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SEPTEMBER 2017

NTF Denounces Shameful Rollback of Title IX by the Education DepartmentNational Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: September 8, 2017.

URGENT ACTION ALERT! Support Survivors: Share Your Feedback with the Department of Education Today, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Denver, CO: September 8, 2017.

DeVos ignites backlash with rewrite of campus sexual assault policy, Lydia Wheeler, The Hill, Washington, DC: September 7, 2017. Copyright © 2017 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.

ACT NOW: Urge Congress to pass the DREAM Act!, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: September 5, 2017.

ALERT: Support and Defend DACA RecipientsNational Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: September 5, 2017. Find your Member of Congress.

For Some, Domestic Violence Shelters Are A Last Resort. Harvey Took That Too., Melissa Jeltsen, HuffPost, September 5, 2017. Copyright © 2017 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

 

 

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AUGUST 2017

National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Calls Arizona Ex-Sheriff's Actions "Unpardonable"National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: August 29, 2017.

Welcome to Kristina Rose: EVAWI's New Executive Director!, End Violence Against Women International, Colville, WA: August 24, 2017.

Ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure ~ stop ignoring preventative care, Larry Cohen and John Auerbach, The Hill, Washington, DC: August 22, 2017. Copyright © 2017 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.

The NIWRC Calls for prayer and healing in response to the violence and racism in Charlottesville, National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Lame Deer, MT: August 21, 2017. 

National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence condemns the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville and calls for unified efforts to end racism, abuse and oppressionNational Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: August 17, 2017.

On False Equivalencies and Surviving Domination, The NW Network, Seattle, WA: August 17, 2017.

WCSAP Staff Respond to White Supremacist Violence in Charlottesville, Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Olympia, WA: August 17, 2017.

Acknowledging the long history of racism and rejecting toxic government leadership, Prevention Institute, Oakland, CA: August 15, 2017. 

CLASP Responds to Charlottesville, Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, DC: August 15, 2017.

SPLC releases new guide to help you fight hate, Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL: August 14, 2017. Download guide. 

Texas A&M Calls Off Planned White Nationalist Rally, Will Weissert, Associated Press, Austin, TX: August 14, 2017. Copyright © 2017 The Associated Press.

Women's March to reconvene around 2018 after Charlottesville, Heidi M. Przybyla, USA Today, Washington, DC: August 14, 2017. Copyright © 2017 USA Today.

Statement Against Hate, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, Sacramento, CA: August 13, 2017. 

Rose Beltré announced as permanent Executive Director, Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, Cleveland, OH: August 11, 2017.

DV LEAP is thrilled to welcome our new Executive Director, DV LEAP, Washington, DC: August 7, 2017.

Anti-Poverty Advocates Condemn the RAISE Act as an Affront to Working Families, Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, DC: August 4, 2017. View full list of organizations and allies opposing the RAISE Act.

How Could a Bill to Stop Sex-Trafficking be Controversial?, Nextgov, August 4, 2017. Copyright © 2017 National Journal Group, Inc.

We Stand in Solidarity with the LGBTQ Community!, Peace Over Violence, Los Angeles, CA: August 2, 2017. 

The dream of a SANE in every ED just took a big step toward reality.SANE-SART Online+Clinical, August 1, 2017.

Support Immigrant Survivors: ICE's Response to Your Call for Protection of Immigrant Survivors is Not SufficientAsian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, ASISTA, Casa de EsperanzaFreedom Network USA, Tahirih Justice CenterWe Belong Together and Women's Refugee Commission, August 1, 2017. Find your Senators and Representatives.

 

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JULY 2017

NCADV Applauds Senate Members Who Took a Stand to Support Victims and SurvivorsNational Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Denver, CO: July 28, 2017.

Thank the American heroes who made the difference., National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: July 28, 2017. Join us in thanking the Senators who stood up for healthcare.

New Data from A CALL TO MEN's LiveRespect Curriculum Shows Dramatic Shifts in Attitudes and Behaviors that will Prevent Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Bullying in School and Sports, A CALL TO MEN, Rockville Centre, NY: July 25, 2017. Download LiveRespect.

White Ribbon Announces New Leadership, White Ribbon Campaign, Toronto, ON, CA: July 19, 2017. 

Tell your legislators that sabotaging the ACA is not acceptable, Prevention Institute, Oakland, CA: July 18, 2017.  Find your Senators and Representatives.

Texas Will Soon Let You Openly Carry a Sword (and Many Other Weapons), Abigail Abrams, Time, July 13, 2017. Copyright © 2017 Time Inc.

Jailing the Victim, Rebecca McCray, Slate, July 12, 2017. Copyright © 2017 The Slate Group LLC.

PCAR / NSVRC CEO Delilah Rumburg Announces Retirement After Two Decades of Transformative Leadership in Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape / National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Harrisburg, PA: July 10, 2017.

Donna Edwards has Multiple Sclerosis, teacherken, Daily Kos, July 8, 2017. 

Secretary Price Appoints Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., as CDC Director and ATSDR Administrator,  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC: July 7, 2017. 

New York City Launches Task Force to Combat Domestic Violencedomesticshelters.org, Phoenix, AZ, July 3, 2017.

NHLA Welcomes "Dream Act of 2017" Introduction as Important Step in Protecting Immigrant Youth, National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, Washington, DC: July 2017.

 

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JUNE 2017

Keep making noise. It's working., National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: June 28, 2017.

New CEO at SWANService Women's Action Network, Washington, DC, June 27, 2017.

House Immigration Bills: Take Action Now, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: June 26, 2017. Find your Representatives.

Before it is too late: Raise your voice for survivors, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: June 23, 2017. Read article in The Hill on Senators' positions.

Urge the Senate to Protect Access to Health Care, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, Washington, DC: June 22, 2017. Find your Senators and see position paper on health care.

Praxis International Announces New Executive Director, Praxis International, St. Paul, MN: June 13, 2017. 

First Texas Shelter for Male Victims of Domestic Violence Opens in Dallas, Lauren Silverman, Kera News, June 7, 2017. Copyright © 2017 Kera News.

A Feminist Perspective on Trumpcare, Laura Finley, Counterpunch, June 2, 2017. 

NNEDV Stands with Pride, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: June 1, 2017.

SAFE is excited to share the findings of a 5-year, controlled effectiveness study of ExpectRespect support groups, SAFE, Austin, TX: June 2017. Read journal article and review ExpectRespect program.

 

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MAY 2017

Trump's Immigration Crackdown Pushing Victims of Abuse Underground, Melissa Jeltsen, HuffPost, May 31, 2017. Copyright © 2017 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Deportation Fears Silence Some Domestic Violence Victims, Mary Rhodan, Time, May 30, 2017. Copyright © 2017 Time Inc.

Trump's immigration database exposes crime victims' personal info, lawyers say, Sam Levin,  The Guardian, San Francisco, CA: May 26, 2017. Copyright © 2017 Guardian News and Media Limited.

Cuts to Legal Services Corporation Would Disproportionately Harm Survivors of Domestic Violence, FemChat,  Institute for Women's Policy Research, Washington, DC: May 25, 2017.

Massive cuts to Violence Against Women programs just 'technical,' White House says, Lindsay Wise,  McClatchy DC Bureau, Washington, DC: May 25, 2017. Copyright © 2017 McClatchy.

NCADV Statement About President Trump's Dangerous BudgetNational Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Denver, CO: May 23, 2017.

Jane Doe Inc. Statement Regarding the American Health Care Act: A matter of justiceJane Doe Inc., Boston, MA: May 18, 2017.

Crime Victims Stand to Lose Aid, If Obamacare Goes Away, Alysia Santo,   The Marshall Project, New York, NY: May 17, 2017.

ACTION ALERT: Rep. Hudson's HR 38 Enables Abusers to Stalk and Murder ~ Stop HR 38!National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: May 15, 2017. Find your Senators, find your Representatives and find their Twitter handles. 

Milwaukee's Domestic Abuse and Sex Trafficking Prevention Organization Opens Its DoorsThe Asha Project, Milwaukee, WI: May 15, 2017.

11th Annual Census Illuminates Critical Services, Highlights Gaps in Domestic Violence Field, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: May 11, 2017. Review full census, national summary, state / territory summaries, infographics and video.

FACTS: Domestic and Sexual Violence in the American Health Care Act, Lisa James, Blog, Futures Without Violence, San Francisco, CA: May 8, 2017.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Groups Warn that House Passed Health Bill Would Harm Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Urge Senate to Reject the AHCANational Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: May 5, 2017.

Statement of the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center on the First National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and GirlsNational Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Lame Deer, MT: May 5, 2017. 

Tell Congress Domestic Violence is NOT a Pre-existing Condition, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: May 5, 2017.

Is Sexual Assault a Pre-Existing Condition Under 'Trumpcare'?,  Snopes, May 4, 2017. Copyright © 1995-2017 Snopes.com.

Trump's healthcare bill allows effects of rape to be deemed pre-existing conditions, Emily Shugerman, Independent, New York, NY: May 4, 2017. Copyright © 2017 Independent.

Trumpcare Makes Domestic Violence, C-Section, Sexual Assault Pre-Existing Conditions!, SemDem, Daily Kos, May 4, 2017. 

Congress Invests in Lifesaving Programs for Victims, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: May 3, 2017.

Health 'reform' will make sexual assault survivors sick, Gina Scaramella, The Hill, Washington, DC: May 3, 2017. Copyright © 2017 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.

Maccabeats Release Video to Help JWI End Get Abuse, Jewish Women International, Washington, DC: May 3, 2017.

Presidential Proclamation ~ National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2017, The White House, Washington, DC: May 1, 2017.

Tell Congress to say 'no' to the American Health Care Act, Futures Without Violence, San Francisco, CA: May 1, 2017. Find your Representative’s phone number, call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 225-3121 or fill out the Urgent Action Alert, and we will automatically identify your representative and send an email for you! 

 

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APRIL 2017

Activists want to draft Donna Edwards for Prince George's county executive, Arelis R. Hernández, The Washington Post, April 28, 2017. Copyright © 2017 The Washington Post Company.

Urge your legislators to oppose the AHCA, and any efforts to defund prevention and public health, Prevention Institute, Oakland, CA: April 28, 2017. 

Funding for Sanctuary Jurisdictions is Protected with Nation-wide Preliminary Injunction; The Partnership Recognizes Member Program YWCA Silicon Valley for Their Role, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, Sacramento, CA: April 25, 2017. 

Capitol display features nearly 1,000 shoes from sexual assault survivors, Erika Fernandez, WCTV, Tallahassee, FL: April 20, 2017. Copyright © 2002-2017 WCTV.

Domestic Violence is a Terrorist Act, Peace Over Violence, Los Angeles, CA: April 12, 2017. 

Trump's Budget Could Decimate a Lifeline for Abused Women, Melissa Jeltsen, HuffPost, April 10, 2017. Copyright © 2017 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

National Task Force Calls on the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to Protect Access to Safety and Justice for Immigrant Survivors of Gender-Based ViolenceNational Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, April 7, 2017. Read the Task Force's statement relating to ICE enforcement at courthouses that they're sharing with DHS and Members of Congress.

Trump wants to cut off poor people's legal lifeline, Bryce Covert, Think Progress, April 6, 2017. Copyright © 2005-2017 Center for American Progress Action Fund.

Equal Pay Day: What You Need to Know about the Gender Wage Gap in 2017, FemChat, Institute for Women's Policy Research, Washington, DC: April 4, 2017.

Sexual Assault ACTIVE Awareness: What You Need to Know about What Rape Victims Need from You, Amy Oestreicher, HuffPost, April 4, 2017. Copyright © 2017 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

New Data Reveals High Awareness Among U.S. Adults on What Constitutes Sexual Assault, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Harrisburg, PA: April 3, 2017.

Yes, You Have a Role to Play in Preventing Sexual Violence (In All Its Forms), Laura Palumbo, HuffPost, April 3, 2017. Copyright © 2017 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Ask Betsy DeVos to keep students safe and enforce TItle IXKnow Your IX and End Rape on Campus, Washington, DC: April 2017.

 

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MARCH 2017

NCADV Announces New Partnership with RapidSOS to Provide Revolutionary Safety App to CommunitiesNational Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Denver, CO: March 31, 2017. Sign up for app.

Presidential Proclamation ~ National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2017, The White House, Washington, DC: March 31, 2017.

Presidential Proclamation ~ National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, 2017, The White House, Washington, DC: March 31, 2017.

Ask Your U.S. House Member to Endorse Strong and Sustained Funding for Domestic and Sexual Violence ServicesNational Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, March 29, 2017. Find your Representative and see VAWA-FVPSA and VOCA "Dear Colleague" letters.

What Trump's Budget May Mean for Violence Against Women Programs, Jamila Taylor, Rewire, March 23, 2017. Copyright © 2017 Rewire.

Rape Victims Aren't Seeking Help for Fear of Deportation, Police Say, Melissa Jeltsen, HuffPost, March 22, 2017. Copyright © 2017 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Women Aren't Reporting Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Out of Fear of Deportation, Maggie Mallon, Glamour, March 22, 2017. Copyright © 2017 Condé Nast.

Action Alert VAWA: Urge Your Representative to Support, The National Center for Victims of Crime, Washington, DC: March 21, 2017. 

ACT NOW: Urge Congress to Reject Proposed Budget Cuts, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: March 17, 2017.

Action Alert: Urge Your Representative to Support VOCA, The National Center for Victims of Crime, Washington, DC: March 17, 2017. 

International Experts Say Ending Violence Against Indigenous Women is Critical Step Towards EmpowermentAlaska Native Women’s Resource Center, Indian Law Resource Center, International Mayan League/USA, Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition, National Congress of American Indians and National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, New York, NY: March 17, 2017. 

NCADV Opposes President Trump's Proposed BudgetNational Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Denver, CO: March 17, 2017.

Trump's Budget Would Be Devastating to Poor Victims of Domestic Abuse, Melissa Jeltsen, HuffPost, March 17, 2017. Copyright © 2017 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

"Reject proposed budget cuts" urges NNEDV, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: March 16, 2017.

Women's eNews Announces 21 Leaders for the 21st Century Honorees (East Coast)Women's eNews, New York, NY: March 15, 2017. 

Office for Victims of Crime Awards Almost $8.5 Million to Support Victims of Pulse Nightclub Shooting, Office for Victims of Crime, Washington, DC: March 14, 2017.

Sexual Harassment, It's Off Limits, Peace Over Violence, Los Angeles, CA: March 14, 2017.

It's International Women's Day, and we have a long way to go, Jewish Women International, Washington, DC: March 8, 2017.

POV Stands in Solidarity with Women Around the World, Peace Over Violence, Los Angeles, CA: March 8, 2017.

SPLC launches pro bono project to ensure detained immigrants have access to counsel, Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL: March 7, 2017. 

StrongHearts Native Helpline Launches as a Critical Resource for Domestic Violence and Dating Violence in Tribal Communities, March 6, 2017. Visit StrongHearts Native Helpline. 

Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women Boost Global Commitment to Ending Domestic Violence with Their Largest Single Donation to Front-Line Services, Avon Foundation for Women, Washington, DC: March 6, 2017. 

Our Statement Regarding the Creation of VOICE, The National Center for Victims of Crime, Washington, DC: March 2, 2017. 

Victims in the Brock Turner and Idaho cases sought justice. They found bias, Michelle Dauber, The Guardian, March 2, 2017. Copyright © 2017 Guardian News and Media Limited.

Presidential Proclamation ~ Women's History Month, 2017, The White House, Washington, DC: March 1, 2017.

 

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FEBRUARY 2017

Letter to President Trump urging him to support the programs authorized by the Violence Against Women Act, signed by several members of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Washington, DC: February 28, 2017.

Raliance Awards Over $600,000 in Grants to Accelerate Fight Against Sexual ViolenceRaliance, Washington, DC: February 28, 2017.

NCADV Announces New Project to Address Teen Dating ViolenceNational Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Denver, CO: February 24, 2017.

NWLC Announces Leadership Transition, National Women's Law Center, Washington, DC: February 23, 2017.

The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center Stands with Standing Rock to Ensure Safety for Native Women and Children, National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, Lame Deer, MT: February 21, 2017. See Amicus brief.

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Condemns the Detention of an Immigrant Transgender Victim of Domestic Violence in El Paso and Calls for Her Immediate Release, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: February 16, 2017.   Read related article in The Hill.

NNEDV condemns ICE detention of immigrant victim of domestic violence, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: February 16, 2017. Read related article in The Hill.

Statement on the Arrest and Detention by ICE of a Survivor of Domestic Violence at a Courthouse, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, ASISTA, Casa de Esperanza, Tahirih Justice Center and We Belong Together, February 16, 2017. Read related article in The Hill.

How a Survivor's Race and Economic Circumstances Can Impact their Access to Services, Lisalyn R. Jacobs, Blog, National Latin@ Network, St. Paul, MN: February 15, 2017.

Take 2 Minutes to Help Prevent Sexual Assault in Schools, Futures Without Violence, San Francisco, CA: February 15, 2017.

LEGISLATION ACTION ALERT: Puzder Poses a Danger to the Safety and Economic Security of Domestic Violence Victims and Survivors, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Denver, CO: February 13, 2017. Find your Senators and their contact information and review Sen. Elizabeth Warren's questions for the Labor nominee.

Recognizing and Building Resistance to Gaslighting, David Adams, HuffPost, February 13, 2017. Copyright © 2017 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Resources for In-District Visits, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: February 13, 2017. See Telling Your Story, Outline of Key Talking Points, Extended Funding Talking Points, Leave Behind Appropriations Overview, In-District Lobbying Guide, Members of Congress organized by Committee.

Measuring the Effectiveness of Grants, Nadine M. Neufville, Blog, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: February 10, 2017. Review the report.

What could happen if the Violence Against Women Act is defunded?, Kelly Walsh and Janine M. Zweig, Urban Wire: Criminal Justice, Urban Institute, Washington, DC: February 9, 2017.

Tell Congress: Rescind the Anti-Muslim and Anti-refugee Executive Orders Now!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: February 3, 2017. To be connected to your Senators or find their contact information, click here. Find your Senators’ Twitter handles here. 

Tonya Lovelace , CEO Women of Color Network, Inc., Named to 2017 Class of Tribute to Women of Excellence Honorees by YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, Women of Color Network, Inc., Harrisburg, PA: February 2, 2017.

JWI Opposes Supreme Court Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, Jewish Women International, Washington, DC: February 1, 2017.

Statement in Opposition to the January 2017 Executive Immigration Actions, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: February 1, 2017.

 

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JANUARY 2017

Demand Congress Save Health Care for Victims of Violence, Futures Without Violence, San Francisco, CA: January 31, 2017. Find local Senate and Congressional offices. 

Together, we made history at the Women's March. Now take the next step!, Debra L. Ness, Blog, National Partnership for Women & Families, Washington, DC: January 31, 2017.

Women's Shelters Are Terrified Trump Will Cut Their Funding, Tyler Kingkade, BuzzFeed, January 31, 2017. Copyright © 2017 BuzzFeed, Inc.

