URGENT: Call Rep. Latham about the Violence Against Women Act

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Even if you've made a call recently, you need to call again now. The House will consider two versions of the Violence Against Women Act, including the version the Senate passed with bipartisan support. Your representative needs to vote only in favor of the Senate's version of the bill, and against the other.
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Dear Friend,

The House of Representatives could vote as early as today on the Violence Against Women Act. Multiple versions will be presented, but the only one that any representatives should vote for is the version that passed the Senate with bipartisan support.1

Your representative needs to hear from you now, even if you've called recently.

Call Rep. Latham: Tell him to vote for the Senate's version of the Violence Against Women Act, and against all other versions. Click here for a sample script and the number to call.

Momentum is on our side. Last year, ten Republicans in the House broke rank with their party and joined Democrats in support of re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Eight of those Republicans remain in Congress. On the Senate side, every single Republican woman voted for the bill, along with 19 Republican men.

It's time to increase the public pressure on the Republican men in the House who have yet to support a strong bill. They need to get the message loud and clear that we expect them to vote with their Republican women colleagues in the Senate and pass the strong Senate version of the VAWA re-authorization bill.

Women's lives are at risk, and there is no more time for partisan delay.

VAWA is an incredibly popular and successful program that has reduced domestic violence rates by 58% since it was first passed in 1994. And it was approved in bipartisan votes every year since it was originally passed — until the radical takeover of the House by extremist, anti-women Republicans in 2010.

We know that we can't count on Republican men to vote in the interest of their constituents without enormous public pressure from us. House Republican men have voted for shameful bills to redefine rape, defund Planned Parenthood, and to let women die. Despite their appalling record on women's issues, there is hope that men in the Republican caucus in the House will join with their Republican women colleagues in the Senate and show concern for domestic violence survivors.

Your representative needs to hear from you now, even if you've called recently.

Call your Rep. Latham: Tell him to stand up for the Senate's version of the Violence Against Women Act:
http://act.credoaction.com/call?tg=FHIA_03&cp_id=316&id=55418-3362360-1uiEdjx&t=5

Thank you for standing up for women.

Becky Bond, Political Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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1. Steve Benen, "House GOP scrambles on Violence Against Women Act." The Rachel Maddow Blog, February 27, 2013.


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