April is known as “Sexual Assault Awareness Month” … Help break the accepted cycle and culture of violence -
Tell Congress to do what is right for ALL victims of Domestic Violence.
What better way for members of the House of Representatives to show ALL victims of domestic violence that as Public Servants, they support and protect the right to live a decent life which includes the pursuit of happiness by passing the Senate version of VAWA S.1925.
The fact is the Violence Against Women’s Act has always passed in both Chambers without a problem is well known, though the Republican led House chose to show overt prejudice against Native Alaskan, Native Americans, Undocumented and LGBT Americans when it rejected VAWA on March 30, 2012.
However, Republicans have yet another opportunity to do what is right. Tell your Republican member of Congress to be on the right side of History and pass the Senate version of #VAWA that protects all victims of these crimes, regardless of their age, gender, race, sexuality, or faith. The mission to continue that conservative party line lives on and seems to insist on taking, stripping, yanking, cutting, slashing away personal power while yelling that they want smaller Government and it defies what Americans are about . Teapublicans in Congress, a small coalition, have made a choice to attack social issues, the decision to go out of their way to filibuster the economy is beyond my understanding.
If you believe Americans have A RIGHT to experience equality in all its forms: voter, union, women’s, gender, minority, and gay RIGHTs -along with more than a splash of compassion for the poor think about the Violence Against Women Act and how it might be affecting your family friends neighbors or co-workers.
on Apr 25, 2012 by SenateDemocrats
Democratic Senators Barbara Boxer (CA), Amy Klobuchar (MN), and Patty Murray (WA) stress the importance of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act to protect victims of domestic violence, regardless of sexual orientation or background.
President Obama and his administration changed the definition of rape to help more people
Please show support for S.1925, Call your member of Congress Tell them to PASS #VAWA -
A lot of misinformation is being circulated by the bills detractors about S. 1925, the real #VAWA.
Read below for the facts !
(1) Since #VAWA first passed, the number of individuals killed by an intimate partner has decreased by 34% for women and 57% for men. #VAWA has saved lives while saving money, saving $12.6 billion in its first 6 years alone.
(2) S. 1925 saves money by consolidating and repealing more than 15 programs, ensuring more funding will go directly to needed victim services rather than grant administration.
(3) S. 1925 adopts almost word-for-word the accountability measures developed by Senator Grassley for the Trafficking Victims Reauthorization Act.
(4) S. 1925 does not create “new victims” or support “special interests”. The real #VAWA protects all victims of these crimes, regardless of their age, gender, race, citizenship, sexuality, or faith.
(5) Our nation must not say, “There are too many victims” or “You are not the ‘right’ kind of victim”. All victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking deserve help. That is what S. 1925, the real VAWA, does. It’s time – way past time — to do much more to stop this violence, and to protect victims from all walks of life including:
- Lack of services available to LGBTQ victims;•
- Barriers to services for undocumented victims; and•
- Continuing high levels of violence against Native American and Native Alaskan women.
- Please support VAWA’s Reauthorization.
- Domestic violence affects all of us.
- Congress should reauthorize the VAWA and provide funding.
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