Welcome to NNEDV's Action Center!
NNEDV asks advocates and allies to contact Congress at key times to influence legislation and funding for domestic violence programs. NNEDV will ask you to make phone calls, send an email or take action on social media sites. Taking a few minutes to contact your elected officials can mean a world of difference to a survivor of domestic violence.
Please sign up to receive NNEDV's action alerts and check this page for current action items. Even if there is not a current action item, you can contact your Senators and Representatives at any time to tell them how important the federal response to domestic violence is in your community.
Tell them about the services that victims need and how the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) and the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) make a difference in the lives of victims.
Learn more about NNEDV's policy issues.
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 retain key provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC). If these credits expire, some 50 million Americans will lose all or part of their tax credits and fall deeper into poverty.
Economic resources are a critical tool for survivors living in poverty to maintain their safety, and these programs are critical to helping survivors move from short-term to long-term security. EITC or CTC refunds often provide survivors with the means to leave an abusive partner, or help them become self-sufficient after leaving an abuser.
Please send a message to your Members of Congress now urging them to make these credits permanent, and avoid harming families.
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 fact, firearms are the primary weapon of choice in domestic violence homicides. When abusers have access to firearms, a survivor’s life is in danger.
Many survivors of abuse are incredibly vulnerable to firearm-related homicide, and yet they are not covered by current law. Your member of Congress needs to hear that you care about this -- that these gaps allow abusers to terrorize and murder victims, their children, family members and other bystanders.