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Domestic abuse presents a deadly threat to millions of people across America. But as concerns about police misconduct grow, feminists are reconsidering the costs of criminalization.

Iowa’s statewide domestic violence coalition is one of a handful across the country that have started to reconsider the emphasis on tightening criminal penalties. Nationally, the trend within the domestic violence advocacy community has been a shift not only to move away from criminal justice as a focus for activism, as a focus for policy reform, as a focus for collaboration, but…also a shift to invest in changing the social conditions that create and foster violence.

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This October, in recognition of Domestic Violence ACTION Month, we are re-launching a nonpartisan voter engagement
campaign, #Vote Your Values.

Campaign Goals

  • Empower Iowa women and girls to use their voices to influence social and political change

  • Work to enhance equitable and inclusive policies to support survivors of intimate partner violence

  • Highlight and promote the importance of voter engagement


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This October, in recognition of Domestic Violence ACTION Month, we are hosting an online fundraiser, #NowIsTheTime, to help and heal 
survivors of intimate partner violence.


We are setting a goal to raise $5,000.

As the spread of COVID-19 continues, and life as we know it has changed, we understand that survivors and their families are experiencing elevated levels of stress due to sheltering in place with a person who harms, absences from work, school closings, financial struggles and the realities of this illness. Your financial contribution will help to ensure survivors can access the resources and services they need to stay safe.

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This is a moment of reckoning. The murder of George Floyd broke the
collective heart of this country, and now, finally, millions of people are saying their names: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery - an endless list of Black Lives stolen at the hands and knees of police. The legacies of slavery and unfulfilled civil rights, colonialism and erasure, hatred and violence, have always been in full view. Turning away is no longer an option. Superficial reform is
not enough.  

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The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV), headquartered in Des Moines, IA, seeks a new Executive Director (full-time

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