Uri L′Tezedek

Domestic Violence Campaign

Domestic Violence is an issue that crosses religious, cultural and ethnic divides and, unfortunately, the Jewish community is not immune to this problem. The Jewish home is a central and crucial element to the health of the community and we need to ensure that Jewish homes everywhere are safe for the husband, the wife and the children. Jewish tradition specifies that both men and women should treat their spouses with love, honor and dignity and it is imperative that we follow that.

Join Uri L'Tzedek in our campaign to raise awareness and help decrease domestic violence in the Jewish community! One of the ways to do this is to make your voice heard and help change laws that will provide more support and safety to victims of violence and their families.

One step you can take is to support the Violence Against Woman Reauthorization Act (VAWA). Since the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was first passed in 1994, it has played an enormous role in strengthening anti-violence efforts and helping to protect women nationwide. States' laws are stronger; reporting of domestic violence has increased; and legal options for victims are improved -- all while saving states and federal government billions of dollars.

Now, VAWA is due for reauthorization. Tell your senators to cosponsor the bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act!

This reauthorization bill is also an opportunity to strengthen, enhance, and streamline the existing programs and provisions in VAWA. That's why we're excited that the bipartisan version of VAWA that will be introduced in the Senate in the days to come includes new improvements, including some aimed at ending sexual violence on campus. These changes incorporate many of the provisions of the Campus SaVE Act (S. 834) which AAUW has worked so hard to advance. You can read more about VAWA HERE and HERE!

What you can do NOW:

Email your Senators and Representatives TODAY with this message:

"I am writing to wish you and yours a peaceful and joyful holiday.  As you head home to your families, please keep in mind the girls and boys, women and men, families and communities ravaged by domestic and sexual abuse.  For them, the warmth and love of this holiday season is a distant memory or something they've never experienced.  Help give them hope for a better future by continuing your advocacy and commitment to stop the violence.  I look forward to working with you next year on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act."

To get involved with Uri L'Tzedek's campaign against domestic violence, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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