Email Your Senators to Oppose the Deceptively-Named “Violence Against Women Act”
Last week, we released an updated Key Vote alert, letting Congress know we continue to oppose the deceptively-named “Violence Against Women Act.” The bill has numerous specific flaws, but its basic premise is flawed: that federal agencies are better at prosecuting individual crimes than state authorities. Creating a duplicate scheme for crime enforcement is problematic, and changing how crimes are defined is problematic. VAWA does both, at taxpayers’ expense.
Katherine has a great post outlining more about the serious failures of VAWA.
Email your Senators to oppose VAWA now.
After you send the email, spread the word to your conservative friends: the deceptively-named “Violence Against Women Act” must be stopped.
Update 2/11, 4 p.m.: a few hours after alerting conservatives to this important issue, a bill that was previously 50/50 on POPVOX is now decisively opposed: