The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005) by a voice vote. It now will go to the Senate floor and will be considered by the full House within the next couple of weeks. If you haven't called your Senator or Representative, please do so immediately. All you have to do is click on the VAWA title above and fill out an email form. It automatically sends to your Sen/Rep. Time is of the essence. VAWA must be reauthorized this year for its victims services and other life-saving programs to continue for the next five years.