Monday, April 23, 2012

Support the Violence Against Women Act

Female symbol on public restroomFrom our friends at the Center for American Progress Action Fund
This week, the U.S. Senate is set to vote on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

The bill has never been controversial, but now many in the House and Senate are opposing reauthorization.

This landmark legislation empowers local communities by providing essential resources to combat domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Expiration is unimaginable. Yet that’s where we’re headed.

Our progress could be reversed at a time when we need to push forward. We have to act now, before the vote.

Click here to tell Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act immediately. This can’t fail.

Since its passage in 1994, this law has been an unqualified success. The number of women killed by an intimate partner has fallen 34%.

The new version of the bill not only continues proven programs, but extends protections to more people, including those in same-sex relationships.

We can’t stand by and allow this legislation to be eliminated.

Click here to take action now—before this critical Senate vote.

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