Tell House Republicans to pass the Violence Against Women Act
Update: Victory! On February 28, House Republicans relented and allowed a vote on the expanded, bi-partisan version of the Violence Against Women Act. It passed the House overwhelmingly, and will be signed into law.
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The Violence Against Women Act provides critical resources to reduce and respond to violent crimes against women, including funding for police training to handle cases involving sexual assault. Since it became law in 1994, incidents of domestic violence against women have dropped by over 50 percent.
For the second time in two years, the Senate has passed an expanded, bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. It will extend protections to many whose needs were previously not met by the law, including the LGBT community, Native Americans, and immigrants.
However, House Republicans have so far refused to reauthorize the expanded bill; in fact, they’re so obstructionist that they have allowed the entire law to lapse.
Please sign the petition from Daily Kos and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee urging House Republicans to protect all women by passing the Senate version of the expanded, bipartisan Violence Against Women Act.
All women, regardless of nationality, citizenship status, or sexual orientation deserve equal protections against violence and sexual assault. We strongly urge you to immediately pass the Senate version of the expanded, bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act to strengthen protections for vulnerable women across the country.
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