From the Office of Public Witness:
Call the House to authorize a Violence Against Women Act that is consistent with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) policy:
On May 8, the House Judiciary Committee marked up and passed the Adams (R-FL) version of the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization, HR 4970. This bill fails to live up to the bipartisan Senate-passed bill (S 1925), which provides improved protections for particularly vulnerable populations. In fact, this House bill turns back the clock on the Violence Against Women Act and is NOT a real VAWA reauthorization.
The full House is expected to vote early in the week of May 14. Tell your Representative to vote NO on HR 4970 – it’s not the VAWA reauthorization we want.
For more information, check out the Office of Public Witness blog or National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence against Women.