The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), passed in 1994, recognizes the severity of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking which effects people from all backgrounds and life experiences. Through VAWA, sexual assault programs like SARA receive funding to provide services to both adults and children who have experienced sexual violence. This funding is critical in our ability to continue providing services to survivors in the Roanoke Valley; however, the current administration has announced its intention to cut VAWA funding. What you can do: Call your Members of Congress, both US House Representatives and US Senators, and tell them to #ProtectVAWA and make sure survivors continue to receive the support they need in our community!
Click here to find your representative: http://www.whoismyrepresentative.com/
Link to VAWA info: https://www.legalmomentum.org/history-vawa
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