July, 2012

Make it Happen!

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women needs our help to pass the VAWA! Here’s what you can do:


Make It Happen – Get the Real VAWA Passed!

Take action! Call and email your senators and representatives and urge them to oppose the current House version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization, and support the inclusive, bipartisan Senate version of this lifesaving legislation that protects ALL survivors.

We’re running out of time, Congress members will soon go home to campaign for re-election and anti-VAWA extremists are holding up the bill in hopes of either forcing acceptance of the House version or blocking reauthorization altogether.

The House bill 4970, or the “Adams Bill” is an unacceptable version of VAWA that imposes new reporting restrictions on immigrant survivors of violence as well as Native American women, communities of color, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender survivors.

We are urging all of our activists to take over the next weeks and during the August recess to call upon their members of Congress. Ask them to work with their colleagues to get the Senate version of VAWA approved NOW and sent to President Obama for his signature.

TAKE ACTION: The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women has all phone numbers and sample emails available here.

JOIN V-Day & CODEPINK: Bring Your Vagina To The RNC!

On August 27 – 30, V-Day and CODEPINK activists will gather in Tampa, FL outside of The Republican National Convention to bring awareness to the way women’s rights are threatened worldwide–from anti-choice legislation to inappropriate rape jokes to economic inequality to war and occupation overseas that disproportionately affect women’s lives. Help encourage Republicans to honor women, to protect women’s rights, and protest war and occupation. JOIN US!

Learn more here.

One Billion Rising is Growing, Check Out the Blog!

V-Day’s ONE BILLION RISING Tumblr features images and voices from RISING activists all over the world. Check out this virtual gateway to the worldwide ONE BILLION RISING community and share your own stories and images.




Jamia Wilson: Badass Activist Friday

It’s Friday, and we all know what that means! Interviews with your favorite badass feminists and activists. Whether social media queens and kings, creative artists, sex educators, or just kick-ass personalities, these people harness righteous anger, instigate movements and inspire cultural change. We’re here to honor them and their work, but more importantly, to highlight how we can all get up, plug in, and Just Start Doing.

Today’s Badass is Jamia Wilson. Jamia is a media activist, storyteller and organizer. She has a BA in Public Communication from American University, and an MA from NYU in Humanities and Social Thought. She has previously worked for Planned Parenthood, among other things, and is now the Vice President of Programs at the Women’s Media Center.

And without further ado, here she is!


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