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2nd Feb

2017

We Need Your Voice and Your Support – NOW MORE THAN EVER

As you’ve probably heard by now, the Trump Administration budget is proposing drastic spending cuts. Included in these cuts are the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) and grants overseen by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Read more about this.

What this means to Coburn Place is the potential for a $300,000 loss, amounting to one third of our staff funding. These cuts would be devastating.

Here’s How You Can Help:

*ACTION: Time (1 minute): Stay informed by receiving action alerts from the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

*ACTION: Time (15 minutes): Call your senators, representatives and governor and tell them:

“This is (Your Name) from (City, State). Don’t eliminate funding for the Violence Against Women Act. I am asking you to block these cuts so we can protect domestic violence survivors and their children. How can we work on terrorism, but abandon victims who are controlled, afraid and ultimately killed when no services are received? Loss of this funding would be devastating.”

If you’re in Indiana, these are your senators:

Joe Donnelly (D)
720 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Phone: (202)224-4814
Email: www.donnelly.senate.gov/contact/email-joe

Todd Young (R)
B33 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Phone: (202)224-5623
Email: www.young.senate.gov/content/contact-senator

If you’re having trouble getting through, Bernie Sanders office is investigating reports of Congress members’ lines being intentionally shut off. The number to call is 202-224-5141.

*ACTION: Time (3 minutes): Supporters, Donors, Volunteers, Friends: Tell us why you support Coburn Place.
Your story can inspire others to do so. In a sentence or two let us know your reason. With your permission, we’ll share your story via social media with #WhyCPMattersToMe. Want to include a photo? Even better! 🙂 Email your response to Lisa, lisa@coburnplace.org. Or fill out and submit this form online.

*ACTION: Time (3 minutes): Current and Former Clients of Coburn Place: Tell us how Coburn Place helped you.
We want to hear from you! With your permission, we’ll share your story via social media with #HowCPHelpedMe. Email your response to Lisa, lisa@coburnplace.org. Or fill out and submit this form online.

*ACTION: Time (2 minutes): Make a one-time or monthly donation.
$15 provides one day and night of safety to an adult and two children. Your gift of any amount provides HOPE. Make an even greater impact by making a monthly gift. $10 or $15 each month may not seem like a lot. But you may not even miss it, and over time they will really add up!

Thank you in advance for your support! We need you now more than ever.

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