Feinstein, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Rescind Discriminatory Order on Immigration, Refugees, Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein, Washington, DC: January 30, 2017. Read bill.

Oppose these dangerous nominations NOW!, Jewish Women International, Washington, DC: January 30, 2017. Call your Senators.

Photo Feature: Invisible Fractures, Rachel Tine, digboston, January 26, 2017. Copyright © 2017 Dig Media Group, Inc. See more of Rachel's photography.

Pink hats and a teachable moment, Tracy Tierney, Blog, Futures Without Violence, San Francisco, CA: January 24, 2017. 

JWI Announces Civic Engagement Initiative on Heels of Women's March, Jewish Women International, Washington, DC: January 23, 2017.

How will President Trump handle violence against women in the US?, Melanie Carlson, The Hill, Washington, DC: January 21, 2017. Copyright © 2017 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.

Donald Trump Might Cut Violence-Against-Women Programs, Patrick Caldwell, Mother Jones, January 19, 2017. Copyright © 2017 Mother Jones and the Foundation for National Progress.

An Open Letter to President-Elect Trump, Alliance for HOPE International, San Diego, CA: January 19, 2017. Read The Hill article.

TAKE ACTION! Funding to End Violence Against Women is in Jeopardy, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: January 19, 2017. Read NNEDV press statement and The Hill article.

There's New Reason to Be Worried that Trump Will Slash Funding to Violence Against Women Programs, Claire Landsbaum, The Cut, January 19, 2017. Copyright © 2017 New York Media LLC.

Trump Team Considering Cuts to Federal Violence Against Women Program: Report, Lucy Westcott, Newsweek, January 19, 2017. Copyright © 2017 Newsweek LLC.

Introducing the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center, Office on Trafficking in Persons, Washington, DC: January 18, 2017. Visit the Center's web page.

Please call your Senators ASAP to ensure they know we oppose Sessions!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: January 18, 2017. Call (877) 959-6082 to be connected to your Senators or find your Senators and their contact information here

Tell Your Senators: ASK THE TOUGH QUESTIONS!, Jewish Women International, Washington, DC: January 17, 2017. Call your Senators.

Justice Department Awards $500,000 to Initiate Video-Based-Services for Deaf Victims, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: January 13, 2017.

Tell Congress to Protect Victims Now!, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: January 11, 2017. Read What is at stake? and blog posting and see sample social media messages.

ACTION ALERT! Sessions is NOT the Attorney General that women need!, Jewish Women International, Washington, DC: January 4, 2017.

Recognizing Stalking Awareness Month this January [2017], National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: January 1, 2017.

 

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DECEMBER 2016

Presidential Proclamation ~ National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month 2017, The White House, Washington, DC: December 28, 2016.

Trump team asked State Department for info on women's issues programs, sparking fears of another witch hunt, Josh Rogin, The Washington Post, December 22, 2016. Copyright © 1996-2016 The Washington Post.

Bipartisan Bill to Protect DACA Recipients Introduced, Joshua Breisblatt, Immigration Impact Blog, American Immigration Council, Washington, DC: December 9, 2016.

'Justice for All Act' improves housing protections for survivors, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: December 2, 2016. Read bill sent to President Obama for his signature.

NIWRC's Open Letter / Statement on Standing Rock, Lucy Simpson, National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, Lame Deer, MT: December 2, 2016. Read related blog posting "Oil Development (DAPL) & Violence Against Native Women".

PCADV Executive Director, Peg Dierkers to retire (scroll down), Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Harrisburg, PA: December 2016.

Toward a More Feminist United Nations: A 100 Day Agenda for the New Secretary-General, International Center for Research on Women, Washington, DC: December 2016. Download infographic.

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NOVEMBER 2016

HUD inadvertently exposed personal information of nearly 500,000 individuals, Ben Lane, HousingWire, November 21, 2016. Copyright © 2006-2016 HW Media, LLC.

DomesticShelters.org Starts Helping Shelters Fulfill Wish Listsdomesticshelters.org, Phoenix, AZ, November 16, 2016.

Esta Soler receives Highest Honor from UCSF, Futures Without Violence, San Francisco, CA: November 14, 2016. 

I'm not down with the safety pin backlash*, Anoosh Jorjorian, Medium, November 13, 2016. 

Trump's Election Raises Fears of Increased Violence Against Women, Melissa Jeltsen, HuffPost, November 11, 2016. Copyright © 2016 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

NRCDV Stands, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Harrisburg, PA: November 11, 2016.

Request to hear about important issues we're facing, Trump Transition Team, Washington, DC: November 11, 2016.

Post-Election Statement, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: November 10, 2016.

We don't do this work because it's easy., National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: November 10, 2016.

 

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OCTOBER 2016

National Institute of Justice Awards Funding to Study Elder Abuse, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: October 31, 2016.

Community Draws Attention to Dire Need for Culturally Specific-Services for Violence Victims in Sherman Park Neighborhood of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI: October 25, 2016.

