Help Save the Violence Against Women Act!
  • Petitioned Sen. McConnell

This petition was delivered to:

Sen. McConnell
Rep. Boehner

Help Save the Violence Against Women Act!

    1. Sponsored by

      <span>CREDO Action</span>

The latest attack on women is over the Violence Against Women Act.

The last time this program was reauthorized, it passed nearly unanimously through the House and Senate--but incredibly, the all-male Republican block on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted down the bill.

That's right: Republicans are now standing in the way of reauthorizing an incredibly popular and successful program that has reduced domestic violence rates by 58% since it was first passed in 1994.

Tell Republican leadership to stop playing politics with women's lives and pass the Violence Against Women Act now!

Voting to defund Planned Parenthood, redefine rape, and block access to contraception has not been enough for anti-woman members of Congress--they now want to block funding for victims of domestic violence.

Every female Senator -- including 5 Republicans -- supports this important act. And yet the bill only has 58 co-sponsors, two votes shy of the 60 votes needed to defeat a promised Republican filibuster.

Even as their party continues to lead attacks on women, Republican leadership should honor the wishes of the women in their own caucus and call off the filibuster.

Tell Republican leadership to stop playing politics with women's lives and pass the Violence Against Women Act now! Click here to automatically sign the petition.

Blocking funding for victims of domestic violence is low, even for this Republican Congress. With enough pressure from the grassroots and the all of women in the Senate Republican caucus co-sponsoring the bill, we can stop the filibuster and pass reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

Tell Republican leadership to stop playing politics with women's lives and pass the Violence Against Women Act now!

To:
Sen. McConnell
Rep. Boehner
Stop blocking the 'Violence Against Women Act.' This is a successful program that has helped cut domestic violence by 58%, and it should be reauthorized immediately.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 2,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Elizabeth Ann Peer NOVATO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because violence against anybody should never be condoned!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Martha McClendon BREMEN, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      I was sexually abused as a child, raped by my husband, assulted with a weapon by the same husband. Police said it was a domestic dispute... he was teacher of the year... a minister. We need this law to protect women and children who cannot protect themselves.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Rhonda Mccuiston DAYTON, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      Because I have lived with domestic violence against me for several years in my life and i'm now 55 years old and it's out of my life forever,Thank God! no woman should live in fear,np woman!!!!!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Sierra Reid LONDON, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      I agree with redefining rape, as males need to be included as victims too. However, domestic violence tears communities apart. The home is the heart of every community, we need to ensure these hearts are kept safe and healthy.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Barbara Tomlinson SEATTLE, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      There needs to be a SEX-STRIKE by ALL women against ALL Repuglicans -- both Politicians, and the Repuglican men who VOTE for such Political Evil Clowns. "Friends Don't Let Friends Have Sex With A Republican." How's THAT for a Slogan? Show them how we women ALL LOATHE what they are doing, waging their relentless War Against Women. It's time we Women struck back -- as only WE can!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.