Senator Leahy and VAWA supporters are six co-sponsors short of avoiding a filibuster. They are close, but that doesn’t mean they will succeed. Not if we get busy and make a few phone calls.
To see if your senators have co-sponsored the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) visit http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php. Enter bill number S.1925.
If your senators have not become co-sponsors, call and thank them. Let them know that you do NOT want them to become co-sponsors. If your senators have co-sponsored VAWA, call two who haven’t.
Tell them not to listen to the “If you’re pro-women you’re pro-VAWA” line. Remind them that women’s groups like the Independent Women’s Forum and Concerned Women for America have come out in opposition to VAWA. Or suggest they visit the Women Against VAWA Excess website to see what women really think about VAWA.
Find your senators’ phone numbers here: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
Have a few extra minutes? Call as many senators as possible who are not on the co-sponsor list.
We can do this, so let’s get started…
Call your senators right now!
Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
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