The 113th Congress was sworn in on January 3, 2013, and CONNSACS is joining other anti-violence organizations throughout the country to ask our newly elected officials to act immediately on VAWA reauthorization. The Violence Against Women Act has been providing life-saving protections to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking since 1994, but Congress allowed it to expire almost two years ago. Victims and survivors deserve better.
The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women estimates that 200,000 victims could lose access to services if VAWA is not reauthorized soon. CONNSACS is hopeful that Congress will take quick action in the coming weeks and pass a version of the Violence Against Women Act that works for all victims. Visit http://4vawa.org/ to learn more about VAWA and why we need Congress to act now.