Chairman Madigan calls on Congress to support the Violence Against Women Act

Chicago – Every year, millions of women and men who experience sexual assault and domestic violence rely on support services that are federally funded through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Six weeks ago, the reauthorization of this act and the vital services it funds lapsed in the face of opposition from the National Rifle Association. The NRA is opposing the reauthorization because the Act seeks to reduce acts of violence by preventing domestic abusers and predators from obtaining guns. Instead of protecting survivors, the NRA wants to protect the abusers.

This is unconscionable, and we need your help now. Congress is set to vote to reauthorize VAWA this week. Contact your member of Congress and urge them to vote yes on H.R. 1585.

Supporting survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence is the least we can do in the wake of horrible trauma and violence they have suffered. We need to make sure survivors have continued access to these critical services so they can recover, heal and rebuild their lives.

Call or email your member of Congress today! Find your local member and other helpful information on how you can help protect survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence here.

Together, we can protect the lives of countless victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

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