Saturday, March 09, 2002

"One Citizen's Determination to Make a Difference"


One Citizen's Determination to Make a Difference


.... {The} campaign was the result of one concerned citizen's recognition of the devastating effects Congress' failure to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) would have on her community.

VAWA provides vital resources, including hotlines, shelters, and other services to women and children who are the victims of family violence. With just 37 working days left in the session, the VAWA reauthorization was stalled in the 106th Congress and considered unlikely to pass.

In just 12 weeks, Irene Weiser and e-advocates helped move a stagnant issue, delivering two major votes and doubling funding for the Violence Against Women Act.