Take a stand against domestic abuse
Before Congress passed the first national law supporting victims of domestic violence in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), it was hard to get law enforcement to intervene in what were considered private family matters.
The VAWA legislation turned that indifference on its head, naming domestic abuse for what it was: a public health crisis from which it was unconscionable to turn away.
In 2012, the House Republican majority adjourned for the summer refusing to pass the bipartisan Senate renewal of VAWA because it included needed protections for Native Americans, immigrant workers, and LGBT abuse victims who are not adequately covered under existing law.
Led by Rep. Gwen Moore, compassionate members of Congress stood shoulder to shoulder with their Senate colleagues and domestic violence survivors across the country to say that every survivor should be recognized, respected, and protected under the law.
Join them today and stand up for all domestic abuse survivors.
Bill: HR 4271