October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Violence Against Women Act has still not been reauthorized – over a year after it should have been reauthorized, and over 6 months since the House of Representatives passed it. Let’s push our US Senators to do their jobs!
The National Task Force to End Sexual & Domestic Violence wrote, “It has been 6 months since the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (VAWA), with strong bipartisan support. It is past time for the Senate to take action on a substantially similar bill that maintains important protections for vulnerable survivors while making critical enhancements to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.”
“This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, tell your Senators they must take action on a VAWA bill that meets the needs of survivors! We must keep the pressure up on the Senate! Senators need to know their constituents care – and are watching!”
Post at least one tweet on 10/16/19, around 2pm. Hashtags are #VAWA4ALL and #DVAM2019. There are a few sample tweets below, but those and 21 more at VAWA Tweets – DVAM 2019.
Our North Carolina Senators are Senator Richard Burr and Senator Thom Tillis. Their ‘Senator Handles’ are @Senator Burr and @ThomTillis.
Hashtags: #VAWA19 #VAWA4ALL #DVAM2019 #