Right now we are counting on the support of Representative Ted Poe to introduce a resolution on ending violence against women and girls internationally, modeled after the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA). The resolution will make ending gender-based violence a top priority in U.S. international assistance.
If you live in Representative Poe's district (2nd-Texas), please call his local district offices in Texas using this toll free number (866) 425-6565. Here's some sample language you can use when you call:
- "As a constituent of Representative Poe's, I'm calling to urge Judge Poe to introduce a resolution on ending violence against women internationally. This resolution will help save lives around the world. Mr. Poe has been a leader on this issue for many years and the time is now to show that leadership again."
Anyone can help us urge Rep. Poe to introduce the resolution by taking action on social media. By tweeting at Rep. Poe and writing on his Facebook wall, we're sending a strong message to the Congressman that the time is now to introduce this important resolution that will benefit millions of women and girls worldwide.
To write on Rep. Poe’s Facebook wall click here. Here is some sample language to use:
- "Thank you for your leadership to end rape, abuse and exploitation of women and girls globally. Please introduce a resolution on ending violence against women internationally, It will help save millions of lives around the world by making ending violence against women and girls a top priority for the U.S. Thank you for your commitment to ending gender-based violence."
To tweet at Rep. Poe, click here. You can use one of the sample tweets below:
- "Thanks for your past leadership, @JudgeTedPoe. Please introduce a resolution to end violence against women globally today!"
- "You've been a great advocate in the past, @JudgeTedPoe. Please continue to help by introducing a resolution to end violence against today!
Representative Poe's office needs to hear from constituents now! Please take action this week and next.