Enough, Maile Zambuto,The Blog, HuffPost, October 24, 2016. Copyright © 2016 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

HUD Expands Housing Protections for Survivors of Violence, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC: October 24, 2016.

Argentina: After gang rape, women strike against gender violence, Green Left Weekly, October 20, 2016.

Not Backing Down: 'Locker Room Talk' is #NotOkay, NO MORE, October 17, 2016. Add your voice.

U.S. police chiefs group apologizes for 'historical mistreatment' of minorities, Tom Jackman, The Washington Post, October 17, 2016. Copyright © 1996-2016 The Washington Post.

'Activist Men React To 'Locker Room Talk', Marianne Schnall, The Blog, HuffPost, October 14, 2016. Copyright © 2016 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Delivers Closing Remarks at the Inaugural North American Working Group Meeting on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: October 14, 2016.

NPEIV Condemns Degrading Language and Behaviors Concerning Sexual Assault, National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan, San Diego, CA: October 14, 2016.

With sexual violence dominating the headlines, caring for yourself or supporting someone else, Joyful Heart Foundation, New York, NY: October 14, 2016.

Allegations of Sexual Assault & Media Coverage, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, Austin, TX: October 13, 2016.

3,000 Sexual Assault Survivors Tell GOP 'Stop Enabling Trump' in Full-Page Washington Post Ad, Brian Flood, The Wrap, October 11, 2016.

CSAJ and Advocates Against Domestic and Sexual Violence Fight to Strengthen Regulations on Payday Lending, Center for Survivor Agency & Justice, Washington, DC: October 11, 2016. See infographics.

Comments by Trump Illustrate Need for Change, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Harrisburg, PA: October 10, 2016.

For Every Donald Trump, There Are Dozens of BIlly Bushes, David Adams, The Blog, HuffPost, October 10, 2016. Copyright © 2016 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Grab her, Today, October 9, 2016. Copyright © 2016 Christie Chisholm.

Justice Department Announces 'Safer Families, Safer Communities' Website to Enforce Domestic Violence Firearm Prohibition, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: October 7, 2016. Visit Safer Families. Safer Communities.

Obama Just Signed a 'Bill of Rights for Sexual-Assault Survivors', Madison Pauly, Mother Jones, October 7, 2016. Copyright © 2016 Mother Jones and the Foundation for National Progress.

Department of Justice Awards $12 Million to Advance Community Policing Efforts and Collaborative Reform, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: October 6, 2016.

Department of Justice Awards $9.4 Million to Identify and Prevent Gender Bias in Policing, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: October 5, 2016.

Department of Justice Awards $119 Million to Hire Community Policing Officers, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: October 3, 2016.

 

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SEPTEMBER 2016

Justice Department Announces Nine Studies Focused on Approaches to Life-Saving Work Authorized by the Violence Against Women Act, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: September 30, 2016.

Presidential Proclamation ~ National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2016, The White House, Washington, DC: September 30, 2016.

Justice Department Awards $25 Million to Address Sexual Violence on Campuses, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: September 29, 2016.

House approves stopgap funding, averting costly shutdown, Sarah Ferris and Cristina Marcos, The Hill, Washington, DC: September 28, 2016. Copyright © 2016 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.

Senate Passes Bill to Preserve Sexual Assault Kits, Jordain Carney, Floor Action Blog, The Hill, Washington, DC: September 28, 2016. Copyright © 2016 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Announces More Than $107 Million to Improve Public Safety, Victim Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: September 26, 2016.

Keith Lamont Scott, Police Violence and the Movement for Racial Justice, North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Raleigh, NC: September 23, 2016.

A Congresswoman is proposing the Department of Education offer loan assistance to sexual assault victims, Business Insider, September 14, 2016. Copyright © 2016 Business Insider.

Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs Awards Nearly $6 Million to Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: September 14, 2016.

DV LEAP Hosts Congressional Briefing to Address Injustices in Family Courts, DV LEAP, Washington, DC: September 13, 2016.

The Justice Department Looks Ahead at the National Institute of Justice's National Sexual Assault Policy Symposium, courtesy of Bill Baer, Blog, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: September 9, 2016.

Poe Introduces Concurrent Resolution on Child Safety in Courts, Office of U.S. Congressman Ted Poe, Washington, DC: September 9, 2016.

ACTION ALERT: Pass the Justice for All Reauthorization Act !!! Call House Leadership TODAY and demand a vote on S.2577, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: September 8, 2016.

CDC Announces Rape Prevention and Education Program Supplemental Awards, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA: September 6, 2016.

JWI Responds to Passage of H.R. 5578, Survivors' Bill of Rights Act, Jewish Women International, Washington, DC: September 6, 2016.

CDC Expands Data Collection on Violent Deaths: Announcing Newly-funded Awardees for the National Violent Death Reporting System, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA: September 1, 2016.

