VAWA Expires Tomorrow 9/30 - Take Action NOW!
The Violence Against Women Act is set to expire tomorrow, Sept. 30. Please
call your senators' offices immediately to make sure that U.S. women don't
have to suffer without the lifesaving provisions of VAWA. You can reach any
senator through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.
In light of VAWA's overwhelming victory in the House on Wednesday, you may
think that Senate passage is assured, but it's not. VAWA will only be
brought to the Senate floor and passed if people like you make your voices
Remember that VAWA originally passed the senate UNANIMOUSLY with bi-partisan
sponsorship, so don't hesitate to call conservative senators.
Call your senators' offices right away and talk to a staff member. Tell them
that you want the Senator to help bring VAWA (S 1197) to the floor on
Friday, Sept. 30, and to vote "yes" on this important act. Make sure they
know that you are a constituent in their state and you vote!
If you must, leave a message on their answering machine, but make your call
NOW! Please call 202-224-3121.
There is a suggested script below, or you can read more about this important issue.
"Hi, this is [name] from [city, state]. As your constituent and a women's
rights supporter, I'm calling to ask [senator's name] to bring the Violence
Against Women Act -- S 1197 -- to the floor on Friday Sept. 30 before it
expires and to vote YES for final passage. The women of our state and this
country are counting on you."
If you have the time, please send NOW an email (to email@example.com) to let us
know which senators offices you reached and what kind of repsonse you
received from their staff -- and even if you left a message. Your feedback
helps in our lobbying efforts.
Thanks for your time and support on this critical issue!