Today we have an urgent request.
S. 47, a Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill has been introduced in the Senate. Unfortunately, S. 47 is very similar to last year’s Violence Against Women Act and ignores well-documented problems.
You’d think that with all of the controversy surrounding VAWA, the Senate would afford time for discussion and the possible addition of amendments. But this may not be the case! Word is that it may skip the Judicial Committee and go straight to the floor for a vote!
We believe that these VAWA Reform Principals are vital and urgently needed to create a comprehensive and effective VAWA: http://www.saveservices.org/pvra/vawa-reform-principles/
Our urgent request: Please call your Senators RIGHT NOW. Tell them, “Say NO to S. 47 and YES to Real VAWA Reform!”
If you live in the United States, please find your senators here: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm and write or call them. Remember, you have two Senators in every State, so be sure to contact both from whichever state you live and/or work in!
Let’s show them what we’re made of. Use those phones!
Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
Editor’s note: for more on SAVE’s suggestions on how to reform VAWA if it’s to be passed at all, please see this VAWA reform principles document. And yes, by the way, I already called both my Senators. Have you?–DE