National recognized expert in child sexual abuse prevention Joan Tabachnick receives national honor for prevention and bridging work, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Harrisburg, PA: September 1, 2016.

Principal Deputy Director Bea Hanson of the Office on Violence Against Women Delivers Remarks at the National Sexual Assault Conference, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: September 1, 2016.

David Mandel & Associates Transforming into the Safe and Together Institute, David Mandel & Associates, LLC, September 2016.

 

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AUGUST 2016

CDC Advances Research to Prevent Youth Violence, Sexual Violence, and Child Abuse and Neglect, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA: August 31, 2016.

Presidential Proclamation ~ Women's Equality Day, 2016, The White House, Washington, DC: August 25, 2016.

Montana's U.S. Congressional Delegation Introduces Resolutions to Designate National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls, Montoya Whiteman and Toni Plummer-Alvernaz, First Nations Development Institute, Longmont, CO: August 16, 2016.

San Antonio Elects Its First Black Woman Mayor, Jane Porter, Time, San Antonio, TX: August 15, 2016. Copyright © 2016 Time Inc.

Tri-Agency Letter Issued About Providing Services to Immigrants, Bea Hanson, Blog, Office on Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: August 12, 2016. Read joint letter.

IAFN Names New CEO, International Association of Forensic Nurses, Elkridge, MD: August 10, 2016.

Justice Department Revises Regulations to Implement Requirements of ADA Amendments Act of 2008, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: August 10, 2016. Preview the final rule posted by the Federal Register.

SPLC Lawsuit: Federal government withholding records about immigration raids that targeted women, children, The Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL: August 9, 2016.

Department of Justice Expands Services for Crime Victims, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: August 8, 2016.

New Victims of Crime Action (VOCA) Formula Victim Assistance Rule, Office for Victims of Crime, Washington, DC: August 8, 2016.

 

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JULY 2016

ACTION ALERT: Protect victims / survivors from gun violence! Meet with your Members of Congress during the summer recess!, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Denver, CO: July 26, 2016. Find your House member and his / her contact information at www.house.gov and his / her Twitter handle here. Find your Senators and their contact information at www.senate.gov and their Twitter handles here.

The Real Reason White People Say 'All Lives Matter', John Halstead, The Blog, HuffPost, July 25, 2016. Copyright © 2016 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Leading with Compassion and Love in a Time When the World is Shaken, Micaela Ríos, Blog, National Latin@ Network, St. Paul, MN: July 22, 2016.

Ayuda Welcomes Paula Fitzgerald as Its Next Executive Director, Ayuda, Washington, DC: July 20, 2016.

WCSAP Responds: Why Not #AllLivesMatter?, Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Olympia, WA: July 14, 2016.

Action: Ask Congress to Keep Firearms Away from Dangerous Abusers, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: July 11, 2016.

Patricia Castillo: An Advocate for San Antonio, Marisela Barrera, Rivard Report, July 10, 2016. Copyright © 2016 The Rivard Report.

Presidential Proclamation ~ Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Dallas, Texas, The White House, Washington, DC: July 8, 2016.

Demanding Justice #BlackLivesMatter, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: July 7, 2016.

RapidSOS and Break the Cycle team up to offer mobile safety and enhanced emergency communication, RapidSOS and Break the Cycle, Los Angeles, CA: July 7, 2016. Read about the Haven app and sign up for it.

CDC Awards $30 Million to 23 state injury and violence prevention programs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA: July 6, 2016.

ACTION ALERT! Tell Congress we need real action on gun safety, Jewish Women International, Washington, DC: July 5, 2016. Find your Representatives and contact Speaker Ryan at 202/225-0600 and via email.

5 Major Supreme Court Victories for Women this Week, Feminist Daily Newswire, Feminist Majority Foundation, July 1, 2016. Copyright © 2016 Feminist Majority Foundation Blog.

Call to Action! Your Support is Needed to Create a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls, Cherrah Giles and Lucy Simpson, National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, Lame Deer, MT: July 1, 2016. Add your voice in support of the resolution.

Call Your Senators Today and Urge Them to Oppose the "Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act" and the "Stop Illegal Reentry Act", National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: July 1, 2016. Find your Senators' contact information.

Deaf Iowans Against Abuse Standing On Its Own as a Nonprofit Organization, Deaf Iowans Against Abuse, Cedar Rapids, IA: July 1, 2016.

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JUNE 2016

Maureen Friar Joins Huairou Commission as Executive Director, Huairou Commission, Brooklyn, NY: June 28, 2016.

Top Sexual Violence Prevention Organizations Launch Initiative to End Sexual Violence in One Generation, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, PreventConnect and National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, June 28, 2016.

ACTION ALERT: Support the sit-in and DEMAND A VOTE to protect our communities from gun violence! Contact your HOUSE MEMBER and SPEAKER RYAN!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: June 22, 2016.

