Protecting Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: Supporting Stricter Background Checks for Gun Sales
The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protections Act of 2015 (H.R.1217), a bipartisan bill introduced by Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and three Republicans with 184 Democrats, must be voted on in the remaining days that Congress is in session to protect survivors of intimate partner violence.
Restore the Vote: Urge Your Senators and Representatives to Support the Voting Rights Advancement Act!
It’s time for Congress to pass legislation that will restore accountability and fairness to our voting system. The Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 2867/S. 1659) will defend fundamental voting rights by restoring transparency, protect the rights of vulnerable communities and regulate voting law changes in areas with multiple reports of voting rights violations.
In the next few days, the Senate will continue consideration of the annual FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) will be offering her bill – the Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA) – as amendment #4310 with 33 bipartisan cosponsors. According to the Pentagon, 62% of female sexual assault victims who reported their assaults experienced retaliation – a rate unchanged over the last two years.
Honoring Mothers at Work: Urge Your Senators and Representative to Support the Paycheck Fairness Act!
Mothers’ Equal Pay Day this year is observed on May 16 – that’s the amount of time working into a second year for mothers’ pay to reach parity with fathers’ pay. Women with child rearing responsibilities are paid less compared to all women (79 cents); on average, they receive only 73 cents compared to the dads’ one dollar.