Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Getting VAWA on the ropes

The following is from SAVE services:

As we've mentioned before, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is up for reauthorization. VAWA has many short-comings. Last week we told you about the lack of accountability and accreditation. Today we're focusing on VAWA's lack of equal protection.

VAWA provides legal assistance to accusers, but not to the accused. Read "My Son Had No Chance to Prove His Innocence" (click here) to see how VAWA is negatively impacting innocent families.

Senator Leahy is still trying to get enough co-sponsors to avoid a filibuster, but he hasn't succeeded yet. We need to make sure he doesn't get any more.

Today we're asking you to call senators Bob Corker (or send email) and Lamar Alexander of TN (or send email). Call Sen. Corker at his Washington DC office: 202-224-3344, and call Sen. Alexander at his office: (202) 224-4944.

We're holding the line. Don't let go now!



Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments

No problem,we can call and/or email to get the message out to make sure male victims of domestic violence get the services they need. If you are a male victim of domestic violence or know someone who is then phone or send email to make sure their voices are heard and that they receive the help they need.

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