URGENT: VAWA ACTION ALERT
VAWA must be passed by both the House and Senate in the next few hours or days!
December 16, 2005
All the differences between the House and Senate Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) bills have been resolved and the final VAWA is ready to be passed by Congress TODAY. The Senate needs to pass it this afternoon so that it can be passed by the House before they recess on Saturday for the rest of the year!
VAWA includes a comprehensive package of grant programs and policy improvements to help END domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, rape and stalking.
What can you do?
Call the offices of the House and Senate leadership with this simple message: Please make sure that VAWA 2005 gets passed before you adjourn for this year. We must not allow services to be reduced and programs eliminated. Women, children and families are relying on you.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn), 202-224-3135
House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill), 202-225-0600
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev), 202-224-5556
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal), 202-225-0100
Call your own Senators and Representative and leave the simple message: Please support the Violence Against Women Act and do not adjourn until it is passed. Use the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or call your Representative's office and Senators' offices directly.
Send an email to your Senators and Representative asking them to help expedite this process. All Members of Congress can be helpful. Even if they have promised to support VAWA, they need to hear from you again. Thank you for all of your important work to stop the violence.
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