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U.S. Senator Mark Udall (D. CO) is gathering signatures for his petition urging House Republicans to stop stalling and pass the Violence Against Women Act:
As a member of the U.S. Senate, I look forward to those moments when a bill comes up that gives us a chance do something that unquestionably and clearly helps people.

Click here to Renew VAWAThe Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is one of those bills. VAWA provides funding for violence prevention programs, rape crisis centers and hotlines, legal assistance for female survivors of violence, and other important protections for minority, disabled, and GLBT victims of violent assault

VAWA originally passed the Congress with strong bi-partisan support, and for over 20 years now has provided life-saving protections to millions of women around the country. But now the GOP-controlled House of Representatives has blocked VAWA's reauthorization.

It's true: some Republicans in the House are playing politics with this important bill, and have failed to re-authorize VAWA for over a year now!

Please sign my petition telling the House GOP to pass VAWA immediately and to stop playing politics while the lives of women are at risk.

During my entire career in public service, I've made it a priority to support pro-women policies. But letting crucial domestic abuse programs to expire puts millions of women in harm's way. Violence against women is unacceptable, and it is critical that we do everything we can to ensure that groups dedicated to combating domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking have the resources they need.

Women in Colorado and across our great nation expect better. We cannot allow obstructionism to defeat our efforts.

Please sign my petition asking the House GOP to pass VAWA immediately, and make sure we are not failing in our duty to protect all of our citizens.


Senator Mark Udall

Here's the link to the petition again:

Originally posted to pdc on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 12:00 PM PST.

Also republished by The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party and Colorado COmmunity.

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