|"My proudest legislative achievement in the Senate was passing the Violence against Women Act. We’ve made great strides since its passage – shining a light on an all too silent issue and reducing violence against women in significant numbers. But we have to do more. That’s why we’re here today – to do more.”|
|-Vice President Joe Biden, announcing the appointment of a White House
Advisor on Violence Against Women, June 2009
Strong communities constantly reflect their values and principles in daily life. This includes the health of its citizens, their relationships, and the role that each plays within their respective family. Communities are in need of leaders who are willing to address the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. Without them, these communities cannot be a place to nurture growth, love, or respect – and therefore cease to be a community at all.
What you can do:
- Talk with your elected leaders (federal, state, and local) about violence prevention and ask them to make elimination of violence one of their top priorities.
- Invite a member of IowaMAN to speak to a city council or a small group of elected leaders from your community.
- Join and/or support the Iowa Men’s Action Network.
Resources:National Coalition against Domestic Violence – Public Policy Office
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Iowa’s Domestic Violence Media Guide
Iowa Coalition of Domestic Violence (ICADV) Legislative Agenda