Senate Judiciary Passes S. 1925 (Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011)

S.1925 (the Leahy/Crapo bill) to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, February 2, 2012. Activists in every state and territory helped to send a strong message to the Senate about the importance of this bill and the various provisions in it.  It has been reported that key Senate offices were flooded with calls making it clear to all the importance of reauthorizing VAWA. The calls, emails, and faxes served to make a difference in the passing of S.1925 (the Leahy/Crapo bill).

For further information on S. 1925, visit www.opencongress.org or www.govtrack.us. Sources: www.opencongress.org and www.govtrack.us.

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