Friday, October 17, 2008
NOW For Domestic Violence
"...we must fight to bring domestic violence out of the darkness of isolation and into the light of justice...." --
Sen. Barack Obama
NOW and Violence Against Women
"October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and it is time to put a stop to violence against women. You can be part of the solution by supporting those who will work to bring hope for women".
"We'll stop treating this as just a woman's issue, and start recognizing that when a woman is attacked, that abuse scars not only the victim, but her loved ones, sending currents of violence that ripples across our society." -- Sen. Barack Obama
Vote Hope. Spread Hope. Give Hope.
In October 1997, while pregnant with Sabrina I stayed in a "safe house" - Help for Abused Woman and their Children Shelter - H.A.W.C. http://www.helpabusedwomen.org/
I am thankful I got out and now I speak out. After hearing my interview in August 2009 on WBUR - 90.9 Boston's NPR News Radio Station - I recieved an invite to speak on about my experiences on Wednesday October 29, 2008 at UMASS Worcester by a Medical Student who student formed Worcester: "The Bigger Picture".
Here is the link to the interview
Define Domestic Abuse - See this link
My "Call of Action" to YOU is - "Help STOP Domestic Violence" in YOUR local area!
The Violence Against Women Act: Celebrating 10 Years of Prevention by Pat Reuss, Senior Policy Analyst by Pat Reuss, Senior Policy Analyst
"We must demand funding and leadership from our political leaders and insist on measures that will lead to true prevention, accountability and the eventual eradication of sexual and domestic violence".
"We must demand funding and leadership from our political leaders and insist on measures that will lead to true prevention, accountability and the eventual eradication of sexual and domestic violence". The Violence Against Women Act: Celebrating 10 Years of Prevention.
by Pat Reuss, Senior Policy Analyst by Pat Reuss, Senior Policy Analyst
History of NOW - National Organization for Woman
The National Organization for Women is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has more than 500,000 contributing members and more than 500 local and campus affiliates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been "to take action" to bring about equality for all women. Both the actions NOW takes and its position on the issues are principled, uncompromising and often ahead of their time. NOW is a leader, not a follower, of public opinion.
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Sherri has a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre/Performance and Communications from Emerson College and a Master's Degree in Education from Endicott College. Sherri was named the East Boston Times "2014 Woman of the Year", and was awarded the 2013 North Shore Community College Distinguished Alumni Award and was the 2008 The Home for Little Wanderers Honoree. Sherri was the 2009-2010 District 31 Governor and earned the Excellence in Leadership and Distinguished District Governor Awards.