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We’ll Be There: Announcing The Details for NCADV’s #TakeAStand17

NCADV is excited to announce the details of our 2017 Take A Stand events, which will take place September 13th-14th in Washington, DC. Two days of activities include a Congressional briefing, reception to honor the 30th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and conclude with a full day of lobbying and legislative activism. Read on for more details of each event, and to join us, register here.

Congressional Briefing

Who? Congressional members and/or staffers, representatives from Brady Campaign, Americans for Responsible Solutions, Law Enforcement, Peacemaker Partnership Campaign, the Coalition to End Gun Violence, and the National Domestic Violence Hotline will be in attendance at the Take A Stand Congressional briefing.

What? Sponsored by Senator Amy Klobuchar, the briefing includes a panel discussion moderated by gun violence and domestic violence experts. Ruth M. Glenn, Executive Director of NCADV and a survivor of both gun violence and domestic violence, will moderate the panel before opening it up to a brief Q&A session from the audience. Closing out the briefing is a preview of the documentary, Home Truth, which will be screened later that night at the anniversary celebration.

Where? Senate Office Building, Washington D.C.

When? Wednesday, September 13th 10:30am-12:00pm

Why? Domestic violence and firearms are an intersection that abusers use to coerce and control victims, and the ultimate result can be fatal. NCADV is taking a stand to protect victims and survivors of domestic violence nationwide by hosting a briefing to educate Congressional members and staffs about this critical issue.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Anniversary Celebration

Who? Members of Congress, advocates, and members, allies, and partners of NCADV will be in attendance.

What? This October marks the 30th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and NCADV is honoring this historic anniversary with an awards presentation and screening of the documentary, Home Truth. This  powerful documentary follows Jessica Lenahan, a domestic violence survivor, who sued her local police department for failing to enforce a protection order after her husband kidnapped and murdered their three daughters. After taking her case to the Supreme Court and losing, Jessica took her case to an international human rights tribunal, seeking to strengthen legal rights for domestic violence victims.

Where? The National Press Club, Washington DC

When? Wednesday, September 13th 6:30pm-9:30pm

Why? NCADV is honoring this historic anniversary and the contributions and achievements made by our organization and the rest of the field, including a special 23rd anniversary commemoration of the Violence Against Women Act being signed.

Annual Lobby Day

Who? Advocates, allies, activists, and our special lobbying day partner -- Ultraviolet. 

What? NCADV’s annual day of lobbying includes a full day of activities. Attendees will spend their morning learning about effective lobbying techniques and examine some of the most critical issues facing survivors and victims of domestic violence today. This year, we continue to focus on the issues of gaps in the federal laws on firearms that threaten the safety of domestic violence victims and maintaining current levels of federal funding for programs and shelters. After lunch, attendees will participate in a series of scheduled meetings with staff members of their members of Congress to review how they can support victims and survivors with new bills and legislation. The day concludes with a small reception and group discussion of the day’s events with NCADV leadership and staff.  

Where? Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, various Senate and House Representative member offices

When? Thursday, September 14th 8:30am-7:00pm

Why? While it’s important to recognize how far we’ve come as a movement and a field, it’s even more critical look ahead to what can still be done. This is not the time to rest on our achievements. We have more work to do, now more than ever.

We’d love to see you at one or more of these exciting events. Stay connected on updates and news with the hashtag #TakeAStand17. To register for Take A Stand event(s), complete this registration form. We’ll see you there!

Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at 10:40 AM
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