Invite Congress to Participate in the National Day of Service
As part of Inauguration Week, the President and First Lady have called on Americans across the country to participate in the National Day of Service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, January 19th.
Encourage your Members of Congress to honor this day and survivors! Call or write your Members of Congress, and ask them to honor VAWA through the National Day of Service by volunteering their time at and/or making a donation to programs that truly make a difference in the lives of survivors and in their communities!
Call, write, or tweet your Member of Congress with this message:
Call or write:
- On January 19th, join me in the National Day of Service to recognize the critical support that VAWA provides to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Volunteer your time at and/or make a donation to [NAME OF LOCAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/RAPE CRISIS PROGRAM], and support the difference these programs make in the lives of survivors and in [NAME OF YOUR COMMUNITY]. Your work on January 19th – and in Congress – is necessary to pass VAWA immediatly and fund VAWA programs so that all victims can get the support they need and deserve!
- @YourRep Honor the National Day of Service: Volunteer time or make a donation to [NAME OF LOCAL DV PROGRAM/Rape Crisis program] and pass #VAWA now!
Tell them how important VAWA reauthorization and funding is to sustaining and improving services for victims in your community! You can also include stories or pictures that communicate the value of the services you provide every day.