Urgent: Call your U.S. Representative TODAY to Vote for the Senate Violence Against Women Act

February 28, 2013

Tell the House of Representatives to Vote NO on the House substitute to S.47—the Violence Against Women Act—and Vote YES on the bipartisan Senate bill.

VAWA protest in front of capitolEach year, the lives of thousands of survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking are made safer by important programs VAWA created. Many of these survivors are immigrants to the United States. Three weeks ago, the Senate, with bipartisan support (78-22), passed a clean reauthorization of VAWA (S.47). The House substitute is a weaker version that is missing the critical protections for immigrant survivors of violence and human trafficking found in the Senate version.

As people of faith we are called to care for the most vulnerable, to love our neighbor, and care for the strangers among us. Call your Representative now to ask the House to vote in favor of the Senate version of VAWA and against the House Substitution bill.

Find your Representative and a Direct phone # to their Washington, D.C. Office at www.house.gov

“As a person of faith, I urge you to vote against the House substitute bill for the Violence Against Women Act and in favor of the bi-partisan Senate bill that protects victims of human trafficking, undocumented immigrants who are victims of violence, and ensures funding for law enforcement officers on U and T visas which provide critical protections for immigrant survivors and survivors of human trafficking.”