It’s YWCA Domestic Violence Action Month, and we’re planning several activities designed to help build community resilience. Here are some concrete actions you can take to make the world safer. And to make our local community safer, consider a YWCA gift today.
Join the Oct. 20 Tweetstorm for VAWA
Set an alarm for 11 am on Wednesday, Oct. 20, to join the VAWA Tweetstorm. Advocates across the U.S. will send tweets urging U.S. Senators to vote to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. (Thank you to Triage Cancer for compiling the Twitter handles of all US Senators.)
Urge Congress to vote YES on FVPSA
The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) is at the heart of our nation’s response to domestic violence services. Congress must continue to ensure that when survivors take the courageous step to reach out for support, funding for lifesaving services and resources are there for them and their children.
Please join us in urging every Representative to vote “YES” on the FVPSA Improvement bill (H.R. 2119). Enter your name and address, and this form will bring up your House Representative and a template you can use to customize and send an email.
Email your senators about VAWA
H.R. 1620 passed with bipartisan support, and we need every senator working to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act IMMEDIATELY. We cannot allow this critical support to lapse. Email your senators asking them to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, even if your senator is already supportive. Knowing how many of their constituents support a piece of legislation matters.
What was in the House VAWA bill that already passed?
Support indigenous women
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Washington (MMIWW) creates change by collaborating with and educating Tribal, City, County, State, and Federal Government Officials. MMIWW encourages them to pass laws, proclamations, resolutions, and create regulations towards better protections for Indigenous People.
Read her story, then sign the petition to Free Maddesyn George.
Believe a survivor
Here are some ways you can support a friend.