Violence Against Women Act 2021

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Violence Against Women Act 2021

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We Need Your Help!

Originally enacted in 1994, Violence Against Women Act is perhaps the most important piece of federal legislation dealing with the scourge of domestic violence in our country. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) provides vital funding for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. YWCA North Central Indiana receives money from VAWA to help support our shelters in St. Joseph & Elkhart Counties.
The reauthorization of VAWA is scheduled for a vote this week in the House of Representatives.
Please ask Congresswoman Jackie Walorski to support VAWA by emailing her or by calling her district office in Mishawaka, 574-204-2645.
If you do not live in Indiana’s 2nd congressional district, you can find your representative in Congress here. Tell them why it is important to you that VAWA is reauthorized.

“At a time when the onset and prolonged duration of the COVID-19 pandemic have created a shadow pandemic of violence against women and girls, reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act is more crucial than ever,” said Catherine Beane, Vice President of Public Policy & Advocacy, YWCA USA.