Latest on Violence Against Women Act

Written by Workhorse Marketing

by Jenny Martin, Communications Coordinator

Congress was scheduled to adjourn last Friday, but they are still in Washington and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has not been reauthorized. There has been little in the news about VAWA this week, with this exception: Democratic women of the Sentate signed a letter to the 25 Republican women in the U.S. House of Representatives “urging them to unite as women and press House GOP leaders to take up the Senate-passed VAWA bill before Congress gavels out for the year.”

Let’s also urge these women to take action before the 112th Congress adjourns. You can use these sample tweets:

  • @RepKayGranger @cathymcmorris: VAWA has caused 64% reduction in family violence in 18 yrs. Press House GOP leaders to #PassVAWA2012.
  • Tweet to @RepKayGranger @cathymcmorris & urge to #PassVAWA2012 because victims in her community & across the country depend on it!
  • @JudyBiggert @RosLehtinen @JoAnnEmerson @RepShelley please stand up for women & children exposed to violence & #PassVAWA2012.
  • @RepReneeEllmers @cathymcmorris @RepSandyAdams please stand up for women & children exposed to violence & #PassVAWA2012.

Or contact your local representative (in their Washington office) and remind them that you support the re-authorization of the Senate-passed VAWA bill.

These are the Republican women in the U.S. House of Representatives:

Kay Granger(TX)
Judy Biggert
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Jo Ann Emerson
Shelley Moore Capito
Renee Ellmers
Cathy McMorris Rodgers       
Sandy Adams
Michele Bachmann
Judy Biggert
Diane Black
Marsha Blackburn
Martha Roby
Mary Bono Mack
Ann Marie Buerkle
Virginia Foxx
Vicky Hartzler
Nan Hayworth
Jaime Herrera Beutler
Lynn Jenkins
Cynthia Lummis
Candice Miller
Sue Myrick
Kristi Noem


Read the Op-Ed about VAWA published in the Austin American-Statesman by SafePlace’s Executive Director, Julia Spann.