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Year after year, we call upon Congress to enact gun safety legislation that enhances safety for women and families by closing existing gaps in federal firearms laws and expanding background checks.  A number of... Read More ▹

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Each year we advocate that Congress continues to invest in essential programs that serve survivors of domestic and sexual violence.  Some of our strongest allies in the House and Senate are advocating for... Read More ▹

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Congress needs to hear from you to prevent cuts to victims’ services Congress is considering legislation to extend more than 50 tax breaks primarily for corporations. Please join NNEDV in urging them to... Read More ▹

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One of the most significant threats to victims of domestic violence is a perpetrator’s access to firearms. Every day women are killed or severely injured because their abusers have access to firearms. In... Read More ▹

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NASCAR recently reversed their decision to suspend driver Kurt Busch, who was indefinitely suspended after an Order of Protection from Abuse was issued against him. NNEDV is deeply concerned regarding... Read More ▹

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The NFL recently announced new policies, demonstrating its commitment to ending domestic violence. This October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we'd like to see each NFL team wearing purple - the... Read More ▹

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Join NNEDV in calling on the Senate to close the pay gap - for all women, and for survivors of violence, who need fair pay to achieve economic security. Read More ▹

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Congress needs to hear from you: domestic violence programs must have the resources they need to provide victims with support, safety, and life-saving services. Read More ▹

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Join NNEDV in calling on Congress to address the outrageous epidemic of military sexual assault by supporting  the Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA).  Read More ▹

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Congress needs to hear from you: domestic violence programs must have the resources they need to provide victims with support, safety, and life-saving services. While, every day, programs around the country... Read More ▹

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  After years of budget cuts, domestic and sexual violence programs have been forced to reduce services and victims are feeling the impact.  The Congressionally-mandated sequester cuts are now taking effect,... Read More ▹

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April 17, 2013: Tell your Senators that background checks protect victims from gun violence! Read More ▹

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Abusive partners and opportunistic predators often exploit a victim’s lack of immigration status, or dependent immigration status, as a way to maintain power and control and to keep victims silent. Read More ▹

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Mar. 13, 2013: Senator Harkin's amendment will increase domestic violence funding by $6.6 million. Read More ▹

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Mar. 1, 2013: VAWA passed in the House.  Thank your Representatives for standing with victims! Read More ▹

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Feb 28, 2013 - Today is the day: take action on VAWA!  Contact your U.S. Representatives now! Read More ▹

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Feb 27, 2013 - Contact your Representatives today and ask them to vote YES on a bipartisan VAWA! Read More ▹

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Feb. 26, 2013: A VAWA bill introduced in the House last week fails to adequately support victims. Read More ▹

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Feb. 15, 2013: Call your Representatives now and urge them to support the Violence Against Women Act! Read More ▹

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Feb. 13, 2013: Thank your Senators who voted for VAWA or express disappointment in those who did not. Read More ▹

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February 11, 2013: Ask your Senators to vote for VAWA today UPDATE: The Senate vote to reauthorize VAWA, S. 47, was postponed to TODAY, Monday, February 11th! A vote on this bipartisan bill will be taking... Read More ▹

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Jan 29, 2013 - Call your Senator NOW and help us get 60 VAWA co-sponsors by January 31st! Read More ▹

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Jan. 14, 2013: Invite Members of Congress to honor the National Day of Service on behalf of victims. Read More ▹

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December 6, 2012: Congress must protect Native victims and pass VAWA now! Read More ▹

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November 14, 2012: Now that the election is over, Congress must reauthorize VAWA! Read More ▹

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June 25, 2012: Tell Congress that it must pass VAWA before it goes on its July 4th vacation! Read More ▹

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May 17, 2012: Thank you for your extraordinary advocacy but our work is not done! Read More ▹

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May 16, 2012: This version of VAWA strips protections for victims.  Stay tuned for next steps. Read More ▹

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May 16, 2012: HR 4970 is being amended, but it STILL rolls back protections and harms victims. Read More ▹

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May 14, 2012: The House must vote no on HR 4970, which rolls back protections and harms victims! Read More ▹

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May 11, 2012: HR 4970 weakens VAWA.  Ask your Representative to vote no today! Read More ▹

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May 9, 2012: Please stay tuned for next steps! Read More ▹

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May 8, 2012: The mark-up of HR 4970 is today.  Call your Representative NOW! Read More ▹

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May 7, 2012: Please call your Representative today! Read More ▹

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May 2, 2012: Ask your Representative to oppose the Cantor-Adams version of VAWA (H.R. 4970). Read More ▹

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November 30, 2011: VAWA Reauthorization Bill to be Introduced in the Senate Today! Read More ▹

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October 18, 2011: Urge your Senators to oppose the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Amendment. Read More ▹

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June 7, 2011: Urge your Senators to request continued and targeted investments in VAWA and FVPSA Read More ▹

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May 11, 2011: Urge your Representative to sign on to the Dear Colleague letter Read More ▹

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Urge the House of Representatives to Oppose Funding Cuts for Domestic & Sexual Violence Programs Read More ▹

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Congress passes a Continuing Resolution through March 2011 Read More ▹

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Urge Congress to reauthorize the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA)! Read More ▹

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On July 29, 2010, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed the Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) funding bill which funds the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), the National... Read More ▹