Dear Friends,

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.

Sen. Grassley:
(202) 224-3744
www.grassley.senate.gov/contact.cfm

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!

(((((((Group hug!)))))))

teri

Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
www.saveservices.org

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