NOW Women’s Town Hall in Hudson, NY: Speak Out Against Violence
Congressman John Faso has said that he doesn’t think town halls are “a productive use of people’s time,” but he did find the time to deal away our health care by voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act. How can we count on him to stand up for the Violence Against Women Act?
NOW-New York and the women of the 19th Congressional District have invited Representative John Faso to meet with his constituents to hear firsthand the ways that violence has impacted our lives. At our Hudson Women’s Town Hall to Speak Out Against Violence, we will raise our voices and document the vital need for threatened Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) programs. One hundred and fifty people have signed the invitation asking that Congressman Faso show up to hear their voices.
This is part of a broader campaign of NOW-New York to proactively to preserve VAWA funding in the current administration. This Women’s Town Hall will focus on the issue of gender-based violence and the vital funding of VAWA. We invite you to provide brief remarks (up to 3 minutes) that would focus on the importance of VAWA and to address specific questions for Representative Faso in their remarks (i.e. “Will you commit to voting yes to reauthorize VAWA?”)
We will record and document all testimony so that it can be shared with Members of Congress and other stakeholders to help ensure that women’s rights are not de-funded.
This event is hosted by the National Organization for Women New York & the Columbia County Democratic Committee and co-sponsored by Hudson Valley Strong, Indivisible 19, Indivisible Chatham, NY19 Votes, Hudson Valley Feminists, & Upper Hudson Valley Planned Parenthood.
Please RSVP as seating is limited and indicate if you would like to speak. Please be advised that this event will be recorded and the media will be present.