Stand with MCASA in Urging Congress to Increase Funding for VAWA

Apr 24th, 2019

The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault urges all organizations working with survivors to sign-on to letter urging increased funding for VAWA and related programs.

ACT NOW: Sign a letter calling on Congress to increase funding for VAWA and related programs!

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Take action to secure funding for lifesaving programs
Tell Congress that you care about funding for programs that serve victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.  Please show your organization’s support by signing on to the attached letter. The letter outlines the need for federal funding and urges Congress to provide strong investments in life-saving programs including, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA). 
 
Interested national, state, and local organizations should complete the Google form linked below by Friday, April 26th at 5pm EST.  
 
Legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed in the House last week and should be considered by the Senate in the coming months. Funding for VAWA and related programs is a separate process. Funding for VAWA is secure through September 30, 2019 but now we must focus on funding in fiscal year 2020. Your voice is needed to support this vital funding.
 
Add your organization’s name to the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Funding letter (for a .pdf version of the letter click here) which will be sent to Congress with the clear message: “We can’t turn away victims in their time of need.”
  
Please add your organization’s* name by completing this form by Friday, April 26th at 5:00pm EST.    
 
*Note: this letter is for ORGANIZATIONS, not individuals. We will follow up with actions for individuals later in the Spring. 
 
If you have any problems signing on: please email your organization information (including the name of your organization, your name, email, and your organization state) to [email protected]  with FY20 Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Appropriations Sign On letter in the subject line.

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