138 Republicans voted against the Violence Against Women Act

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Dear Friend,

Victory! The House has finally passed the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act, by a vote of 286 to 138 — with all 138 votes against the bill coming from Republicans.

Now we need to make it clear to those Republicans that their continued stance against this domestic violence prevention bill — even after it was clearly going to pass — is wrong and shameful.

Tell the 138 Republicans who voted against passing the Violence Against Women Act: Shame on you for voting against protections for victims of domestic abuse and for continuing to play politics with women's lives. Click here to sign automatically.

In the 2012 election, CREDO SuperPAC helped defeat five Tea Party Republicans in the House, educating voters about their opposition to the Violence Against Women Act and holding vigils at their offices with domestic violence survivors.

And in the last couple of months, 318,473 CREDO Action members signed petitions to the House, asking for a vote on VAWA. In our final push, over 1,500 calls were made to the 212 Republican men who were threatening to block the bill. In the end, only 138 Republicans in the House voted against the bill.

This incredible victory was made possible by that activism. But there's still work to do. We need to put those 138 Republicans on notice that we will continue to fight back against the Republican War on Women.

Tell the 138 Republicans who voted against passing the Violence Against Women Act: Shame on you for voting against protections for victims of domestic abuse and for continuing to play politics with women's lives. Click here to sign automatically.

Because of your pressure, many of the Republicans in the House were forced to cave as continued opposition to the bill became a politically untenable position. But it was reprehensible that these 138 Republicans still voted against VAWA, an incredibly popular, successful, and (until now) bipartisan bill that has reduced domestic violence rates by 58% since it was first passed in 1994.

The last time this program was reauthorized, it passed nearly unanimously through both the House and the Senate.

But the political climate in Washington, DC is much different now than it was just a few years ago, and Republicans are voting in lockstep with the Tea Party instead of standing up for their constituents on key bills like the Violence Against Women Act.

Still, it's astonishing that after an incredible backlash from appalled constituents and even other Republicans, that these lawmakers maintained their hard stance against domestic violence protections.

Now they need to know we are going to hold them accountable for their shameful vote.

Tell the 138 Republicans who voted against passing the Violence Against Women Act: Americans will not forget that you stood up against domestic violence protections. We will hold you accountable for your vote. Click the link below to sign automatically:
http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=11586517&p=house_vawa_victory&id=55463-3362360-93EFbNx&t=5

Thank you for standing up for women.

Becky Bond, Political Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

P.S.- Here's the list of Representatives who voted against the bill.

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