The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

An action alert from the National Network to End Domestic Violence ( Thank you! You helped us win reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) earlier this year, and victims everywhere are grateful for your activism. But that success is being undermined by the sequester and by funding cuts that are rolling back our […]

Prolonged Government Shutdown Continues to Threaten Services for Victims What is your Congressperson doing to keep shelters and rape crisis centers open?   The House seems no nearer to passing a bill to reopen the government than before.  Progress is stalled in Congress and we need every voice in your state to call for Congress to […]

Background: We all know that domestic violence can be complicated and that when it comes to what DV policy should be adopted,  victims’ voices trump.  Immigrant victims and survivors have told us that they, like every other DV victim, want help and system interventions—but also like every other DV victim—interventions that actually work for them! […]

NNEDV Praises House Passage of VAWA NNEDV Praises House Passage of VAWA, Looks Forward to President Obama Signing Bill into Law FEBRUARY 28, 2013 Today, the U.S. House of Representatives took up the Senate-passed bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and passed this vital legislation by a bipartisan vote of vote of […]

Senate Bill 86 passes Rules Committee and will be voted on in the Georgia Senate TOMORROW, February 20th!  Please contact your Senator TODAY and urge them to vote YES on Senate Bill 86! SB 86 has passed the Rules Committee and is headed to the Georgia Senate for a full vote.  Please contact your Senators […]

                    It’s unacceptable that VAWA resources have been jeopardized for almost 2 years! The election is over and it’s time! Congress has some unfinished business. They MUST PASS the Violence Against Women Act NOW! We must get Congress to finish the work of passing a VAWA that […]

GCADV is disheartened to report that H.R. 4970, the harmful House version of a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, passed the U.S. House of Representatives on May 16 by a vote of 222 to 205.  Rather than take up a House bill crafted similarly to the bipartisan Senate VAWA reauthorization bill (S.1925), […]

The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote NEXT WEEK on a harmful alternative bill for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization, the Cantor-Adams bill (HR 4970).  Please contact your Congressman and urge him to vote NO on HR 4970!  Ask him to, instead, support a bill like the bipartisan Senate Bill (S.1925) that protects […]

Please contact your U.S. Representative before May 8 and ask them to OPPOSE the Cantor-Adams proposal (H.R. 4970) and to SUPPORT H.R. 4271 for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act! Georgia’s U.S. Representatives need to hear loud and clear that all victims should be protected and that victim service providers cannot endure additional […]

Some harmful VAWA substitutes and bad amendments to S.1925 could be debated on the Senate Floor as soon as Wednesday, April 25! Call Senator Chambliss and Senator Isakson today with this message: “I am/the members of my organization are constituents and we need Senator Chambliss/Senator Isakson to vote for S. 1925.  S. 1925 is the […]

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