- Action Alert
- Native Americans
Tell Your Senators: Protect the Safety of Native American Women
Right now, the Senate Judiciary Committee is negotiating their version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization. This is a critical hurdle since the House passed its version (H.R. 1585) a few months ago.
Violence against Native American women has reached unprecedented levels. This is a crucial time to ensure that the Senate advances a bill that protects Native American women and girls, respects tribal sovereignty, and restores tribal jurisdiction over non-Native American perpetrators who commit violent crimes on tribal lands.
Reauthorize VAWA with increased protections for Native women.Act Now
As sovereign entities, tribes must be afforded the opportunity to protect their own citizens from the crisis of violence that plagues tribal communities. Under current law they are prevented from doing so.
Restoring tribal jurisdiction over these crimes would provide Native communities with the resources they need to bring justice for victims of violence.