Policy Alert: Senate Introduction on the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022

On Wednesday, February 9 at 3:30 PM ET, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Richard Durbin (D-IL), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022. This important bill reflects a bipartisan deal that the government needs to do more to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The bill addresses the many needs identified during extensive engagement with the domestic violence and sexual assault fields. Esperanza United supports and commends the bill’s investment in culturally specific programs, services, and responses. Latin@ survivors and their families deserve to seek safety and support from abuse.

Esperanza United and The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) applauds the introduction of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022. Latin@ survivors were among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and they can’t wait. We encourage the Senate to swiftly pass the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022 and send it to the President’s desk.

A summary of the Senate bill can be found here.


Organizations and individuals: Join Esperanza United and the NTF in urging your senators to cosponsor and vote in favor of this bill. Just click here to automatically send an email! You can find social media posts and graphics here.

Organizations only: In addition to the actions above, please use this form to sign onto the NTF’s letter in support of this bill by Monday, February 14.

Please reach out to our Public Policy Manager, Yasmin Campos-Mendez (ycamposmendez@esperanzaunited.org) with any questions!