VAWA has transformed the way government responds to domestic and sexual violence and has served as a model around the world. New York State has benefited tremendously from VAWA grants. In 2016 alone, the state received $7.7 million in federal funding, an increase of $662,000 to support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through programs offered by non-profit organizations, hospitals and law enforcement agencies across the state.
Call your representatives in Congress NOW and tell them that VAWA funding should be a top priority. With one in three women facing physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, we cannot afford to lose even one dollar of support.
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