Friday, March 9, 2012

More fighting VAWA

The following is from SAVE:

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is up for reauthorization. Since it was first introduced in 1994, this nice-sounding bill has been described as the solution to domestic violence. And most people believed that claim, as evidenced by it's 2005 reauthorization.

That all changed once Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE) and victims' groups started educating the public and staffers on Capitol Hill about the problems with VAWA.

SAVE wants accountability added to stop the misuse of grant monies. We want restrictions removed so advocates can open shelters primarily for abused men. And, among other things, we want accreditation to be mandatory, to stop the widespread promotion of inaccurate "facts."

Today we're asking you to call Kelly Ayotte, a senator from New Hampshire who is committed to upholding the Constitution. Please ask her to vote NO on VAWA. You can call Sen. Ayotte at her Washington DC office: 202-224-3324

Or you can contacther by email.

Thank you so much for taking action on this important issue.


Teri Stoddard, Program Director

Stop Abusive and Violent Environments

Let's meke that contact. Let's keep getting VAWA on the ropes. The fight continues.

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