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Tell Congress to ACT NOW and PASS the Reauthorization of VAWA

Tell Congress to Act NOW and PASS the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act!

Contact your members of Congress today! 

It’s time for Congress to put politics aside and come together to pass VAWA.  Both the House and Senate have passed two differing versions of the VAWA reauthorization bills; however, Congress has not made a commitment to work together reconcile their differences.  Now the progress we have made on passing the reauthorization of VAWA has stalled.

Tell Speaker Boehner to make VAWA a priority! 

According to the 2010 Census, over 5 million Asian American women are immigrants, many of whom are subject to abusive relationships everyday.  Furthermore, in many cases, their immigration statuses are tied to a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident spouse, creating barriers that prevent these women from getting the help they desperately need.

Women, children and others who fall victim to domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking are covered under the protections of VAWA and ultimately are safer due to VAWA’s important programs.  With the passage of VAWA, Americans as a whole will be safer, regardless of immigration status, background, and ethnicity. 

Tell Congress to work together and pass the reauthorization of VAWA that protects immigrant survivors of domestic violence!

 

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