By passing a stronger VAWA, lawmakers can not only continue the safeguards now in place, but also expand protections to stop the epidemic rates of violence against Native women — rates 2½ times higher than any other group of women in the United States. In April, the Senate passed S. 1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, with critically needed provisions that would help tribes address domestic and dating violence in Indian country; however, the House passed a version stripping out these provisions. Since then, procedural logjams and politics have kept Congress from taking action. Speak Up and Take Action!
Please join this petition asking Congress to stand with Indian nations to stop this epidemic of violence against Native women. Urge Congress to pass a better, stronger VAWA now that will protect Native women and ALL women!
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