The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), enacted in 1994, creates and supports comprehensive, cost-effective responses to the pervasive and insidious crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. It is up for reauthorization every five to six years and this year, on April 4th 2019, the House of Representatives passed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019, with bipartisan support. The VAWA Act of 2019 is a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act for five more years. It makes vital improvements that are necessary to prevent domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking and to hold offenders accountable.
It is time for the Senate to take up the Violence Against Women Act of 2019.
If you want to learn more about sexual and domestic violence, visit: National Task Force to End Sexual Domestic Violence “The Critical Role of VAWA: Services to Victims and their Families”
Tell Your Senators to Bring VAWA to the Floor