House Speaker John Boehner promised that he would do everything he could to pass protections for women in our society. And yet, in the same breath, he publically stated he has not made a decision about whether to take up the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed by the Senate. This major bill provides critical federal resources to combat sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking for all women, including new provisions that strengthen protections for LGBT individuals and Native Americans.
We can't let Speaker Boehner forget - lives are at stake. We must make him take action.
It's time Speaker Boehner honored his promise. Tell the Speaker to take up the Senate version of VAWA and move forward with protections for women today!
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) re-authorization bill, leaving intact provisions that protect LBT women and women of Native American descent.
The vote ends a year-long standoff on a bill that is seen as vital to protect women from domestic violence. The House infamously failed to reauthorize the bill during the previous congress and looked set to stall on the Senate version of the bill that passed in a 78-22 vote earlier this month. Thanks to a huge outpouring of support from activists like you, the bill passed with bi-partisan support. Read more >>
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