The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is one of the most effective pieces of legislation enacted to end domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, serving as the backbone of our nation’s response to these crimes. VAWA revolutionized the way violent crimes against women are prosecuted and prevented, reshaped the way victims receive services, and transformed the way communities respond to survivors.
Since VAWA was first passed in 1994:
So why does the House want to take away protections that are vital to victims?
Over the past several months, members of Congress from both parties have waged a dismaying battle over provisions in VAWA regarding protections for members of the LGBTQ, immigrant, and Native American communities. We must not allow political arguments to erode the advancements our country has made toward that goal in the eighteen years since VAWA became law. You can learn more here: http://gcadv.org/what-we-do/public-policy/
Today, you can help us stop the backslide!
Please consider making a small monetary contribution to support Nicole and Allison as they travel to Washington, D.C. June 4-6 to represent the interests of victims of domestic violence.
You can donate at http://gcadv.org/get-involved/donate/