UPDATE: On Thursday, February 28, Congress passed S.47 and reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). PResident Obama signed VAWA into law on Thuersday, March 7.
You can use the information below to contact your Member of Congress to say "THANK YOU" for protecting people from violence!
Below is our sample script, when calling:
As a constituent and a person of faith, I urge the Congresswoman/man:
- To reject the House substitute VAWA that would not provide protection for young women, battered immigrants, Native American women or LGBT people, and
- To vote for final passage of the Senate’s inclusive version of the Violence Against Women Act (S. 47)
What The United Methodist Church Says
We recognize that family violence and abuse in all its forms—verbal, psychological, physical, sexual—is detrimental to the covenant of the human community.
161.G Family Violence and Abuse
You can also call 1-888-427-0480 to be connected to the Capitol Switchboard.