Friday, February 11, 2011

Please make ONE phone call TODAY on behalf of domestic violence and sexual assault victims.



Please take 5 minutes TODAY to make ONE PHONE CALL to your United States Representative.  Ask them to preserve current federal funding for services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.


Right now, Congress is considering massive federal funding cuts to domestic violence and sexual assault programs. This will mean drastic cuts to essential, life-saving services such as safe shelter for victims and their children and forensic examinations for victims of rape and sexual assault.


To be frank, your voice as an advocate and ally is all that stands between available services for victims and the very real threat of budget cuts. Georgia's domestic violence and sexual assault programs are already struggling to keep their doors open due to other budget cuts. Your phone call to your U.S. Representative can make the difference!


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Congress needs to hear from you today!  Please take five minutes to call your Representative and urge him or her to preserve current funding levels for domestic violence and sexual assault programs.  Members of Congress need to hear that domestic violence and sexual assault programs are important to their constituents! 

Action to take:  

Call 1-866-997-6651 to reach the Congressional Switchboard and ask them to transfer you to your Representative's office.  It is important to our advocacy efforts that you use this particular phone number!  If you don't know who your Representative is, go to and enter your Zip Code in the box in the top left corner of the page.

When your Representative's office answers the phone say:

  • Hello, my name is______, I am a constituent from_________.
  • I am calling to urge the Congressman/Congresswoman to preserve current funding for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), and the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).  These laws support lifesaving programs for victims of domestic and sexual violence in our district.
  • The demand for lifesaving domestic and sexual violence services far outpaces available resources.  Victims of these crimes are counting on Congress to pass a FY 2011 funding bill that preserves current funding levels for domestic violence and sexual assault programs throughout the country.

Please click here for more information on VAWA, FVPSA, and VOCA funding.

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