This week is the beginning of our “What Happened to the Presumption of Innocence?” campaign. And we’re starting right out of the gate with a 24-hour call to action.
Today is a Day of Action for some victim advocates, with calls and tweets asking for reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). We’re not so quick to jump on that bandwagon, because VAWA is not ready to be reauthorized. It still has many provisions that strip the presumption of innocence from the accused.
See our recent press release for more details: http://www.saveservices.org/2012/11/pr-anti-violence-law-may-dash-the-presumption-of-innocence-save-warns
Let’s have our own 24 Hours of Action! For the next 24 hours*, call both your Senators and your Representative at 1-202-224-3121. You can also find your Senators’ phone numbers here: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm and your Representative’s phone number here: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
Simply say “Don’t pass VAWA until the presumption of innocence is restored!”
THIS IS IMPORTANT. I KNOW THAT WE CAN DO THIS!
*Feel free to keep calling beyond the 24-hours.
Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
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