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Tell Congress to Pass An Inclusive Violence Against Women Act - ACTION

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- 1925 days ago -
Congress shamefully failed to work together to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) last year. This year, the new Congress must put partisanship aside and the rights of ALL women first.

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Monday February 11, 2013, 4:09 pm
Signed, thanks.

Florence Eaise (132)
Monday February 11, 2013, 5:13 pm
gladly signed noted tweeted and shared this is something that MUST be passed especially in a day and age when rape seems to be rampant & abuse is everywhere so much violence so little protection for women i think they purposely let this go and only picked it baclk up again because people spoke out! Thanks Carrie fantastic post

Angelika R (143)
Monday February 11, 2013, 6:31 pm
Signed! So glad to see that even AI has stepped up to this now. Thx.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Monday February 11, 2013, 7:24 pm
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared. Thanks Nancy.

Giana P (398)
Monday February 11, 2013, 11:55 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Carrie.

Susanne R (235)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 12:37 am
Signed and noted. Thanks, Carrie!

Animae C (516)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 3:31 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 5:14 am
Absolutely!! Thank you for this, Carrie!

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 5:33 am
Noted,signed and shared on FB . Thanks Carrie

Esther Z (94)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 8:35 am
Noted and signed. Thanks, Carrie.

Gene Jacobson (290)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 11:09 am
"Congress shamefully failed to work together to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) last year."

LAST year the cowardly lions were allowed to get away with their no votes by using straw man arguments like those in the bill the House subsequently passed its own measure (omitting provisions of the Senate bill that would protect gay men, lesbians, American Indians living in reservations, and undocumented people who were victims of domestic violence). The two versions were never reconciled and so the bill never got to the President for signature.

What the ALCU had to say about this legislation "...VAWA is one of the most effective pieces of legislation enacted to end domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. It has dramatically improved the law enforcement response to violence against women and has provided critical services necessary to support women in their struggle to overcome abusive situations."

So now the "fear" is that some in the LGBT community might fall under the protection of this Act and that, gasp, Tribal courts would have jurisdiction for non-tribal members captured on tribal lands after having violated this Act. Patently ridiculous and offensively racist and sexist. There is NO excuse for this bill not being reauthorized and law once more. People are more important than ideology and if the Congress is NOT there to protect all the people of this nation, then just what on earth are they good for? Besides posturing and making fools of themselves. THAT they are good at, but not much else. People before dollars, always. Such a simple rule it is a wonder republicans can't understand it.

Chris C (152)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 11:43 am
I sent a scathing email to my Senator in NE (Johanns) who was part of this big FAIL!
Petiton signed! ALL women should be free from violence!

Ann P (17)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 12:07 pm
Noted and signed. Peace ☮ L♥ve.

Stephanie Reap (192)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 12:18 pm
should have been passed the first time around!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 12:19 pm
Happily signed,thanks.

Susie S. (4)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 1:51 pm

John B (185)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 3:35 pm
Thanks Carrie for the link. Signed and noted.

Dianna M (16)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 3:50 pm
"The American people sent you a message at the last election: The GOP's War on Women must end.

We are watching. We are your wives, your sisters, your mothers--and your daughters. We will not be silent. And we WILL remember."

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 3:55 pm
Here are another 4 DIFFERENT PETITIONS on the same cause, PLEASE SIGN THEM ALL!

House Republicans: STOP BLOCKING VAWA
House Republicans: STOP BLOCKING VAWA
House Republicans: STOP BLOCKING VAWA
House Republicans: STOP BLOCKING VAWA

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 3:56 pm
Signed & noted. Much thanks, Carrie.

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 3:57 pm
Since Carrie's post is already on front page I decided to add these here rather than making yet another post-pls spread, fwd

Nancy C (806)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 4:05 pm
Thanx Carrie and Angelika. This is essential...with all inclusions!

Mitchell D (87)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 5:12 pm
S and N.
Relative to the Mitch McConnell, article, I'm willing to bet he did not support VAWA last year.

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 5:19 pm
Mitchell-what fool would dare betting against you? ;) :-))

Jelica R (144)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 7:04 pm
From USAction / TrueMajority: BREAKING: Senate passes Violence Against Women Act!

This just in: the Senate passed the Violence Against Women Act, with no help from 22 Republican male Senators. This is great news, but the fight is far from over as the bill moves to the Republican-controlled House.

Last year, Republican obstructionists in Congress did the unthinkable. When the previously bipartisan Violence Against Women Act expired last September, they did everything in their power to stonewall its renewal, putting millions of women’s lives in jeopardy.

Why, you ask? Because the new version of VAWA would extend provisions to immigrant, Native American, and LGBT domestic violence victims with its full protections.

Will you send a message to your Representative, and demand an immediate renewal of the Violence Against Women Act today?

Jelica R (144)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 7:19 pm
Support Senate passage of VAWA and tell House Republicans: Pass the Violence Against Women Act

Pass VAWA Now!

James Maynard (84)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 7:45 pm
I sign every one of these that come to me
even if I've signed it before. Pass the
VAWA Now you miserable "representatives".

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 12:41 am
Noted and signed thanks

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 4:58 am
NS&S! Thank you for taking action! I've been a victim of violence.........
Thank you, Carrie.

Veerle V (44)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 5:19 am
Signed !

Ingrid A (524)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 9:27 am
Its done.

Elizabeth M (65)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 1:14 pm
Sorry, unable to sign as street address could not be identified and needed a 9 digii postal code.
I wanted so much to be able to sign this petition as violence against women has been of great interest to me for many years. I hope it will go through the House, but with some of these republicans I wonder.
Thanks Carrie.

Sergio P (65)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 8:12 am

Carol H (229)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 4:39 pm
signed and noted

Ellen G (325)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 7:06 pm

Süheyla C (234)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 12:51 pm
Signed and noted.
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