TAKE ACTION! Help Get VAWA Reauthorized
What if you became the victim of domestic violence or rape and learned that you had fewer resources for help in your community, from the police, or through the court system?
This could happen if the U.S. Senate fails to pass the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.
Since the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was first enacted in 1994, it's helped save thousands of lives - by recognizing domestic and sexual violence as crimes at the federal level, by giving organizations like Safe Horizon the vital resources they need to help women and families affected by violence and abuse, and by giving the courts and law enforcement more tools to pursue cases involving violent crimes against women.
VAWA is once again up for reauthorization. Yet it faces challenges because of partisan politics that could jeopardize the hard efforts by organizations, law enforcement, and advocates to offer victims protection and help when they urgently need it.
Don't let victims lose this lifesaving legislation. Join Safe Horizon to support the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act TODAY!
The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, S.1925 introduced by Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), will expand the act to provide more victims of domestic and sexual violence, including immigrant and LGBT victims, with greater access to critically-needed resources. It will support better and increased training for law enforcement, service providers, and the court system to better address the need of survivors. And, it will help break the cycles of violence and abuse by funding education provided through schools and organizations.
You can make a difference. Contact your Senate representative today and let them know you support victims of domestic and sexual violence. Let them know you want to see the VAWA Reauthorization Act passed because victims deserve protection and help - and because VAWA can save lives.