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Highlighting NO MORE Day in the Media
As you likely know, Wednesday marked the public launch of NO MORE, a national movement to end domestic violence and sexual assault. The coverage of the event has been overwhelming, and we know many of you want to know more about the day’s events and this important movement. We’ve compiled some of the initial articles about the launch that we’ve been reading here at Joyful Heart so that you can read them too and get excited about coming together to say NO MORE to domestic violence and sexual assault.
For the launch of NO MORE, Joyful Heart staff members headed to Washington, D.C. with our founder, president and fearless leader Mariska. She stood with Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder as they introduced a series of new grants to reduce victims of domestic violence-related homicides. Check out their NO MORE pins!
While Vice President Biden spoke about the necessity for grants to fund programs to support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, mark. Brand Ambassador Ashley Greene took the stand to address Congress and announced survey results from the NO MORE Study on teen dating violence, funded by the Avon Foundation.
The team then whisked off to the National Press Club, where Mariska had the honor of being the headlining speaker for their luncheon series, and was supported by Sarah Tofte, Maile Zambuto and Lendon Ebbels. Watch her dynamic and engaging speech below.
In addition to introducing NO MORE to the media, the JHF team was there with Kym Worthy, super-prosecutor from Detroit, to help advocate for ending the backlog of rape kits in Detroit and all across the country.
Lastly, from our home bases all over the country, NO MORE partners contributed to a Live Blog to chronicle the events, pictures and shed light about the issues all day. If you missed the action on NO MORE Day, take a look back here:
Stay tuned for a first-hand account of the day from one of our D.C. JHF team members!