Renew the Violence Against Women Act of 2019


NAME OF ISSUE:   VAWA – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Actof 2019

HOUSE OR SENATE BILL  #HR 1585

SUGGESTED MEMBER SCRIPT
Hi, my name is …, I’m a constituent from “i.e., Durango” zip code 81***.   VAWA has passed the House.  Now please VOTE YES on HR 1585, the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 when it comes to the Senate floor. H.R.1585 is a reauthorization bill that includes narrowly-focused enhancements to address gaps identified by victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence and the people, including nonprofit organizations, who work with them every day.

WHO MEMBER IS TO CONTACT :       

  • Senator Michael Bennet
           (970) 259-1710 (Durango)    (202) 224-5852 (DC Office)
https://www.bennet.senate.gov
  • Senator Cory Gardner
           (970) 415-7416(Durango)   (202) 224-5941  (DC Office)
http://www.gardner.senate.gov

WHEN IS MEMBER TO CALL OR WRITE 
ASAP in advance of the bill coming to the Senate floor.

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
VAWA meets the needs of diverse survivors by: ● Maintaining vital protections for all survivors including sexual assault; ● Investing in prevention; ● Ensuring victim service providers can use VAWA funding to help victims experiencing a range of domestic violence & sexual assault behaviors; ● Ending impunity for non-Native perpetrators of sexual assault, child abuse co-occurring with domestic violence, stalking, sex trafficking, and assaults on tribal law enforcement officers on tribal lands; ● Improving access to safe housing and economic independence; ● Protecting dating violence from abusers with firearms; and ● Improving enforcement of court-ordered firearm relinquishment.