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URGENT: Violence Against Women

Feb. 7, 2013

Friends,

I've got some bad news: Congress has let the Violence Against Women Act expire. What's more, Speaker Boehner is refusing to let the House of Representatives vote to reauthorize it!

I strongly support reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. Last week I signed on as a co-sponsor of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, a new bill which would reauthorize the expired act as well as expand it to protect Native American women, college students, and members of the LGBT community. President Obama and a bipartisan majority in the Senate also support this legislation. In fact, the Senate will likely pass the reauthorization act this month, setting off new momentum for this legislation

Despite the bipartisan support for this legislation, Speaker Boehner is still refusing to let the U.S. House vote to reauthorize it. We can do much, much better.

We need to act swiftly to make Speaker Boehner put the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act up for a vote.

Please click here now to co-sign my letter demanding Speaker Boehner schedule a vote on this important bill. Please forward this letter to your family and friends so we can spread the word and build momentum for this cause.

The Violence Against Women Act was an effective, bipartisan law that helped protect women from domestic abusers, stalkers and rapists. We can't let Congressional gridlock get in the way of this needed bill.

Thank you for your continued support and activism,

Denny Heck

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