Action – Ask your representative to cosponsor and vote “YES” on Savannah’s Act
The bill would make it easier to track murders and abuse of Native American women, 84% of whom experience violence in their lifetime. In 2016 alone, over 125 Native American women and girls were reported missing in North Dakota. This bill is being blocked by the soon-to-be-retiring House Judiciary Chair, Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), after passing by a voice vote in the Senate. Says Rep. Heidi Heitkamp, “My bill is being blocked from a vote in the U.S. House because of petty partisan games being played by one individual, Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte”
Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep. [_____] to cosponsor HR 4485 – “Savanna’s Act” and to corner Bob Goodlatte and ask him what is wrong with him.
Has your rep. already cosponsored this bill? Check here. (Brownley and Carbajal are NOT signers yet!)
Rep. Julia Brownley: email, (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
or Rep. Salud Carbajal: email. (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
Who is my representative?: hq-salsa.wiredforchange.com