From Pat Reuss of The National Organization for Women
Please forward widely!
May 31, 2012
Tell Your Members of Congress: Get VAWA Done!
Doing nothing is not an option!
Congress needs to keep hearing about VAWA! Please contact your own Senators and Representatives and House and Senate leadership today with a simple message: your work on VAWA is not over. We need you to go to conference and send a bill to the President that closely mirrors the bipartisan Senate-passed bill, S. 1925, the REAL VAWA. Victims of violence and the professionals who serve them are relying on you to pass an inclusive VAWA bill-- doing nothing is not an option!
ACTION 1: Urge your Representatives and Senators to go to conference and swiftly pass a VAWA that includes all victims!
ACTION 2: Contact House and Senate leadership to urge them to stop stalling on VAWA and go to conference to produce a VAWA that includes all victims!
ACTION 1: PLEASE CONTACT– BY PHONE, EMAIL, AT A TOWN HALL MEETING OR VISIT IN-PERSON AT THE DC OR DISTRICT OFFICE - YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES. (Use these links to find contact information for your Representatives and Senators). Tell them:
I/we urge you to encourage your party's leaders to move swiftly to a conference on VAWA and send the President a bill that closely mirrors S. 1925, a strong, bipartisan Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill that protects all vulnerable victims. Victims of violence and the professionals who serve them cannot afford to wait any longer to see this bill passed. Stalemate is not an option. I/we strongly urge Congress to move quickly to conference and send an inclusive VAWA reauthorization bill to the President's desk to sign.
ACTION 2: CALL HOUSE AND SENATE LEADERSHIP AND TELL THEM TO MOVE QUICKLY TO CONFERENCE. Tell them:
You must pass a bipartisan VAWA reauthorization bill, like S.1925, that protects ALL victims of violence. Doing nothing is not an option- the only option is acting NOW to pass VAWA.
Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), (202) 225-0600
Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), (202) 225-4000
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), (202) 225-0100
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), (202) 224-3542
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), (202) 225-2541
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