ACTION ALERT: Protect our communities from gun violence! The vote is Monday at 5:30 pm. Please contact your Senators., National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: June 17, 2016. Find your Senators' phone numbers and contact information for key staff.

Senate Passes Justice for All Reauthorization Act, RAINN, Washington, DC: June 16, 2016.

Departments of Justice and Housing and Urban Development Award $9.2 Million to Provide Stable Housing to Victims of Domestic Violence Living with HIV / AIDS, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: June 14, 2016.

Justice Department and CNCS Announce Elder Justice AmeriCorps; $2 Million Partnership will Expand Legal Resources for Older Crime Victims, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: June 14, 2016.

Justice Department Awards More Than $3.2 Million to Reduce Domestic Violence Homicides, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: June 14, 2016.

Presidential Proclamation ~ Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Orlando, Florida, The White House, Washington, DC: June 12, 2016.

 

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MAY 2016

Presidential Proclamation ~ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, The White House, Washington, DC: May 31, 2016.

Letter to President Obama Urging Him to Stop the Raids and Ensure the Administration is Not Returning Refugees to Further Abuse or Even Their Death, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: May 16, 2016.

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APRIL 2016

Presidential Proclamation ~ National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2016, The White House, Washington, DC: April 28, 2016.

The Center for Victims of Crime Launches National Helpline for Victims of All Crime, The National Center for Victims of Crime, Washington, DC: April 26, 2016.

What is 20 years old, confidential, never stops working, and saves countless lives? The National Domestic Violence Hotline, Ruth D. Reichard, Indiana Court Times, April 26, 2016. Copyright © 2016 Indiana Court Times.

NCADV Thanks Senator Mikulski for Her Years of Service, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Denver, CO: April 25, 2016.

Coalition of Leading 250+ Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Groups Condemn Anti-Transgender Legislation, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault, April 21, 2016. Read consensus statement, which NCDSV signed.

National Domestic Violence Advocate Wins Lifetime Achievement Award: A Lifetime of Work Recognized by Domestic Violence Professionals, Alliance for HOPE International, San Diego, CA: April 13, 2016.

'Deeds Not Words', Bobbie Brinegar, The Blog, HuffPost, April 12, 2016. Copyright © 2016 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Presidential Proclamation ~ National Equal Pay Day, 2016, The White House, Washington, DC: April 11, 2016.

Presidential Proclamation ~ National Crime Victims' Rights Week, 2016, The White House, Washington, DC: April 8, 2016.

Action Alert ~ Sign on to NTF's Consensus Statement Opposing Anti-Transgender Initiatives!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: April 7, 2016. Read Consensus Statement and sign on to it.

NC NOW: HB 2 Hurts Women (scroll down), National Organization for Women, Raleigh, NC: April 7, 2016.

What Our 2016 Presidential Candidates Can Learn From Lady Gaga, Karen L. Baker, The Blog, HuffPost, April 7, 2016. Copyright © 2016 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

2016 Visionary Voice Award Recipients, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Harrisburg, PA: April 2016.

 

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MARCH 2016

Presidential Proclamation ~ National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2016, The White House, Washington, DC: March 31, 2016.

Presidential Proclamation ~ National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, 2016, The White House, Washington, DC: March 31, 2016.

NoVo Foundation Announces $90 Million Investment in Girls and Young Women of Color Across the United States, NoVo Foundation, New York, NY: March 23, 2016.

Tell the Senate #DoYourJob, Jewish Women International, Washington, DC: March 16, 2016. Find your Senators.

Action Alert ~ Support Strong and Sustained Funding for Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: March 9, 2016. Find your Senators and Representatives.

Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women Celebrate $1 Billion in Contributions Dedicated to Causes that Matter Most to Women, Avon Foundation for Women, New York, NY: March 7, 2016.

Why Don't the Presidential Candidates Talk about Domestic Violence? Who Will Ask Them the Important Questions?, From the Desk of Casey Gwinn and Gael Strack, Alliance for Hope International, March 4, 2016. Copyright © 2016.

Oscars Put Spotlight on Sexual Abuse and Violence, Marsha Robertson, The Blog, HuffPost, March 2, 2016. Copyright © 2016 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Action Alert ~ Urge the Senate to Fill the Supreme Court Vacancy!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: March 1, 2016. Find your Senators.

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FEBRUARY 2016

Presidential Proclamation ~ Women's History Month, 2016, The White House, Washington, DC: February 29, 2016.

2017 President's Budget Invests in Women and Families but Reduces Funding for Some Core Anti-Violence Programs, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: February 10, 2016.

 

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JANUARY 2016

Presidential Proclamation ~ National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, 2016, The White House, Washington, DC: January 29, 2016.

JWI Applauds President Obama's Executive Actions to Prevent Gun Violence; Urges Congress to Follow, Jewish Women International, Washington, DC: January 5, 2016.

NNEDV Welcomes Executive Action on Gun Violence, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: January 5, 2016.

 

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