Update of May 10, 2021 Issue
From your Editor:
We are not certain if the Editor or these articles were AWOL when the May 10, 2021 Issue was being put together. Our suspicions are that it's the Editor but the jury's still out! Our apologies for omitting these two articles.

From Lu Arredondo,

Join your friends and sisters in Federation for a special Champion training with our Affiliate, Shot@Life. All are welcome to attend this 1 hour training.  
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: May 29, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Topic: Shot@Life CA Champion training
Register in advance for this webinar:

From the GFWC Legislative Action Center:
The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grants provide federal funding enabling local organizations serving survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, trafficking, and other crimes to provide counseling, case management, crisis hotlines, emergency shelters, and community-based programs.
The VOCA formula must be fixed to avoid further financial crisis and the elimination of services. Congress must enact H.R. 1652 to stabilize the Crime Victims Fund by ensuring federal financial penalties from deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements are deposited into the Crime Victims Fund and used to serve victims of crime. The bill also expands services to tribal victims of crime, and waives the local matching requirement which harms many rural communities. 
The House of Representatives has passed the bill with strong bipartisan support. Now it is time for the Senate to act to stabilize the Crime Victims Fund. 
Contact the GFWC Legislative Action Center and let your Senator(s) know that they need to support this Act. 
Deborah Bushnell 
CFWC Legislative & Public Policy Chair