Dear Friends,

Democrats and Republicans in the House have each introduced their own versions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). While we applaud some improvements, there is still work to be done.

Persons accused of domestic violence deserve their due process. And they certainly don’t get that with mandatory arrest. Unfortunately, it was not removed from VAWA, by either side.

One in six Americans know someone who has been falsely accused of domestic violence.

During a recent trip to Capitol Hill, I happened to meet three different legislative staffers who had a friend or loved one who had been falsely accused. They know…but they need to hear from you.

Call your Representatives in Congress and demand that VAWA
require probable-cause evidence for domestic violence arrests.

Call the Capitol Hill Switchboard: 202-224-3121

Or Find your Representatives by zip code:

We have very little time to make a very big difference in the lives of the future falsely accused.

So get calling! Please!


Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments

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