Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Help protect ALL victims: call your Representative about VAWA in the House!

We have been updating you on a regular basis on the status of the VAWA.  Thanks to your calls, emails and other forms of activism, it passed the Senate.  Now we need your help to pass it in the House.  Please find below a message from Pat Reuss of the National Organization for Women (NOW), who helped propose and continues to fight for VAWA.
Please forward to everyone you know who cares about ending domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking!
ACT NOW – the House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee will be considering VAWA next week!
The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence expresses its strong opposition to the Cantor-Adams version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization (H.R. 4970) that was introduced last week. It weakens or deletes entirely some of the vital improvements in the Senate bill, including the strong provisions that are designed to increase the safety of Native women and the needs of the LGBT community. The bill also contains damaging provisions that create obstacles for immigrant victims seeking to report crimes, increase danger for immigrant victims by eliminating important confidentiality protections, undermine effective anti-fraud protections, and roll back years of progress to protect the safety of immigrant victims. That is not a bill that the National Task Force, comprised of thousands of experts, law enforcement and advocates across the country, can support.

The Senate bill that was passed on April 26, 2012 was the product of significant input from experts in the law enforcement and advocacy fields, and was only introduced after the many interested communities had had a chance to review it, and offer suggestions, and improvements, and raise concerns.  The House has the opportunity to conduct a similarly deliberative process, and we hope that like the Senate, the result will be a strong bi-partisan bill that strengthens protections for all survivors of violence.

We must tell our legislators that we oppose the Cantor-Adams bill and want to see a bipartisan bill that includes ALL victims.  The House of Representatives is in recess this week so it's a good time to tell reach out to them. 

ACTION:  Call your representative and tell them:  "We oppose the Cantor/Adams proposal because it doesn't include protections for all victims.  We support a bill that is closer to HR 4271 with improvements, including those provisions in the bi-partisan Senate bill that protects Tribal victims, immigrant victims, LGBTQ victims and other marginalized communities."


If you have limited time call those in yellow and grey first!  All phone numbers are in the 202 area code.
43 - Republican former sponsors in yellow
Judiciary Committee former sponsors in gray
CODE:  *=1994, ^=2000 Morella, #=2005 Lofgren, !=2005Green

PRIMARY LIST of Representatives to contact:









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Bachus, Spencer!
AL
6th
225-4921
Bonner, Jo!
AL
1st
225-4931
Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. ^*
AS
Delegate
225-8577
Flake, Jeff*
AZ
6th
225-2635
Grijalva, Raúl M. #
AZ
7th
225-2435
Pastor, Ed#^*
AZ
4th
225-4065
Baca, Joe!^
CA
43d
225-6161
Becerra, Xavier*
CA
31st
225-6235
Berman, Howard L. #^
CA
28th
225-4695
Bilbray, Brian P. ^*
CA
50th
225-0508
Bono Mack, Mary ^
CA
45th
225-5330
Calvert, Ken ^
CA
44th
225-1986
Capps, Lois!#^
CA
23d
225-3601
Costa, Jim!#
CA
20th
225-3341
Davis, Susan A. #
CA
53d
225-2040
Eshoo, Anna G. #^*
CA
14th
225-8104
Farr, Sam#^*
CA
17th
225-2861
Filner, Bob!#^*
CA
51st
225-8045
Gallegly, Elton ^
CA
24th
225-5811
Honda, Michael M. #
CA
15th
225-2631
Lee, Barbara#^
CA
9th
225-2661
Lofgren, Zoe  #^
CA
16th
225-3072
Matsui, Doris O. #
CA
5th
225-7163
Miller, George#^*
CA
7th
225-2095
Napolitano, Grace F. #^
CA
38th
225-5256
Pelosi, Nancy#^*
CA
8th
225-4965
Roybal-Allard, Lucille#^*
CA
34th
225-1766
Royce, Edward R. ^
CA
40th
225-4111
Sánchez, Linda T. #
CA
39th
225-6676
Sanchez, Loretta!#^
CA
47th
225-2965
Schiff, Adam B. !#
CA
29th
225-4176
Sherman, Brad#^
CA
27th
225-5911
Stark, Fortney Pete#^*
CA
13th
225-5065
Thompson, Mike ^
CA
1st
225-3311
Waters, Maxine#^*
CA
35th
225-2201
Waxman, Henry A. #^*
CA
30th
225-3976
Woolsey, Lynn C. #^*
CA
6th
225-5161
DeGette, Diana#^
CO
1st
225-4431
DeLauro, Rosa L. !#^*
CT
3d
225-3661
Larson, John B. !#^
CT
1st
225-2265
Norton, Eleanor Holmes #^*
DC
Delegate
225-8050
Bilirakis, Gus M. ^*
FL
9th
225-5755
Brown, Corrine#^*
FL
3d
225-0123
Deutch, Theodore E. ^*
FL
19th
225-3001
Hastings, Alcee L. ^*
FL
23d
225-1313
Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana!
FL
18th
225-3931
Wasserman Schultz, Debbie#
FL
20th
225-7931
Bishop, Sanford D Jr. #^*
GA
2d
225-3631
Lewis, John#^*
GA
5th
225-3801
Bordallo, Madeleine Z. #
GU
Delegate
225-1188
Boswell, Leonard L. #*
IA
3d
225-3806
Latham, Tom !
IA
4th
225-5476
Simpson, Michael K. ^
ID
2d
225-5531
Biggert, Judy ^
IL
13th
225-3515
Costello, Jerry F. ^*
IL
12th
225-5661
Davis, Danny K. #^
IL
7th
225-5006
Gutierrez, Luis V. !#^*
IL
4th
225-8203
Lipinski, Daniel#^*
IL
3d
225-5701
Schakowsky, Janice D. #^
IL
9th
225-2111
Shimkus, John ^
IL
19th
225-5271
Burton, Dan ^
IN
5th
225-2276
Visclosky, Peter J. *
IN
1st
225-2461
Chandler, Ben!
KY
6th
225-4706
Whitfield, Ed ^
KY
1st
225-3115
Boustany, Charles W., Jr. !
LA
7th
225-2031
Capuano, Michael E. !#^
MA
8th
225-5111
Frank, Barney!#^*
MA
4th
225-5931
Lynch, Stephen F. !
MA
9th
225-8273
Markey, Edward J. !#^*
MA
7th
225-2836
McGovern, James P. #^
MA
3d
225-6101
Neal, Richard E. #^*
MA
2d
225-5601
Olver, John W. #^*
MA
1st
225-5335
Tierney, John F. #^
MA
6th
225-8020
Cummings, Elijah E. !#^
MD
7th
225-4741
Hoyer, Steny H. !^*
MD
5th
225-4131
Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch!
MD
2d
225-3061
Van Hollen, Chris!#
MD
8th
225-5341
Michaud, Michael H. !
ME
2d
225-6306
Conyers, John, Jr. !#^*
MI
14th
225-5126
Dingell, John D. #
MI
15th
225-4071
Kildee, Dale E. #^*
MI
5th
225-3611
Levin, Sander M. !^*
MI
12th
225-4961
McCotter, Thaddeus G.!
MI
11th
225-8171
Miller, Candice S. !
MI
10th
225-2106
Upton, Fred ^*
MI
6th
225-3761
Kline, John!
MN
2d
225-2271
McCollum, Betty#
MN
4th
225-6631
Peterson, Collin C. #^*
MN
7th
225-2165
Carnahan, Russ!
MO
3d
225-2671
Clay, Wm. Lacy!#
MO
1st
225-2406
Cleaver, Emanuel!#
MO
5th
225-4535
Emerson, Jo Ann!^
MO
8th
225-4404
Thompson, Bennie G.^
MS
2d
225-5876
Butterfield, G. K. #
NC
1st
225-3101
Miller, Brad#
NC
13th
225-3032
Myrick, Sue Wilkins ^
NC
9th
225-1976
Price, David E. #^*
NC
4th
225-1784
Watt, Melvin L. #^
NC
12th
225-1510
Terry, Lee!
NE
2d
225-4155
Bass, Charles F. !^
NH
2d
225-5206
Andrews, Robert E. !#^*
NJ
1st
225-6501
Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. ^
NJ
11th
225-5034
Holt, Rush D. !#^
NJ
12th
225-5801
LoBiondo, Frank A. ^
NJ
2d
225-6572
Pallone, Frank, Jr. #^*
NJ
6th
225-4671
Pascrell, Bill, Jr.^
NJ
8th
225-5751
Rothman, Steven R. !^
NJ
9th
225-5061
Smith, Christopher H.!
NJ
4th
225-3765
Berkley, Shelley!#^
NV
1st
225-5965
Ackerman, Gary L. #^*
NY
5th
225-2601
Crowley, Joseph#^
NY
7th
225-3965
Engel, Eliot L. !^*
NY
17th
225-2464
Higgins, Brian#
NY
27th
225-3306
Hinchey, Maurice D. #^*
NY
22d
225-6335
Israel, Steve#
NY
2d
225-3335
Lowey, Nita M. !#^*
NY
18th
225-6506
Maloney, Carolyn B. !#^*
NY
14th
225-7944
McCarthy, Carolyn!#^
NY
4th
225-5516
Meeks, Gregory W. !#
NY
6th
225-3461
Nadler, Jerrold#^*
NY
8th
225-5635
Rangel, Charles B. #^*
NY
15th
225-4365
Slaughter, Louise McIntosh!#^*
NY
28th
225-3615
Towns, Edolphus^*
NY
10th
225-5936
Velázquez, Nydia M. #*
NY
12th
225-2361
Kaptur, Marcy#^*
OH
9th
225-4146
Kucinich, Dennis J. #^
OH
10th
225-5871
LaTourette, Steven C. !#^
OH
14th
225-5731
Blumenauer, Earl#^
OR
3d
225-4811
DeFazio, Peter A. ^*
OR
4th
225-6416
Brady, Robert A. #*
PA
1st
225-4731
Dent, Charles W. !
PA
15th
225-6411
Doyle, Michael F. ^
PA
14th
225-2135
Gerlach, Jim!
PA
6th
225-4315
Holden, Tim^*
PA
17th
225-5546
Meehan, Patrick #^*
PA
7th
225-2011
Schwartz, Allyson Y. #
PA
13th
225-6111
Langevin, James R. !
RI
2d
225-2735
Clyburn, James E ^.
SC
6th
225-3315
Wilson, Joe!
SC
2d
225-2452
Brady, Kevin*
TX
8th
225-4901
Cuellar, Henry#
TX
28th
225-1640
Doggett, Lloyd #
TX
25th
225-4865
Gonzalez, Charles A. ^
TX
20th
225-3236
Granger, Kay!^
TX
12th
225-5071
Green, Al!
TX
9th
225-7508
Green, Gene#^
TX
29th
225-1688
Hall, Ralph M. *
TX
4th
225-6673
Hinojosa, Rubén#^
TX
15th
225-2531
Jackson Lee, Sheila#^
TX
18th
225-3816
Johnson, Eddie Bernice#^*
TX
30th
225-8885
McCaul, Michael T. !
TX
10th
225-2401
Poe, Ted !
TX
2d
225-6565
Reyes, Silvestre^
TX
16th
225-4831
Sessions, Pete!^
TX
32d
225-2231
Smith, Lamar ^
TX
21st
225-4236
Forbes, J. Randy!
VA
4th
225-6365
Moran, James P. !#^*
VA
8th
225-4376
Scott, Robert C. "Bobby"#*
VA
3d
225-8351
Christensen, Donna M. !#^
VI
Delegate
225-1790
Dicks, Norman D. #*
WA
6th
225-5916
Inslee, Jay!#^*
WA
1st
225-6311
Larsen, Rick !
WA
2d
225-2605
McDermott, Jim!#^*
WA
7th
225-3106
Reichert, David G. !
WA
8th
225-7761
Smith, Adam ^
WA
9th
225-8901
Baldwin, Tammy#^
WI
2d
225-2906
Kind, Ron!^
WI
3d
225-5506
Moore, Gwen#
WI
4th
225-4572
Sensenbrenner, James !
Serrano, José E. #^*
WI
NY
5th
16th
225-5101
225-4361
Capito, Shelley Moore!
WV
2d
225-2711
Rahall, Nick J., II!^*
WV
3d
225-3452

