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RootsAction is pleased to ask you to sign this urgent petition from the Be A Hero PAC.

Senator Joni Ernst (Republican, Iowa) is blocking the Violence Against Women Act for all women in the United States, and doing so on behalf of the NRA.

Help us get 15,000 signatures before we deliver the petition to Joni.

I’m reaching out personally to ask for your help.

Recently, the House voted to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA ensures basic protections for sexual assault survivors and prevents convicted abusers from being able to purchase firearms.

Even in this divisive moment in our politics — 33 House Republicans understood that passing this bill is the right thing to do.

But when the bill arrived in the Senate, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst failed to do the same. 
It’s clear that the $3.1 million Sen. Joni Ernst received from the NRA was on her mind when she blocked the Violence Against Women Act from going to a vote — allowing stalkers & abusers to keep their guns.

So we need to make it clear to Joni that this bill can mean life or death for thousands of women, and that she must stand up to the NRA. Please add your name now to the petition and urge Sen. Joni Ernst to pass this lifesaving bill.

It’s infuriating.

This is how broken our political system is — our Senators can’t even do the right thing when it comes to protecting sexual assault survivors.

But after all the work Be A Hero has done to make sure Sen. Susan Collins is defeated in 2020 after voting to confirm Kavanaugh — other Republican Senators are now scared of facing our fury.

If Sen. Joni Ernst receives a petition with thousands of signatures telling her to vote for the Violence Against Women Act, she’ll know that a massive wave of grassroots resistance is waiting if she fails to act.

Please add your name and help make this petition a powerful message to Sen. Joni Ernst that we refuse to sit by as she chooses special interests over survivors.

Time to get to work,

Ady Barkan


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