Since the Violence Against Women Act was first passed in 1994, it has reduced the annual rate of domestic violence by an astounding 53%, and the rate of women killed by an intimate partner has dropped by 34%.

This year's version includes expanded protections to cover Americans in same-sex partnerships, allows undocumented immigrants who are victims to come forward, and contains new provisions to help reduce violence against Native American women.

This week, in spite of opposition from most Republicans, the Senate voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

Next, the bill goes to the House. House GOP leaders will introduce their own version of the Violence Against Women Act, but their version is expected to eliminate those same expanded protections we just fought for.

We can't for one minute let folks be fooled into thinking the GOP House bill is the same as the one that just passed the Senate.

Add your name in support of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act with all protections included.

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