I received the following from SAVE concerning the authorization of VAWA:
The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) this coming Thursday at 10am. As you know, we have found many flaws in this bill, which is why we created the Partner Violence Reduction Act (PVRA).
The Partner Violence Reduction Act:
1.Gives priority to real victims.
1.Reduces false allegations.
2.Removes provisions that violate the Constitution.
1.Provides legal assistance for alleged victim and alleged offender.
2.Requires third-party accreditation.
1.Curbs immigration fraud.
2.Makes the law gender-inclusive.
Today we'd like you to call members on the committee. Tell them to reject VAWA and to support the Partner Violence Reduction Act. More info: click here
Please contact the members listed below:
•Chuck Grassley (202) 224-3744 email contact
•Orrin G. Hatch (202) 224-5251 email contact
•Jon Kyl (202) 224-4521 email contact
•Jeff Sessions (202) 224-4124 email contact
•Lindsey Graham (202) 224-5972 email contact
•John Cornyn (202) 224-2934 email contact
•Michael S. Lee (202) 224-5444 email contact
•Tom Coburn (202) 224-5754 email contact
Call them once, call them twice, call them several times. Call Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Ask your family, friends, church family, co-workers and neighbors to call. And don't forget to ask your facebook, twitter and google+ friends too.
It's now or never, folks!
Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
Looks like it's time to apply the pressure again to safeguard our rights and keep from losing any more. If you are unable to make the calls then send email telling these Senators that you are less than thrilled with VAWA with all its anti-male sexism and that you want them to enact the PVRA instead. The more of us they hear from the better so contact them today.