Tell the House to pass the expanded, bipartisan Violence Against Women Act
The Violence Against Women Act provides critical funding and training to curtail domestic violence, including funding for police training to handle cases involving sexual assault. Since this legislation became law in 1994, incidents of domestic violence against women have dropped by over 50 percent.
The Senate voted to reauthorize an expanded, bipartisan version of the Violence Against Women Act. It will extend protection to the LGBT community, undocumented immigrants and Native Americans. However, the House Republican version is unlikely to extend protections to all of these groups, especially members of the LGBT community.
Send an email to your member of the U.S. House of Representatives, telling him or her to pass the expanded, bipartisan Senate reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.