We are hearing from our sources on Capitol Hill that a critical vote on the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) could happen as early as tomorrow!
At the beginning of this month, the Senate voiced its support for addressing the horrific rates of sexual violence perpetrated against Native American and Alaska Native women – overwhelmingly voting in favor of the Act. Now this same piece of legislation will be voted on by the House and we need to guarantee its passage.
Currently, Native women face a complex jurisdictional maze of federal, state and tribal laws that allows for crimes of rape and sexual violence to go unpunished and unabated. It has resulted in countless cases of rape and sexual violence falling through the cracks.
Now it's up to us to convince at least two-thirds of House members that this cycle of impunity has got to stop.
We're so close. This is the final step before President Obama can sign this bill into law. But first, we need you to speak up and tell your Representatives that this cycle of violence won’t end unless we take action now!
Thanks for your support,
Rachel, Cristina, Angie and the rest of the Stop Violence against Women team