Host a postcard-writing gathering
anytime during the week of September 17
Email us photos of your event
The Violence Against Women Act is in serious danger. It’s set to expire at the end of September. While it’s always had bipartisan support previously, the current bill has no Republican cosponsors.
We can’t allow this landmark legislation to expire. Originally signed into law in 1994, it was the first federal legislation to address domestic violence as a serious crime.
It provides grants for law enforcement training, victim services and prevention efforts and led to the creation of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
We’re asking NOW members, friends and allies to host postcard writing gatherings for writing congressional representatives and insisting they support the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
You can do this at home with a friend or two. Or, host it for your community at a local cafe (let us know if you’d like us to help promote it for you on Facebook or email).
Then, email us photos of your gathering for us to share on social media!
Here are some resources to help you with your gathering:
- Mailing address lookup for the US House
- Mailing address lookup for the US Senate
- Text of the Violence Against Women Action 2018 Reauthorization
- History of the Violence Against Women Act
- Huffington Post: Violence Against Women Act Is About To Expire
- Rollcall: Time is running out for the Violence Against Women Act