November 19, 2009
The National Network to End Domestic Violence today applauded Congresswoman Gwen Moore, joined by Representatives Judy Biggert, Aaron Schock and Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, for introducing a bill to reauthorize the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA).FVPSA is the only federal program dedicated to supporting local domestic violence shelters and programs across the country.
September 3, 2009
Sue Else, President of NNEDV, today issued the following statement in response to Chris Brown’s first media interview since the brutal attack on Rihanna. Brown appeared last night on CNN’s Larry King Live. “Chris Brown missed an opportunity to fully educate young people about dating violence. Though he rightfully took responsibility for and spoke out against his criminal actions, he neglected to discuss his choice to beat up someone he claims to love. Rather, Brown cowered in forgetfulness about the night he violently assaulted Rihanna. Brown recognized that there isn’t enough education about what healthy relationships look like. Last night, he could have done something about that and didn't. Teen dating violence is skyrocketing, and we urge Brown to be part of the solution after being part of the problem.”
August 26, 2009
Sue Else, President of NNEDV, today issued the following statement mourning the loss of Sen. Ted Kennedy and extending sympathy to his family. “Senator Ted Kennedy was truly an ally in the movement to end domestic violence. For decades, he was a passionate champion for civil rights and equality. He was instrumental in the passage of landmark legislation that criminalized gender-based violence and funded services for victims of domestic abuse. His leadership and vision have helped countless victims across the country. Senator Kennedy’s death is a loss to all Americans and especially to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. The National Network to End Domestic Violence joins the nation in mourning and extends its sincerest condolences to Senator Kennedy’s family.”
June 26, 2009
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) today applauded President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for naming Lynn Rosenthal as White House Advisor on Violence Against Women. A champion in the movement against domestic and sexual violence for three decades, Rosenthal led NNEDV from 2000 to 2006.
May 20, 2009
More than 1,200 Verizon volunteers across the country took part in a 14-day Shower for the Shelter campaign to collect needed clothing, personal items and household supplies to support shelters that serve survivors of domestic violence. More than $450,000 worth of items were collected, a record-high amount that surpassed last year's total by approximately 10 percent. The Verizon Foundation partnered with NNEDV to organize the annual drive. Read more...