Gender-based violence, gun deaths, and inhumanity at the border are on the rise: Your civic action to-do list for 9-23-19

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3. Nationwide, rape and domestic violence are at a five-year high. Locally, domestic violence crimes have doubled in D.C.’s Maryland suburbs. We cannot stand idly by while gender-based violence is on the rise.

In a nutshell: With Domestic Violence Awareness Month beginning next week, now is the time to (continue to) push for the Senate to pass the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 1585) – a bill with important improvements that passed the House almost six months ago!

Take Action: Join JWI’s webinar tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. (ET) to learn about “The Past, Present, & Future of VAWA!”


2. The numbers stop you in your tracks: So far this year there have been 309 mass shootings in the United States, in which 340 people died and 1,277 were injured.

In a nutshell: Since their last recess, our elected leaders have been all talk – publicly stating they are ready to do something about gun violence – and no action – passing no new legislation since they came back weeks ago.

Take Action: If you are in the D.C. area, join us Wednesday, September 25th, at the National Rally to #EndGunViolence. If you are anywhere else, use social media to pressure your Senators and Representative to #EndGunViolence NOW!


1. Today the United States is facing the worst refugee crisis in its history, and America is closing its doors. Since day one, the Administration has consistently worked against the very foundation of our country by blocking people fleeing violence, conflicts, and war from entering the U.S.

In a nutshell: Tomorrow the House of Representatives will hold a hearing to highlight the cruel and bigoted policies of the Administration that continue to tear families apart.

Take Action: Watch the hearing tomorrow and tell your Senators and Representative to co-sponsor the NO BAN Act (H.R. 2214/S. 1123).

Action AlertDanielle Cantor