I enjoy Spring, the season of new beginnings and hope. My hope is that we give domestic violence law a new beginning, starting with the reform of VAWA (S.1925) to protect civil rights.
Easter break has passed, and the Senate is back in session. As of this writing, there has not been a vote on VAWA. Word has it the delay is due to some Senators behind the scenes demanding amendments to S.1925 in return for their vote. This is great news for us!
I hope you realize that your calls give these senators the motivation and strength to speak out on your behalf. Please don’t let them down now, not when they need your support the most. Let’s do another round of phone calls today.
Please contact your two senators and ask them to be sure the new VAWA respects civil rights, especially the requirement of the 4th Amendment to have probable cause before a person can be arrested.
Find your senators’ phone numbers here: http://www.senate.gov/general/
Hope is a wonderful thing. But it’s not enough when it comes to politics. Now, get busy and make those calls!
Want to feel really good about yourself? Call every day until the vote. 😉
Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments