Take Action: Reauthorize VAWA
Awareness of the scope of sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking occurring in our nation has never been greater. In response, the Alliance for Immigrant Survivors (AIS) calls on Congress to pass a strong, bipartisan VAWA reauthorization that invests in increased evidence-based prevention, enhances survivors’ access to safety and justice, and maintains critical protections for vulnerable communities. Congress should respond to the emerging issues and needs voiced by survivors and the field, including:
expanding grant program activities to address barriers that immigrant survivors face in accessing VAWA funded programs,
addressing survivors' economic needs,
and expanding resources for sexual assault prevention.
It's not enough to simply extend the dates of existing funding for VAWA grant programs and VAWA as it currently stands.
ASISTA, a Co-Chair of AIS, and the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) have developed resources for you to learn more and take action. We encourage you to use the resources below to tell Congress that it’s time to reauthorize VAWA and that we need to do it right!
NTF VAWA FAQ provides more information on the priorities for and status of VAWA Reauthorization
NTF explains What Happens if VAWA Expires
Ways you can take action!
Submit an op-ed or letter to the editor to your local newspaper.
Raise awareness on social media!
Click below for phone scripts, op-ed talking points, and suggested social media posts.