"Senator Toomey has blocked the bipartisan VOCA Fix Act twice from passing, most recently on June 17, 2021. With only one opportunity remaining opportunity, we are asking Pennsylvania residents to call Sen. Toomey on July 14 – VOCA Rally Day - to tell him to be the champion he has always been for VOCA, and to vote to pass the VOCA Fix Act with no amendments." (Guest Commentary on the VOCA Fix Act)
Take a moment to read the Guest Commentary VOCA Fix Act or in the The Morning Call article in the paper on 7/14/21 titled "Your View by nine agencies: Why Congress must act quickly to help crime victims" where nine local and regional leaders in PA united together to discuss and share out about why we need YOUR help. These leaders from right here in the Lehigh Valley and beyond are:in which was written by nine local and regional leaders in PA united together to discuss and share out about why we need YOUR help. These leaders from right here in the Lehigh Valley and beyond are:
Penelope Ettinger, MSc., Executive Director, Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA)
Rachel Copen, Acting Co-Executive Director, WOAR Philadelphia
Lois Keller, MS, LPC, Executive Director, Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley, Inc.
Karen Hosler Kispert, PhD, Executive Director, Delaware County Victim Assistance Center
Catharine Kessack, Executive Director, VAST (Valley Against Sex Trafficking)
Maria Macaluso, Executive Director, Women's Center of Montgomery County
Mary Onama, LMSW, Executive Director, Victim Services Center of Montgomery County
Lori Sywensky, Executive Director, Turning Point of Lehigh Valley
Christine Zaccarelli, Esquire, Chief Executive Officer, The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc.