Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Senate getting wary toward VAWA

From SAVE services:

I enjoy Spring, the season of new beginnings and hope. My hope is that we give domestic violence law a new beginning, starting with the reform of VAWA (S.1925) to protect civil rights. Easter break has passed, and the Senate is back in session. As of this writing, there has not been a vote on VAWA. Word has it the delay is due to some Senators behind the scenes demanding amendments to S.1925 in return for their vote. This is great news for us!

I hope you realize that your calls give these senators the motivation and strength to speak out on your behalf. Please don't let them down now, not when they need your support the most. Let's do another round of phone calls today.

Please contact your two senators and ask them to be sure the new VAWA respects civil rights, esp. the requirement of the 4th Amendment to have probable cause before a person can be arrested.

Find your senators' phone numbers here or call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121, where an operator will connect you with the Senate office you request.

Hope is a wonderful thing. But it's not enough when it comes to politics. Now, get busy and make those calls!

Want to feel really good about yourself? Call every day until the vote. ;-)



Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments

Sounds like encouraging news which means there may be some light at the end of the tunnel. Let's make those calls or send those emails if you prefer. The time to strike is now considering the iron is hot. Let's make contact and roast VAWA or at least purge the misandric parts of it.

Also it may be a good idea to contact Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell R-Kentucky and tell him to include Constitutional safeguards in VAWA as well. If we can get him to see our side of it it will be very good for us because he's the leader of the republicans in the Senate so they'll listen to him.

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