A group of bipartisan lawmakers reintroduced the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on March 8th, 2021. VAWA would provide funding and grants for a variety of programs that tackle domestic abuse. VAWA’s authorization lapsed in 2018. The House passed legislation to reauthorize the measure in 2019 with the support of a handful of GOP lawmakers, but a lesser bill was put forth in the Senate and neither bill moved. More on the situation in The Hill. You can take action now to help it move forward!
First step is passing the US House of Representatives. Then the Senate.
Before March 17 – Contact your Congressperson
Call your REPRESENTATIVE and tell them to SUPPORT H.R.1620!
After you have called them, please Tweet at them. You can find their Twitter handle here. Use your representative’s twitter handle to replace @Rephandle in the sample tweets below.
Thx to .@JacksonLeeTX18 & @RepBrianFitz, for introducing the bipartisan H.R.1620, a VAWA that includes key enhancements 4 all survivors of domestic and sexual violence. @Rephandle can I count on you to vote YES?! #VAWA21 #VAWA4ALL
I’m with @JacksonLeeTX18 & @RepBrianFitz. Pass the bipartisan #VAWA4ALL because all survivors deserve justice! @RepHandle, please co-sponsor and vote for H.R.1620 #VAWA21
After March 17 – contact Senators
After March 17, it is time to contact our Senators. Use How to contact NC’s US Senators – Burr and Tillis to call and/or email them. Looks like the bill number is same.