March 16, 2012
Justice and Peace Links 2012: Issue 1 Now Available!
Download J&P Links 2012: Issue 1 on the 56th UN Commission on the Status of Women. Read stories, watch videos, and learn more about Presbyterian Women and other women and men of faith at the CSW at www.ecumenicalwomen.org!
Call to Action: Re-Authorize the Violence Against Women Act!
The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women is calling for our help to influence our representatives on VAWA.
The time to act is NOW for Senate vote on VAWA!
Congratulations on your fantastic advocacy efforts! Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has agreed to bring VAWA, S. 1925, to the Senate Floor very, very soon—possibly next week! And Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) became a co-sponsor of VAWA yesterday bringing our total co-sponsors to 59! We now need everyone who cares about VAWA to call their senators and urge them to vote YES on VAWA!
Action: Call both of your senators’ D.C. offices today (http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm) and ask them vote YES on VAWA:
I urge Senator _____ to support the Violence Against Women Act and vote YES on S. 1925 AS IS. A vote for VAWA is a vote for women and for all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.
Check our website for fact sheets, press coverage, support letters and updates: www.4vawa.org
Check out and “like” our Facebook page where you can find a toolkit and other action and information items: http://on.fb.me/NTF_Facebook_page
Don’t forget to tweet about VAWA using the hashtags #ReauthorizeVAWA and #VAWA.
If you aren't on one of the VAWA email lists or want to add members of your staff or state/community leaders to our grassroots alerts e-mailing list, send names and contact information including email to Sean Black, firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Water Day and UNICEF Tap
March 22 is World Water Day – time to participate in the UNICEF Tap Project and help provide clean water to children around the world. Learn more here: http://www.tapproject.org/.
A very simple way to do this is to put information about this project out with a container at a coffee hour or by the drinks at a fellowship meal – tell people about the Tap Project – seed the container with a couple quarters – gather up what is collected and send it to UNICEF.
If you participate in the Tap Project, please share your story with the Presbyterian Office at the UN by contacting Mark Koenig.
Don't forget to invite your friends to sign up to receive Justice and Peace emails! Just follow this link: http://gamc.pcusa.org/subscriptions/lists/justice-and-peace-links/
Together with you in action,
PW CCT Justice and Peace Committee
For more information, contact Meagan Manas, Justice and Peace program specialist,
Presbyterian Women, email@example.com, 718-839-3782.
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