Thursday, February 07, 2008

!! Stop Family Violence Action Alert !!

The following was sent to us by Stop Family Violence.

We are posting it to make everyone aware of obstacles and challenges that are faced. If you feel led to join in the fight against domestic violence the following email will help you.

On behalf of those we serve, Thank You,

Gayle Crabtree
Executive Director
Hope for Healing.Org

Hello Stop Family Violence Activists!

President Bush’s 2009 budget proposal proposes a devastating $120 million cut in Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) funds, caps Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) funding at the lowest level in 6 years, does not provide any increases for Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (shelter) funding, and ELIMINATES the $2 billion in the VOCA reserve.

"The Administration's budget for Violence Against Women Act programs is an outrage," said Sen. Joe Biden, author of the Violence Against Women Act. "Domestic violence impacts one in every four women, yet the Administration proposes cutting spending by almost a third. If allowed to go forward, this Administration's disastrous budgeting priorities could roll back more than a decade of success in investigating, prosecuting and preventing domestic and sexual violence."


CLICK HERE to learn more and to get a toll free phone number and script to call your legislators and ask them to restore full funding to these lifesaving programs. Then fill in our form so we know which offices have been called!

If you've never called Congress before, don't worry - it's easy, and empowering too! Just give the staff person who answers the phone your name, city and state and then follow the script we've provided. They won't quiz you - they'll just take notes on what you have to say. If you want, you can also say something personal about why this funding is important to you.

Thanks for making the call that will make a difference!

Your messages last year helped secure an additional $17 million for programs to keep victims safe.


Thanks for your quick response on this.

Together, we can..

Irene Weiser
Executive Director

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sugar & Spice & Things not so nice........

What would you do?

Sugar and spice and everything nice.

This is suppose to be every little girls life.

What happens when life is not like that?

What if the people who are suppose to protect you fill your life with constant abuse?

For little Katelynn of Indiana, her life is filled with this from a father, stepmother and father's family; everyone but her the relatives that love her have been denied the ability to see her.

What happens when the police will not stop this?

Than try Child Protection Service, but they will not stop this either.

The next thing to do is go to the court.

What would you do if the Child Protection Services and the court helped the abusers hurt her?

The media might work but they ignore majority of average people.

In this search for help, several politicians ignored or said stop bothering them.

If these people will not help little katelynn of Indiana than who will?

Will this little girl have to pay the ultimate price for these adults’ mistakes?


This is Indiana's Shame and these are Teardrops for Katelynn

referral sources:
www. courageouskids. net

Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation :: Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories Aired on PBS http://www. mkacf. org/BreakTheSilence. html

Breaking the Silence
http://sev. prnewswire. com/entertainment/20051019/CLW50819102005-1. html
http://www. tatgelasseur. com/pages/bts. html

Battered Women, Abused Children, and Child Custody: A NATIONAL CRISIS
http://www. batteredmotherscustodyconference. org/

Petition for Justice for Katelynn:
http://www. gopetition. com/online/5918. html

Don't let these little abused children be abused in silence anymore, please.
Tell someone!
Demand answers!
Demand the children's truth!
Above all break through this silence for theses abused childrens sake!
No adults rights is greater than the right of the child to be safe!