SECONDARY LIST:
House Democrats no previous vawa sponsorship (70)        * new since 2005 (57)
*Sewell, Terri A.
AL
7th
225-2665
Ross, Mike
AR
4th
225-3772
*Bass, Karen
CA
33d
225-7084
*Chu, Judy
CA
32d
225-5464
*Garamendi, John
CA
10th
225-1880
*Hahn, Janice
CA
36th
225-8220
*McNerney, Jerry
CA
11th
225-1947
*Richardson, Laura
CA
37th
225-7924
*Speier, Jackie
CA
12th
225-3531
Cardoza, Dennis A.
CA
18th
225-6131
*Perlmutter, Ed
CO
7th
225-2645
*Polis, Jared
CO
2d
225-2161
*Courtney, Joe
CT
2d
225-2076
*Himes, James A.
CT
4th
225-5541
*Murphy, Christopher S.
CT
5th
225-4476
*Carney, John C., Jr.
DE
At Large
225-4165
*Castor, Kathy
FL
11th
225-3376
*Wilson, Frederica S.
FL
17th
225-4506
*Barrow, John
GA
12th
225-2823
*Johnson, Henry C. "Hank", Jr.
GA
4th
225-1605
*Scott, David
GA
13th
225-2939
*Hanabusa, Colleen W.
HI
1st
225-2726
*Hirono, Mazie K.
HI
2d
225-4906
*Braley, Bruce L.
IA
1st
225-2911
*Loebsack, David
IA
2d
225-6576
*Quigley, Mike
IL
5th
225-4061
*Rush, Bobby L.
IL
1st
225-4372
Jackson, Jesse L., Jr.
IL
2d
225-0773
*Carson, André
IN
7th
225-4011
*Donnelly, Joe
IN
2d
225-3915
*Yarmuth, John A.
KY
3d
225-5401
*Richmond, Cedric L.
LA
2d
225-6636
*Keating, William R.
MA
10th
225-3111
*Tsongas, Niki
MA
5th
225-3411
*Edwards, Donna F.
MD
4th
225-8699
*Sarbanes, John P.
MD
3d
225-4016
*Pingree, Chellie
ME
1st
225-6116
*Clarke, Hansen
MI
13th
225-2261
*Peters, Gary C.
MI
9th
225-5802
*Ellison, Keith
MN
5th
225-4755
*Walz, Timothy J.
MN
1st
225-2472
*Sablan, Gregorio
MP
Delegate
225-2646
*Kissell, Larry
NC
8th
225-3715
McIntyre, Mike
NC
7th
225-2731
Shuler, Heath
NC
11th
225-6401
*Sires, Albio
NJ
13th
225-7919
*Heinrich, Martin
NM
1st
225-6316
*Luján, Ben Ray
NM
3d
225-6190
*Clarke, Yvette D.
NY
11th
225-6231
*Hochul, Kathleen C.
NY
26th
225-5265
*Owens, William L.
NY
23d
225-4611
*Tonko, Paul
NY
21st
225-5076
Bishop, Timothy H.
NY
1st
225-3826
*Fudge, Marcia L.
OH
11th
225-7032
*Sutton, Betty
OH
13th
225-3401
Ryan, Tim
OH
17th
225-5261
Boren, Dan
OK
2d
225-2701
*Bonamici, Suzanne
OR
1st
225-0855
Schrader, Kurt
OR
5th
225-5711
*Altmire, Jason
PA
4th
225-2565
*Critz, Mark S.
PA
12th
225-2065
Fattah, Chaka
PA
2d
225-4001
*Pierluisi, Pedro R.
PR
Resident Commissioner
225-2615
*Cicilline, David N.
RI
1st
225-4911
*Cohen, Steve
TN
9th
225-3265
Cooper, Jim
TN
5th
225-4311
Matheson, Jim
UT
2d
225-3011
*Connolly, Gerald E.
VA
11th
225-1492
*Welch, Peter
VT
At Large
225-4115
Don't forget to tweet about VAWA using the hashtags #ReauthorizeVAWA and #VAWA.

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