Take Part in the National Day of Action for VAWA

Tell Congress: Get VAWA Passed!

Tell Congress they must pass VAWA before they go on their July 4th vacation as part of the National Day of Action for VAWA!  Congress needs to send a strong, bipartisan VAWA, that safely and effectively meets the needs of all victims, to the President.  We need Congressional leaders to hear our strong and united message once and for all: your work on VAWA is not over.  We have too much at stake and doing nothing is not an option.  Let’s send a national unified message to Congress to pass a strong, bipartisan VAWA that safely and effectively meets the needs of all victims – NOW! 



Call Senators and Representatives and insist they pass VAWA as a matter of urgent priority. 

I urge you to pass a strong, bipartisan VAWA reauthorization bill  that safely and effectively protects ALL victims of violence NOW.  VAWA has positively impacted me/my community in the following way: _______________.  By reauthorizing a bipartisan VAWA reauthorization bill that protects all victims of violence, VAWA programs and services can continue to serve victims and make our communities safer.

You can find your legislators' contact info here: http://www.wcadv.org/legislators-contact-info


Follow NNEDV on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/nnedv and use these hashtags!  #ReauthorizeVAWA and #VAWA

Sample tweets:

  • Congress must pass #VAWA before their July 4th vacation.
  • I’m joining National Day of #Action4VAWA to tell Congress to pass #VAWA bc I want ALL survivors to be safe.
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Selected Resources

Voting Guide for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victim Advocates

This guide is meant to help advocates assist their clients with the voting process. With the passage of the Wisconsin photo ID voting law, there is a lot of confusion about who can vote and how they can vote.  The guide explains how survivors can register to vote and ensure they have the proper documentation to vote.   In this volatile political climate and budgetary climate, we need survivors’ voices and participation at the ballot box now more than ever.   

Hope. Vision. Future. A Plan for Providing Services to Domestic Violence Victims in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse has created a long-range plan for serving Domestic Abuse victims. This document includes an overview of Wisconsin Domestic Abuse Programs, including statistics, services, populations served, and a financial picture. Recommendations address the issues of Economic Justice, Financial Self- Sufficiency, Housing, Legal assistance and Primary Prevention.

2011-2012 Legislative Agenda
WCADV and WCASA Milwaukee Sick Pay Brief

Domestic and sexual violence take a tremendous toll on public health and safety in Milwaukee. This brief, filed by WCADV and WCASA, supports the Milwaukee Paid Sick Days Ordinance which permits victims paid leave to obtain services from these organizations.

2013-2014 Legislative Agenda
Changes to Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance for DV Victims - Dec 2009

WCADV Policy Development Coordinator, Tony Gibart, offers the following summary of how Wisconsin unemployment statutes have changed in response to The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

DCF Brochure about Domestic Violence and W-2

This brochure from the Department of Children and Families explains some of the resources and protections available to W-2 participants who are or were victims of domestic violence.  It is to be given to all W-2 applicants and participants. Hmong and Spanish versions are also available. 

Fact Sheets Related to Brookfield Shooting

These two fact sheets cover topics that were implicated by the shootings at a Brookfield, Wisconsin salon on Sunday, October 21, 2012.  They address (1) domestic violence and the workplace and (2) restraining orders and firearm surrender.