The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday took a dangerous step and passed the Adams bill, H.R. 4790. Introduced by Rep. Sandy Adams, this bill sets back the clock on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and undermines the safety of victims of violence.
The bill fails to include protections for ALL victims of violence and reverses protections for survivors that have been in place since VAWA’s original passage in 1994. Unlike the bipartisan VAWA bill that has already passed in the Senate, the Adams bill leaves immigrant women and girls, LGBT individuals, Native Americans, and other marginalized communities unprotected.
Please act now!
Call House leadership today and let them know that the Adams bill harms survivors. It is NOT the REAL VAWA. Here are talking points for your important phone call:
The House Judiciary Committee’s passage of HR 4970 on Tuesday is NOT a victory—it HARMS victims of violence and empowers abusers. I oppose the Adams bill because it is NOT the REAL VAWA, it doesn’t include protections for all victims, and it rolls back protections for victims that have been in VAWA since 1994. It is DANGEROUS for survivors of violence. I support a bill like the bi-partisan Senate bill that protects Native victims, immigrant victims, LGBT victims, and other marginalized communities. I do not think the House Judiciary Committee passed a REAL VAWA. I need House leadership to support ALL victims.
Can you make three phone calls to these House leaders today?
Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio202-225-0600
Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R.-Va.
Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.