The senate voted on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) yesterday. Sen. Leahy’s version passed with 68 votes for and 31 against. Now it moves to the House.
Please do not get disheartened. Look at the bright side: 31 senators were brave enough to vote no. Imagine how difficult that was in this election year.
We need to thank these senators, especially Sen. Grassley for providing a substitute amendment, and we need to do it right now.
Find out if your senators voted no:
|Alabama:||Sessions (R-AL), Nay||Shelby (R-AL), Nay|
|Arizona:||Kyl (R-AZ), Nay|
|Arkansas:||Boozman (R-AR), Nay|
|Florida:||Rubio (R-FL), Nay|
|Georgia:||Chambliss (R-GA), Nay||Isakson (R-GA), Nay|
|Idaho:||Risch (R-ID), Nay|
|Indiana:||Lugar (R-IN), Nay|
|Iowa:||Grassley (R-IA), Nay|
|Kansas:||Moran (R-KS), Nay||Roberts (R-KS), Nay|
|Kentucky:||McConnell (R-KY), Nay||Paul (R-KY), Nay|
|Mississippi:||Cochran (R-MS), Nay||Wicker (R-MS), Nay|
|Missouri:||Blunt (R-MO), Nay|
|Nebraska:||Johanns (R-NE), Nay|
|North Carolina:||Burr (R-NC), Nay|
|Oklahoma:||Coburn (R-OK), Nay||Inhofe (R-OK), Nay|
|Pennsylvania:||Toomey (R-PA), Nay|
|South Carolina:||DeMint (R-SC), Nay||Graham (R-SC), Nay|
|South Dakota:||Thune (R-SD), Nay|
|Texas:||Cornyn (R-TX), Nay|
|Utah:||Hatch (R-UT), Nay||Lee (R-UT), Nay|
|Wisconsin:||Johnson (R-WI), Nay|
|Wyoming:||Barrasso (R-WY), Nay||Enzi (R-WY), Nay|
If so, call and/or email, and thank them for their courage and support. You can find their phone numbers and contact forms here: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm.
Feeling really grateful? Or discouraged that your senators aren’t on the list, but still want to take action? Feel free to contact all 31 of these brave individuals.
There was a time when many thought this would never happen. We have proven them wrong. You did it, all of you, each one of you. Thank you so much!
Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
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