Take Action: TweetStorm to push VAWA on 10/16/19 during DVAM

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!  Join the tweetstorm using #VAWA19 #DVAM2019 #VAWA4All.

Remember My Name Domestic Violence Vigil – 10/10/19 in Fayetteville

Join Fayetteville NOW members as Fayetteville  pauses to remember DV victims this year as they do every year. Annual “Remember My Name Domestic Violence Vigil” is on Thursday, Oct 10, 2019. This event recognizes those individuals who have died during the past year as a result of domestic violence.

Voices From The Coverage Gap Event Opens People’s Eyes (2019)

Stories are powerful. Filmmaker Rebecca Cerese captured stories from people around the state who are caught in the health care coverage gap. She shared some stories on film and some she told. One of Rebecca’s storytellers came in person and her story of her daughter was heartbreaking.

De Pas: Shocking VAWA Statistics; US Senators, Do Your Job!

Shocking statistics on violence against women and men. Here are some improvements in reauthorization bill, which already passed the US House? Why is US Senate holding up reauthorization? We must hold Congress accountable.

#StopTheBans Event Summaries from Around NC – May 2019

Here are some pictures and links to media on events around the state. NOW activist spoke and were interviewed at different events. For specifics on each event, see previous post, “Find a Stop Abortion Bans Protest Near You! 5/21/19”.

Voices of Domestic Violence Town Hall – Triad – 4/11/19

Every town hall is a unique experience. The Voice of Domestic Violence Town Hall in Winston Salem on 4/11/19 included experts, past victims, current warriors with powerful stories and valuable information to share! Read a summary of their words here.

VAWA was Topic of 116th Week with Tuesdays With Tillis – 4/9/19

The weekly Tuesdays With Tillis protests continue into and beyond the 116th consecutive week of rallies around Senator Thom Tillis’ office in Raleigh. The topic on Tuesday, April 9, was the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). NC NOW President Gailya Paliga was one of the speakers, but messages about violence against women and women rising up were also conveyed through song and chants.

About the Violence Against Women Act

Congress is in the process of reauthorizing the 25 year old Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) this spring (April 2019). VAWA expired last fall, when Congress was distracted with other issues. Here is some background on VAWA and on changes to improve it in 2019.

Help pass #VAWA in 2019

April is #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth and women and women’s organizations including NOW are urging Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women’s Act, VAWA. The bill is #HR1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act. Learn about it here and see what you can do to help move #VAWA along.

ERA: Alyssa Milano Wants It. How About You?

Women have been working to get equal rights in the United States for 170 years! Too many people don’t realize women don’t have equal rights. Why is ERA catching fire now? What will it do for women and families? How can you help? North Carolina women are pushing now and pushing hard! Learn more and join the effort! Alyssa Milano is in!