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As We Approach Election Day, Tell Candidates to Fix VAWA Now!

RADAR has just completed 45 radio interviews around the country. We're still riding the momentum from our hugely successful Heritage conference on October 1.

And we just got news of a historic legal victory in California: a state appeals court ruled that California domestic violence laws discriminate against men because they only provide state funding for women and their children who use shelters and other programs (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/16/BA3S13HOLS.DTL).

For the first time, the DV industry on the defensive. Let's keep the momentum going.

One week from now is Election Day. At no other time of the year are politicians more receptive to hearing about concerns or grievances that potential voters have.

This week is prime time to call, fax, e-mail, or meet every candidate at the local, state, and national levels and tell them "Fix VAWA Now." Use the method you think will work, but let us mention that we have flyers you can use at our website: http://mediaradar.org/radar_flyers.php.

Of course, as always, be courteous and polite.

Date of RADAR Release: October 26, 2008

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R.A.D.A.R. – Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting – is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of men and women working to improve the effectiveness of our nation's approach to solving domestic violence. http://mediaradar.org