June 12, 2013
As a supporter of common sense gun safety measures that keep guns out of the hands of abusers, NNEDV is honored to participate in the MomsRising.org Sorrow, Anger, ACTION! - A Gathering of Voices Against Gun Violence blog carnival. This blog, written by Paulette Sullivan Moore, Vice President of Public Policy at NNEDV, demonstrates how loopholes enable abusers and other criminals to bypass important protections enacted by Congress.
June 2, 2013
This week, NNEDV is hosting its annual Advocacy Day Conference to advocate for legislation and funding to prevent and end domestic violence. Over 100 coalition leaders and victim advocates working against domestic violence in nearly every state and U.S. territory are in Washington, DC this week to meet with lawmakers and promote key legislative priorities, including funding for programs under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), and the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).
June 1, 2013
NNEDV has joined the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) as amicus curiae in Briggs vs. Norristown, an important case before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Under Norristown's disorderly behavior ordinance, the city penalizes landlords and tenants when the police respond to three instances of "disorderly behavior" within a four-month period. The city encourages landlords to evict tenants who violate the ordinance, including victims of domestic violence."This mean-spirited ordinance pits the need for shelter against the need for safety from violence," said Gandy. "This is an economic justice issue. Any policy that dissuades victims from reaching out for help will have deadly consequences."
March 18, 2013
This Wednesday, March 20th, DC-based artist Tina Palmer will unveil her newest series, Cherry Blossoms on the Potomac, at a Spring Art Salon benefitting NNEDV. Ms. Palmer is a nationally acclaimed, top selling female artist who was named to the 2012 international list of Top 50 Emerging Artists to watch by Art Business News. Ms. Palmer will donate a generous 30% of the proceeds to NNEDV from all sales or commissioned paintings attributed to the event. We invite you to visit Ms. Palmer's website at www.tinapalmerart.com to get a "sneak peak" of her latest works. Be sure to mention NNEDV before ordering online!