Action Alert

Call both your US Senators! The Violence Against Women Act needs to be updated and strengthened

May 29, 2019

On 4-4-19, the House passed, by a bipartisan margin of 263 yeas to 158 nays, H.R. 1585, a bill to reauthorize, or update, and strengthen the NAACP-supported and very successful Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Despite its huge successes, the current law establishing VAWA expired on February 15, 2019.

We must now let the Senate know that half-measures such as a straight reauthorization of VAWA are not acceptable, nor are rollbacks of existing protections for survivors.  We must urge them to take the legislation up as soon as possible.

For more information on  the situation, and to find out how you can advocate, please review the attached Action Alert and take Fast Action.