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S. 1925: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011

Summary: A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. (More Info)

VAWA reauthorization (S. 1925) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

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Human Rights Campaign 1,651,869 Facebook fans 261,558 Twitter followers

Today, Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), an act first passed in 1994 that addresses domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. For the first time, the bill acknowledges and addresses the discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) victims of domestic violence.

LGBT people experience domestic violence at roughly the same rates as everyone else. However, LGBT victims are often denied access to domestic violence services, turned away from shelters, mis-arrested as the primary aggressor and denied orders of protection because of their ...

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American Humanist Association 195,943 Facebook fans 11,976 Twitter followers

The American Humanist Association supports VAWA reauthorization because the bill affirms the fundamental nature of a person’s right to be free from violence. The passage of the original Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 1994 was a giant step forward for our nation. Domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking are pervasive issues throughout the United States. VAWA meant that our federal government formally acknowledged that domestic and sexual violence cause tremendous harm, and therefore put resources into helping victims and responding to these crimes. Our nation and millions of individuals are safer as a result.

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Joyful Heart Foundation 108,314 Facebook fans 20,209 Twitter followers

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is due for reauthorization. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) will introduce a bipartisan bill on tomorrow, Wednesday, November 30th to reauthorize and improve VAWA.

We need your help to make sure VAWA has as much support in Congress as possible when it is introduced to the Senate tomorrow.

Over the past 17 years, VAWA has given survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking unprecedented access to improved services and ultimately, safety. VAWA has saved countless lives, protected families, given a voice to survivors and provided invaluable training to ...

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National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation 74,302 Facebook fans 20,723 Twitter followers

NOVEMBER 30, 2011

The Task Force applauds today’s historic introduction in the U.S. Senate of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization bill, which for the first time includes sexual orientation and gender identity. The 1994 federal law provides funds to enhance investigation and prosecution of violent crimes such as domestic violence and sexual assault, and to bolster victim services programs. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund, along with a broad coalition of organizations, has been lobbying for inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity in the law.

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American Bar Association 29,766 Facebook fans 19,684 Twitter followers

Dear Senators Leahy and Crapo:

On behalf of the American Bar Association (ABA) and its nearly 400,000 members, I

commend you for your impending introduction of the Violence Against Women Act

(VAWA) reauthorization bill. The ABA strongly supports your effort to continue proven

effective programs that support victims of domestic, sexual, stalking and dating violence

and their families.

The ABA has long taken a leadership role in addressing domestic, sexual and stalking

violence and recognizes the important role of the legal profession in addressing domestic

violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking crimes. Since 1994, the ABA’s

Commission ...

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American Association of University Women 15,254 Facebook fans 12,323 Twitter followers

AAUW supports the Senate Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011 (S.1925) because of its inclusivity to protections for men and women who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, and for women and children abused on tribal lands by perpetrators not of a particular tribe. It also allow victims more ease to move from subsidized housing programs to avoid abusers and includes campus safety provisions from the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act (S. 834), which would ensure that institutions of higher education have comprehensive procedures in place to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. AAUW ...

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National Network to End Domestic Violence 29,626 Facebook fans 4,191 Twitter followers

NOVEMBER 30, 2011 The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) today applauds Senators Patrick Leahy and Mike Crapo for introducing legislation to reauthorize and strengthen the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA is at the core of our nation’s response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

“The National Network to End Domestic Violence commends Senators Leahy and Crapo for their leadership on this life-saving legislation,” said Sue Else, NNEDV’s president. “The Violence Against Women Act provides vital support, services, and safety for victims and its reauthorization is critical to continuing efforts to prevent and ...

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National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 13,971 Facebook fans 6,275 Twitter followers

APR 26, 2012

Legislation Protects All Domestic and Dating Violence Victims on Reservations; Attention Turns to House Judiciary Committee

Today, in a significant step forward for protection of Native women, the U.S. Senate passed S. 1925, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization of 2012. Title IX will address the epidemic of violence perpetrated against American Indian and Alaska Native women by restoring concurrent tribal criminal jurisdiction over all persons who commit misdemeanor domestic and dating violence in Indian country and clarifying tribal court authority to issue and enforce civil protection orders. Additionally, it strengthens federal authority to address ...

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Network - A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby 16,683 Facebook fans 3,108 Twitter followers

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was enacted in 1994 in order to protect women’s civil rights in instances of violent crimes. As a battered spouse, child or parent, the victim may file an immigrant visa petition under the VAWA.

VAWA allows certain spouses, children and parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents (green card holders) to obtain lawful status without having to rely on their abusers to petition. Spouse abusers who marry non-citizens often use their sponsorship as a means of power and control in the relationship. They threaten their victims with withdrawal of their petition, which ...

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United Methodist Church - GBCS 4,711 Facebook fans 5,922 Twitter followers

The United Methodist Resolution #3423 affirms the “sacredness of all persons and their right to safety, nurture and care.” We believe that violence against all individuals - particularly individuals in vulnerable situations - is wrong.

S. 1925 contains safeguards for immigrant and Native American women as well as those in the LGBT community.

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National Council of Jewish Women 2,485 Facebook fans 2,779 Twitter followers

November 30, 2011, Washington, DC — The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) today applauded the introduction of a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). NCJW President Linda Slucker and NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman released the following statement:

“NCJW welcomes the introduction of a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. VAWA programs have assisted state and local authorities to keep communities safe while supporting victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The continuation and improvement of these programs is critical to maintaining the significant progress made in increased reporting and decreased deaths ...

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Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) 892 Facebook fans 2,176 Twitter followers

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is due for reauthorization. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Mike Crapo (R-ID), introduced a bipartisan bill, S. 1925, on Wednesday, 11/30/11 to reauthorize and improve VAWA. Not only will this bill continue to fund proven effective programs, but it will make key changes to streamline VAWA and make sure that even more people have access to safety, stability and justice.

The National Task Force to End Violence Against Women has worked closely with the Senators on the bill and the language clearly represents the voices of survivors. This is an important step ...

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Legal Momentum 603 Facebook fans 1,546 Twitter followers

December 7, 2011 -

On Wednesday, November 30th, Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) introduced legislation (S.1925) to further strengthen and improve the programs authorized under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the landmark law to assist victims and survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Originally passed in 1994, VAWA was the fist comprehensive federal legislative package designed to end violence against women. Legal Momentum led the effort to pass VAWA in 1994, and we continue to work in coalition to see that each reauthorization increases rights and resources for victims and improves community ...

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Touching Heart 823 Facebook fans 888 Twitter followers

Over the past 17 years, VAWA has given survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking unprecedented access to improved services and ultimately, safety. VAWA has saved countless lives, protected families, given a voice to survivors and provided invaluable training to the criminal justice community. VAWA is landmark legislation in the movement to end violence against women and girls, and is both a symbol and actualization of what it means to create healing and justice for survivors and their communities.

We ask that you take a moment today to contact your Senators and encourage them to support this ...

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Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) 454 Facebook fans

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) programs support state and local efforts to address the pervasive and insidious crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. These programs have made great progress towards keeping victims safe and holding perpetrators accountable. This critical legislation must be reauthorized to ensure a continued response to these crimes.

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