Violence Against Anyone is Not Okay - Tell Your Rep to Vote No on H.R. 4970!
Violence Against Women Act: - House version H.R. 4970 is a harmful bill and your Representative needs to vote NO on this bill!
FCNL sent a letter (signed by 29 faith based organizations) to all Representatives in the House last night, asking representatives to VOTE AGAINST H.R. 4970 (which is a watered down harmful version of the Violence Against Women Act).
Not only would the bill (H.R. 4970) NOT provide key protections to immigrant women, Native Americans, and the LGBT community that the Senate VAWA bill included (S.1925), it would actually roll-back on protections that are in place for immigrant victims of violence. For more details about these harmful provisions, visit www.4vawa.org.
The bill is expected to come onto the floor Wednesday afternoon. Call your representative ASAP to make sure they are voting NO on H.R. 4970 and to ask their to encourage their colleagues in the House to vote NO as well!
Use this number 877-429-0678 to call your rep today!
What to say...
- My name is ____ and I'm from _____(City, State)_____
- I'm asking Representative _____ to vote "NO" on H.R. 4970, the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization bill in the House. This bill takes away key protections to immigrant victims of violence, Native Americans, and the LGBT community that the Senate VAWA bill included (S.1925). Please ask Representative _____ to encourage House leadership to allow for open debate on the House floor in order for protections to these vulnerable groups to be added back into the House Bill, similar to the Senate version of this bill (S.1925)which has already been passed.
- Thank you.