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    Thumbs up VAWA ALERT - National Day of Action June 26th!!

    Congress MUST pass a Violence Against Women Act!
    Doing nothing is not an option! A Call to Action!



    In these final days Congress must see a groundswell that cannot be ignored. We are issuing a call for a National Day of Action on Tuesday, June 26th to reauthorize the real VAWA. On that day we will be organizing a national action on Capitol Hill and local actions across this country. Every justice loving person is needed now to raise their voice and tell Congress not to go backward but move forward to reauthorize the Real VAWA.

    We need to get a VAWA passed that protects ALL victims! Your calls, emails, letters and tweets are working and now is the time to take it a step further. We want to show Congress how important this is to victims, survivors and advocates across the country. So please save the date for a NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION – JUNE 26, 2012. We will be sending more information to you shortly but want to make sure you get this date on your calendar and tell your members, constituents, friends, families and everyone you know who cares about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking!

    Lastly, we know there has been a lot of news about a technical “blue slip” problem with the Senate bill. We fully expect to get this issue resolved so that both the House and the Senate bills will be considered during discussions to craft a final version of VAWA and get it to the President. We know that ALL victims need protection and we want to tell the world why on the National Day of Action!

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    I've posted this in the Up to the Minute forum so that it will be seen by our visitors, as well. This is beyond being political, it is a human issue. There are lives at stake here.

    ACTION 1: PLEASE CONTACT HOUSE AND SENATE LEADERSHIP WITH THIS MESSAGE TODAY! We are holding leaders of both parties responsible for making this happen.

    ACTION 2: LEARN ABOUT OUR NATIONAL WEEK OF ACTION FOR VAWA FROM JUNE 26TH –JULY 4TH! SEE DETAILS BELOW ABOUT PLANNING EVENTS IN YOUR COMMUNITY.



    ACTION 3: CALL HOUSE AND SENATE LEADERSHIP AND INSIST THAT THEY STOP THE POSTURING, SOLVE THE PROCEDURAL PROBLEMS AND MOVE QUICKLY TO CONFERENCE. Tell them:

    I urge you to pass a bipartisan VAWA reauthorization bill, like S.1925, that protects ALL victims of violence-doing nothing is not an option. VAWA has positively impacted me/my community in the following way: _______________. By reauthorizing a bipartisan VAWA reauthorization bill like S. 1925 that protects all victims of violence, VAWA programs and services can continue to serve victims and make our communities safer.

    Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), (202) 225-0600

    Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), (202) 225-4000

    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), (202) 225-0100

    Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), (202) 224-3542

    Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), (202) 225-2541

    Chair of the Democratic Conference Senator Chuck Schumer, (202) 224-6542

    Action 2: PARTICIPATE IN OUR NATIONAL WEEK OF ACTION FOR VAWA!

    On June 26th a Rally on Capitol Hill will launch the national VAWA Days of Action campaign that will last until July 4th. We call upon you to organize vigils, rallies and local actions in your communities and at your Congressional District offices to tell Congress that victims cannot wait and a VAWA that mirrors S. 1925 must be reauthorized. Now is the time to show Congress how important VAWA is to victims, survivors and advocates across the country. Organize your members, friends, families and everyone you know who cares about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking to stand up and speak out. Start your local planning efforts today! More details to come.

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    Laws, acts, walks, vigils etc. don't protect people. Just saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrackerSam View Post
    Laws, acts, walks, vigils etc. don't protect people. Just saying.
    Have to start somewhere. Just sayin.

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    neither do walks, acts, protests and vigils kill, beat, torture and main.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlcox View Post
    neither do walks, acts, protests and vigils kill, beat, torture and main.
    Nor did I claim they did, unlike you who claims this VAWA will protect someone, anyone, when it protects no one. And it may do more harm than good by giving you a false sense of security. Have fun with it and but get real. Restraining orders don't work but this will?

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    What is the Violence Against Women Act? I mean what does it state?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrackerSam View Post
    Nor did I claim they did, unlike you who claims this VAWA will protect someone, anyone, when it protects no one. And it may do more harm than good by giving you a false sense of security. Have fun with it and but get real. Restraining orders don't work but this will?
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    Laws are an avenue to punish those who are abusers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoBeCzar View Post
    What is the Violence Against Women Act? I mean what does it state?
    Violence Against Women Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Last edited by KateB; 06-16-2015 at 06:53 PM. Reason: repair url tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrackerSam View Post
    Nor did I claim they did, unlike you who claims this VAWA will protect someone, anyone, when it protects no one. And it may do more harm than good by giving you a false sense of security. Have fun with it and but get real. Restraining orders don't work but this will?
    Restraining orders do work when used properly. Mine gives me the opportunity to call police and report when my ex is stalking me. I also have the common sense to protect myself and am grateful that I live in a Castle Law state.

    VAWA is so multi facted that a blanket statement, 'it doesn't work', is incorrect. IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrackerSam View Post
    Nor did I claim they did, unlike you who claims this VAWA will protect someone, anyone, when it protects no one. And it may do more harm than good by giving you a false sense of security. Have fun with it and but get real. Restraining orders don't work but this will?
    As someone who has went thru severe domestic violence I can tell you that VAWA did help me. I didn't even know it until now after reading what it is. It provided money for me to relocate as I had to leave everything when I left my abuser. It also made sure my hospital bill was paid by making my abuser pay restitution. My medical bills automatically were taken off my hands.
    By helping me financially relocate I did not have to consider going back to the POS like so many women do because they will be homeless. Abused women return over and over again until they are eventually killed. The abuser takes control of their finances, transportation and residence. You are completely dependent on them. I had already returned to this POS once and within 3 wks he almost killed me. So, yes this saves lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoBeCzar View Post
    As someone who has went thru severe domestic violence I can tell you that VAWA did help me. I didn't even know it until now after reading what it is. It provided money for me to relocate as I had to leave everything when I left my abuser. It also made sure my hospital bill was paid by making my abuser pay restitution. My medical bills automatically were taken off my hands.
    By helping me financially relocate I did not have to consider going back to the POS like so many women do because they will be homeless. Abused women return over and over again until they are eventually killed. The abuser takes control of their finances, transportation and residence. You are completely dependent on them. I had already returned to this POS once and within 3 wks he almost killed me. So, yes this saves lives.
    I am grateful that you are safe now. Best wishes to you.

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    NATIONAL DOMESTIC ABUSE HOTLINE


    1-800-799-SAFE 1-800-799-7233 1-800-787-3224 TTY

    http://www.thehotline.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoBeCzar View Post
    As someone who has went thru severe domestic violence I can tell you that VAWA did help me. I didn't even know it until now after reading what it is. It provided money for me to relocate as I had to leave everything when I left my abuser. It also made sure my hospital bill was paid by making my abuser pay restitution. My medical bills automatically were taken off my hands.
    By helping me financially relocate I did not have to consider going back to the POS like so many women do because they will be homeless. Abused women return over and over again until they are eventually killed. The abuser takes control of their finances, transportation and residence. You are completely dependent on them. I had already returned to this POS once and within 3 wks he almost killed me. So, yes this saves lives.
    Great, but it didn't prevent the violence, which is what is being claimed here. "At least it's a start". As if the hundreds of laws against violence wasn't the start or enough, what's needed is one more law?

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