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Action Alert: Protect VAWA and LSC Funding
CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS AND TELL THEM TO SUPPORT VAWA AND LSC FUNDING!

Today, The Hill reported that the Trump team is considering cutting federal spending, including gutting all funding for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). VAWA was passed in 1994 with bipartisan support to improve the law enforcement response to violence against women and create specialized victim services. VAWA has been incredibly effective in saving lives and money. LSC is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the nation.

 

Call or email Attorney General Brad SchimelGovernor Scott Walker and Speaker Paul Ryan today to thank them for their past support of our work to combat domestic violence and tell them that we are counting on them to publicly oppose any cuts to VAWA or LSC!

Tell them that:

  •     VAWA has saved the lives of countless women, children and men in this country.
  •     In its first six years alone, VAWA saved taxpayers at least $14.8 billion.
  •     The LSC supports legal representation to thousands of low-income survivors in Wisconsin alone.
  •     You are counting on them to publicly oppose any cuts to VAWA or LSC!

There are victims of domestic violence in every community, every workplace, and every church. Urge Paul Ryan, Brad Schimel and Scott Walker to stand in solidarity with survivors of domestic abuse and support the continued operation of programs funded by the Violence Against Women Act and Legal Services Corporation. You can find the contact information for Attorney General Schimel, Governor Walker and Speaker Ryan here:

Attorney General Brad Schimel - (608) 266-1221, schimelbd@doj.state.wi.us

Governor Scott Walker - (608) 266-1212, govgeneral@wisconsin.gov

Speaker Paul Ryan - (608) 752-4050, https://paulryan.house.gov/contact/email.htm


VAWA and LSC have made significant progress helping victims achieve justice and safety, but there is still much work to be done. Our nation’s improvements to the community-based response to these degrading and life-threatening crimes are made possible by federal funding, and it is imperative that this funding continues.

We refuse to allow this progress to be threatened. We urge you to act now to protect VAWA and LSC funding from these and any other proposed cuts.

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