Category Archives: vawa

[feminist] VAWA House action

Boehner, Cantor, and the other GOP/TeaBagger leadership have created a counter Violence Against Women Act. We are asking these targets (democrats and women) to co-sponsor HR 11, the comprehensive VAWA– not the conservative VAWA. The conservative VAWA excludes LGBTQ, Native Americans, sex trafficking victims, and not-unblocking the rape kit backlog.

sample tweets in English and Spanish:

  • 1 in 3 #NativeAmerican #women are victims of #sexualassault during their life. We all deserve a comprehensive #VAWA
  • Promueve HR11 porque todavia hay gente muriendo por violencia domestica. #dv #VAWA
  • 2 in 5 black #women will be sexually abused during her lifetime. Sponsor HR11 now! #VAWA
  • 2 de cada 5 mujeres negras seran abusadas sexualmente en el transcurso de su vida. Promueve HR11 ahora! #VAWA
  • #LGBT survivors face the same rates of #DV & #SA as all – so #VAWA must include them too. Sponsor HR11!
  • #LGBT enfrentan la misma tasa de #DV & #SA como los demas-por eso #VAWA incluirlos tambien. Promueve HR11!

AL Roby, Martha  R RepMarthaRoby 202-225-2901
FL Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana  R RosLehitinen 202-225-3931
GA Barrow, John  D repjohnbarrow 202-225-2823
IL Lipinski, Daniel  D RepLipinski 202-225-5701
IN Walorski, Jackie  R RepWalorski 202-225-3915
IN Brooks, Susan W.  R SusanWBrooks 202-225-2276
KS Jenkins, Lynn  R RepLynnJenkins 202-225-6601
MI Miller, Candice  R CandiceMiller 202-225-2106
MN Bachmann, Michele  R MicheleBachmann 202-225-2331
MN Peterson, Collin C.  D no twitter 202-225-2165
MO Wagner, Ann  R RepAnnWagner 202-225-1621
MO Hartzler, Vicky  R RepHartzler 202-225-2876
NC Ellmers, Renee  R RepReneeEllmers 202-225-4531
NC Foxx, Virginia  R virginiafoxx 202-225-2071
NC McIntyre, Mike  D RepMikeMcIntyre 202-225-2731
SD Noem, Kristi  R RepKristiNoem 202-225-2801
TN Black, Diane  R repDianeBlack 202-225-4231
TN Blackburn, Marsha  R MarshaBlackburn 202-225-2811
TX Granger, Kay  R RepKayGranger 202-225-5071
UT Bishop, Rob  R no twitter 202-225-0453
UT Matheson, Jim  D RepJimMatheson 202-225-3011
WA Herrera Beutler, Jaime  R HerreraBeutler 202-225-3536
WA McMorris Rodgers, Cathy  R cathymcmorris 202-225-2006
WV Capito, Shelley Moore  R RepShelley 202-225-2711
WY Lummis, Cynthia M.  R CynthiaLummis 202-225-2311

[feminist] senate shit list

These 22 Republican and Tea Party men voted against re-authorizing the Violence Against Women Act in the Senate. 8 of them voted against bringing up the VAWA for debate and vote at all.

The bill authorizes $659 million over five years for VAWA programs; expands VAWA to include new protections for LGBT and Native American victims; give more attention to sexual assault prevention and to help reduce a backlog in processing rape kits. Created in 1994, VAWA has helped to strengthen programs and services for victims of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

John Barrasso (Wyo.) , Mike Enzi (Wyo.) 2014
Roy Blunt (Mo.)
John Boozman (Ark.)
Tom Coburn (Okla.), James Inhofe (Okla.) 2014
John Cornyn (Texas) 2014, Ted Cruz (Texas)
Lindsey Graham (S.C.) 2014 , Tim Scott (S.C.) 2014
Chuck Grassley (Iowa)
Orrin Hatch (Utah), Mike Lee (Utah)
Mike Johanns (Neb.) 2014
Ron Johnson (Wisc.)
Mitch McConnell (Ky.) 2014, Rand Paul (Ky.)
Jim Risch (Idaho) 2014
Pat Roberts (Kansas) 2014
Marco Rubio (Fla.)
Jeff Sessions (Ala.) 2014
John Thune (S.D.)

[cranky] VAWA action for the Senate

The Senate is planning to vote on a comprehensive Violence Against Women Act (senate resolution #47) soon! We have 60 of the necessary 60 co-sponsors. Unfortunately, this doesn’t have true bipartisan support– all 38 Senators that haven’t co-sponsored are Republicans. When VAWA came up for a vote on whether or not to bring it into the Senate for discussion and a vote, 8 Senators voted no (their names are in bold). Want to call or tweet Senators to say that VAWA must be passed? Here’s the info you need:

Alexander, Lamar – (R – TN) @SenAlexander 202-224-4944
Barrasso, John – (R – WY) SenJohnBarrasso 202-224-6441
Blunt, Roy – (R – MO) RoyBlunt 202-224-5721
Boozman, John – (R – AR) JohnBoozman 202-224-4843
Burr, Richard – (R – NC) SenatorBurr 202-224-3441
Chambliss, Saxby – (R – GA) SaxbyChambliss 202-224-3521
Coats, Daniel – (R – IN) @SenDanCoats (202) 224-5623
Coburn, Tom – (R – OK) TimCoburn 202-224-5754
Cochran, Thad – (R – MS) SenThadCochran 202-224-5054
Corker, Bob – (R – TN) @SenBobCorker 202-224-3344
Cornyn, John – (R – TX) @JohnCornyn 202-224-2934
Cruz, Ted – (R – TX) SenTedCruz 202-224-5922
Enzi, Michael B. – (R – WY) @SenatorEnzi 202-224-3424
Fischer, Deb – (R – NE) SenatorFischer (202) 224-6551
Flake, Jeff – (R – AZ) JeffFlake 202-224-4521
Graham, Lindsey – (R – SC) @GrahamBlog 202-224-5972
Grassley, Chuck – (R – IA) @ChuckGrassley 202-224-3744
Hatch, Orrin G. – (R – UT) @SenOrrinHatch 202-224-5251
Hoeven, John – (R – ND) @SenJohnHoeven (202) 224-2551
Inhofe, James M. – (R – OK) InhofePress 202-224-4721
Isakson, Johnny – (R – GA) SenatorIsakson 202-224-3643
Johanns, Mike – (R – NE) Mike_Johanns 202-224-4224
Johnson, Ron – (R – WI) SenRonJohnson 202-224-5323
Lee, Mike – (R – UT) SenMikeLee 202-224-5444
McCain, John – (R – AZ) SenJohnMcCain (202) 224-2235
McConnell, Mitch – (R – KY) McConnellPress 202-224-2541
Paul, Rand – (R – KY) SenRandPaul 202-224-4343
Portman, Rob – (R – OH) @robportman (202) 224-3353
Risch, James E. – (R – ID) SenatorRisch 202-224-2752
Roberts, Pat – (R – KS) SenPatRoberts 202-224-4774
Rubio, Marco – (R – FL) @marcorubio 202-224-3041
Scott, Tim – (R – SC) SenatorTimScott 202-224-6121
Sessions, Jeff – (R – AL) SenatorSessions 202-224-4124
Shelby, Richard C. – (R – AL) SenShelbyPress 202-224-5744
Thune, John – (R – SD) SenJohnThune 202-224-2321
Toomey, Patrick J. – (R – PA) @SenToomey 202-224-4254
Vitter, David – (R – LA) @DavidVitter (202) 224-4623
Wicker, Roger F. – (R – MS) SenatorWicker 202-224-6253
**last updated at noon EST 2.1.13