In 2022, our federal advocacy efforts were focused mainly on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). We are pleased to share that this was passed by Congress on March 10, 2022, as part of the Omnibus Fiscal 2022 spending package.
The passage of the bill reauthorizes VAWA programs until 2027. This article provides a good overview of what the bill contains and some of the proposed protections that had to be dropped to ensure bipartisan support.
We are grateful everyone who called and emailed our Members of Congress to urge their support for this bill. Thank you!
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