The rise of gun violence in our communities, fueled by racism and hate-filled rhetoric, is an unspeakable tragedy that must be addressed. It’s time our members of Congress took action and passed common-sense gun reforms to build a framework for a future that’s free and safe for all.
Tell your Senators it’s time to take action and ensure women, girls, and families can live free from the threat of gun violence.
Strong bipartisan legislation was recently introduced in the Senate to reauthorize the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) by Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). FVPSA provides critical funding for programs and services that survivors of family, domestic, and dating violence rely on.
Join YWCA in supporting this important bill by urging your Senators to co-sponsor FVPSA!
On April 4th, H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (VAWA), passed through the House of Representatives. This critical and lifesaving legislation maintains the safety, resources, and protections that have been critical to all survivors, particularly women of color and other marginalized communities. The Senate STILL has not introduced a version of this reauthorization bill.
Urge your Senators to stand with survivors by supporting full funding of VAWA and passing a substantially similar bill in the Senate.