Jane Doe Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, declared April NO MORE month in Massachusetts. We incorporated this powerful message into our various activities for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month, our press outreach and our public advocacy. The message resonated with everyone for both its simplicity and boldness.
During the month, Jane Doe Inc., and our sixty member organizations, visited the Massachusetts State House to advocate for funding to support the life-saving and life-changing services currently being provided by community-based, sexual and domestic violence response programs. Each advocate wore NO MORE stickers, so everywhere you turned you could see people proudly wearing the NO MORE logo. We also distributed magnets and notepads with the NO MORE logo to each legislator, so they will continue to think of us and our message as they consider policy and budget items affecting their constituency.
At Jane Doe Inc. we work to promote the safety, liberty, and dignity of victims and survivors. We plan to use our public events for the remainder of the year as opportunities to publicize this wonderful campaign. These two words will help us speak to the enormity of the problem of sexual and domestic violence as well as the role that each of us can play in intervention and prevention: NO MORE.
This post was submitted by Toni Troop, Director of Communications at Jane Doe Inc., The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.