November 29, 2012

 

Please forward widely

 

Time to target Congressional leadership and urge them to move forward on VAWA - there is too much at stake!

 

The lame duck session is winding down &

Congress has some unfinished business.

 

They MUST PASS the Violence Against Women Act NOW!

 



We must get Congress to finish the work of passing a VAWA that safely and effectively protects ALL victims.

 

TAKE ACTION BY REACHING OUT TO HOUSE LEADERSHIP!

 

As the leading voice for domestic violence victims and their advocates, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) plays a critical role in getting a more comprehensive, inclusive VAWA reauthorized this year.  NCADV's VAWA advocacy efforts continue to gain the attention among Congress, the Capitol Hill press corps and national stakeholder groups.  Your calls and tweets are working!

 

This week, we're asking advocates across the country to all contact two key leaders in the House:

Speaker John Boehner (OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (VA). These two Representatives have substantial influence in moving VAWA forward, and they need to hear from all of you that VAWA must be passed in the lame duck session!

 

Call these Representatives with the message that the House and Senate versions of VAWA are almost entirely the same, and only a few critical differences remain to be worked through. Tell them we know that by working together in good faith and with a victim-centered approach, these differences can be resolved. There is too much at stake for victims and for the stability of VAWA's vital programs - VAWA must be passed now!

 

Speaker Boehner: 202.225.6205

Majority Leader Cantor: 202.225.2815

 

TWEET OUR TARGETS!

@johnboehner Please stand up for women and children exposed to violence. #PassVAWA2012 #NCADV

@GOPLeader Put #VAWA on the calendar now to help ensure safety for all victims. #PassVAWA2012 #NCADV

@johnboehner #PassVAWA2012 because victims in your community and across the country depend on it! #NCADV

@GOPLeader Congress must reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act before they adjourn #PassVAWA2012 #NCADV

 

 Join the#PassVAWA2012 Social Media Campaign

 

Be part of a ground-breaking campaign to leverage the full power of social media in fighting for the Reauthorization of VAWA! Join the #PassVAWA2012 Facebook Photo Campaign to tell Congress that it's time to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act!  It's easy, just snap photos of you, your friends, & your colleaguesholding up signs saying why we need to Pass VAWA NOW!  Submit your photos via email to lccref@gmail.com or tweetpic with #PassVAWA2012. For more details and sample campaign tweets check out the tool kit on www.4VAWA.org!

 

 

STAY CONNECTED WITH NCADV!

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Thank you for your advocacy! If you have any questions, please contact publicpolicy@ncadv.org.

 

 

Help Support NCADV--without opening your checkbook!

 

One of our most successful programs is our Donate A Phone program. Through this program, we receive a portion of the proceeds that come from the sale of refurbished cell phones and digital electronics that support our programming that helps stop violence in the home. In addition to cell phones and their accessories (accepted in any condition), we also collect old laptops, Mp3 players, digital cameras, and old video game systems. All donations are tax-deductible. We partner with Cellular Recycler, a wonderful Colorado company whose sole mission is to help raise money for great organizations and keep electronics out of landfills. There is little you would have to do - we provide you with everything (for free!) needed for the collection, including flyers, posters, language, collection boxes and free shipping labels.  The effort on your part is minimal, comes at no cost to you, and would greatly impact our ability to continue to provide support to victims of domestic violence. Click here to get started now or email gshaw@ncadv.org for more information.

In one year alone 12.7 million men and women in the U.S. are physically abused, raped or stalked by their partners. That is approximately the number of people in New York City and Los Angeles combined. That is 24 people every minute. These are people we know. It is time to end the silence and shame for good. Like the peace sign, the yellow "support our troops" ribbon or the red AIDS ribbon, the goal of NO MORE is to raise visibility for these issues, challenging the stigma that surrounds them, and taking the first step toward broader social change. NCADV supports the NO MORE project and we encourage you to check them out online at