Authorize a Violence Against Women Act consistent with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) policy

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.

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