Murkowski, Lisa - (202) 224-6665       

 

Arizona

McCain, John - (202) 224-2235  

Kyl, Jon - (202) 224-4521

 

Florida

Rubio, Marco - (202) 224-3041  

 

Georgia

Chambliss, Saxby - (202) 224-3521

Isakson, Johnny - (202) 224-3643

 

Idaho

Crapo, Mike - (202) 224-6142 - (thank him!)

Risch, James - (202) 224-2752  

 

Illinois

Kirk, Mark - (202) 224-2854

 

Indiana

Lugar, Richard - (202) 224-4814

Coats, Daniel - (202) 224-5623

 

Iowa

Grassley, Chuck - (202) 224-3744

 

Louisiana

Vitter, David - (202) 224-4623 

 

Kansas

Moran, Jerry - (202) 224-6521

Roberts, Pat - (202) 224-4774  

 

Kentucky

McConnell, Mitch - (202) 224-2541

Paul, Rand - (202) 224-4343    

 

Maine

Collins, Susan - (202) 224-2523

Snowe, Olympia - (202) 224-5344

 

Massachusetts

Brown, Scott - (202) 224-4543

 

Mississippi

Cochran, Thad - (202) 224-5054

Wicker, Roger - (202) 224-6253 

 

Missouri

Blunt, Roy - (202) 224-5721

 

Nebraska

Johanns, Mike - (202) 224-4224

 

Nevada

Heller, Dean - (202) 224-6244

 

New Hampshire

Ayotte, Kelly - (202) 224-3324

 

North Carolina

Burr, Richard - (202) 224-3154

 

North Dakota

Hoeven, John - (202) 224-2551

 

Ohio

Portman, Rob - (202) 224-3353

 

Oklahoma

Coburn, Tom - (202) 224-5754

Inhofe, James - (202) 224-4721

 

Pennsylvania

Toomey, Patrick - (202) 224-4254       

 

South Carolina

DeMint, Jim - (202) 224-6121

Graham, Lindsey - (202) 224-5972

 

South Dakota

Thune, John - (202) 224-2321   

 

Tennessee

Alexander, Lamar - (202) 224-4944

Corker, Bob - (202) 224-3344

 

Texas

Cornyn, John - (202) 224-2934

Hutchison, Kay Bailey - (202) 224-5922

 

Utah

Hatch, Orrin - (202) 224-5251

Lee, Mike - (202) 224-5444     

 

Wisconsin

Johnson, Ron - (202) 224-5323

 

Wyoming

Enzi, Michael - (202) 224-3424

Barrasso, John - (202) 224-6441

 

Click here to access a one page summary on VAWA Reauthorization.

  

Please let us know how the call went. Email Rosie Hidalgo, Director of Public Policy, at [email protected] so that we can follow up with your Senator.

 

Let's get bipartisan VAWA legislation passed together! 

Thank you! 

National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and   Communities  
The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities is a network of individuals and organizations committed to improving the health and well-being of Latin@ communities. The National Latin@ Network is led by Casa de Esperanza, a national Latina organization whose mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latin@ communities to end domestic violence. The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities builds on Casa de Esperanza's experience working in local communities to support families, end domestic violence, and increase meaningful access to services for Latina@s and incorporates a research center, public policy initiative, and training.