What is NO MORE?
NO MORE is a unifying symbol and movement to raise public awareness and engage bystanders around ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Launched in March 2013 by a coalition of leading advocacy groups, service providers, the U.S. Department of Justice and major corporations, NO MORE is supported by hundreds of national and local groups and by thousands of individuals, organizations, universities, and communities who are using its signature blue symbol to increase visibility for domestic violence and sexual assault.
NO MORE was conceived to amplify the power of the domestic violence and sexual assault movement using a unifying symbol to drive awareness and break down the barriers of stigma, silence and shame that keep people from talking about these issues and taking action to prevent them. Co-founded as a public/private partnership, NO MORE was created as a platform for those working to end domestic violence/sexual assault, in the belief that greater dialogue will fuel enhanced funding for direct service, advocacy and prevention.
NO MORE was founded with several key principles:
- The NO MORE symbol is not owned by any one organization. Rather it belongs to and is available for use by all those (organizations or individuals) who are committed to help end domestic violence and sexual assault. Tools to use the symbol are available completely free of charge at nomore.org.
- NO MORE does not accept donations from the general public. NO MORE directs individual donations and any profit generated from the sale of products in the NO MORE store to partner organizations in the direct service, advocacy and prevention field (see the list of benefitting organizations here). NO MORE also encourages those working to end domestic violence and sexual assault to use the NO MORE symbol and assets to raise money, generate support, and bring communities together around these issues. Seed and limited operating funding, as well as pro-bono services for NO MORE come from a team of volunteers, corporations and corporate foundations who share the vision of NO MORE. A full list of funders is available at nomore.org.
- NO MORE does not provide direct services or lobby for policy reforms. Instead NO MORE works to bring visibility, resources and amplify the key messages of local, state and national non-profit organizations for whom NO MORE was founded and with whom NO MORE partners.
NO MORE has a panel of advisors, or Steering Committee, with representatives from two dozen leading domestic violence and sexual assault non-profits in the United States as well as the US Department of Justice. The NO MORE Executive Committee, with representatives from corporate partners and non-profits, oversees NO MORE’s ongoing activities. The members of the Executive and Steering Committees contribute their time, expertise and leadership to NO MORE (you can find the lists here).
NO MORE is also supported by hundreds of allied groups and organizations who registered online as supporters of NO MORE’s vision. Additionally there are also dozens of state and city led coalitions, student groups and others who are championing NO MORE with localized campaigns that are run independently of the national NO MORE movement. More than 49,000 online subscribers have joined since NO MORE launched on March 13, 2013.
Day-to-day, NO MORE is overseen by a small, but dedicated team:
- Virginia Witt, Director
- Jill Morris, Field Liaison
- Rachel Haas, Communications & Digital Manager
- Emma Bethel, Communications & Outreach Coordinator
Visit our frequently asked questions to learn more about NO MORE. To contact NO MORE visit our contact us page and for regular updates, follow NO MORE on Twitter (@NOMOREorg) Facebook (NOMORE.org) and Instagram (@NOMOREorg).