Battle to Pass Violence Against Women Act in U.S. Senate
March 26, 2012
The United States Senate is expected to vote on the the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in mid-April.
Futures Without Violence is working vigorously to ensure that VAWA, as it’s known, continues and includes the ground-breaking programs that help survivors of violence heal and thrive and prevents domestic and sexual violence against women and children. In particular, Senators need to hear about the important health and prevention programs that are included in VAWA. Despite a long history of bipartisan support, most Republican Senators are largely opposing the bill this year, so it is critical that those of us who care about ending violence and abuse speak out and let their Senators know they support VAWA. Every vote will count. For more information about VAWA and to take action now, click here. If you’d like to sign up to get action alerts during critical times when your voice is necessary for success, please click here.