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RADAR ALERT:
VAWA Must Not Discriminate Against Male Victims of Domestic Violence!

The Violence Against Women Act was re-introduced in the Senate and House last week. The number of the Senate bill is S. 1197, and the number of the House bill is H.R. 2876. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the bill on July 19th.

Since VAWA was first enacted in 1994, its discriminatory effects have kept innumerable victims of domestic violence from receiving help. Their offense – being male.

Unless we take action now, VAWA will continue to discriminate against male victims. Now is the time to tell our representatives in Congress that the gender-discrimination must stop!

This is the first of many RADAR Alerts that will ask you to speak out and express your concerns about VAWA.

This week, we're asking you to telephone the Washington office of your elected officials and deliver this very simple message: "VAWA must not discriminate against male victims of domestic violence."

This is what to do:

  1. To find out the names of your two Senators, go to http://www.senate.gov and select your state.

    To get the name of your Representative, go to http://www.house.gov and enter your zip code.

  2. When you enter this information, you will get the names and telephone numbers of your elected officials. Or you can simply call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and the operator will connect you.

  3. Call your two Senators. Call them NOW. When the receptionist answers your call, politely say:

    "My name is [your name] and I am a constituent of Senator xxx. I am calling about the Violence Against Women Act, Senate bill S. 1197. I would like to request that you convey this message to Senator xxx: 'VAWA must not discriminate against male victims of domestic violence.'"

    Then thank the receptionist.

  4. Now do the same thing for your Representative, using this wording:

    "My name is [your name] and I am a constituent of Representative yyy. I am calling about the Violence Against Women Act, House bill H.R. 2876. I would like to request that you convey this message to Representative yyy: 'VAWA must not discriminate against male victims of domestic violence.'"

The point of this week's Alert is to generate literally THOUSANDS of phone calls pouring into Congress. In fact, we strongly encourage you to call your elected officials every day this week.

Keep the information for this week's Alert handy for future reference. Because they're going to be hearing a lot from us in the weeks and months ahead.


Date of RADAR Release: June 20, 2005

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Join other men's and fathers' rights activists at the Second National Men's Equality Congress, July 15-16 in Washington DC. (See http://www.trueequality.com/index2.php) The first day of the Congress, July 15, will be devoted to lobbying activities on Capitol Hill. RADAR representatives will be there to orient persons to the current status of VAWA.

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R.A.D.A.R. – Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting – is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of men and women working to improve the effectiveness of our nation's approach to solving domestic violence. http://www.mediaradar.org