Say NO MORE March 8-14
It’s NO MORE’s birthday! NO MORE Week happens March 8-14, 2015. It’s a national effort to engage every individual, organization, or corporation to say NO MORE to domestic violence and sexual assault and to make domestic violence and sexual assault awareness and prevention a priority year-round.
Organizations across the country have joined us and you can, too!
Here’s a sampling of powerful NO MORE Week events happening nationwide:
In New Hampshire, New Beginnings crisis line and shelter holds a fantastic teen writing contest. Local teenagers ages 13 through 18 can write a 600-word essay or draw an original graphic novella to share why and how they say NO MORE. Winners are announced during NO MORE Week. We can’t wait to see what they come up with.
In Wisconsin, GoldenHouse shelter hosts a NO MORE fundraiser with Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt and Green Bay Packers former wide receiver Bill Schroeder, with photo ops and autographs.
NO MORE is partnering with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence partners to host an online webinar for a “basic training” for military personnel and civilian partners. We’ll talk about the history of NO MORE and ways to use NO MORE to increase domestic violence and sexual assault awareness on military bases. Click here to register for the free online conference on March 10 at 3p.m. EST.
In Florida, a determined group of athletes will be starting their 78-day, cross-country journey on roller skates to raise awareness and funds to stop domestic violence and sexual assault. Decked in NO MORE shirts, the States On Skates athletes will roller skate a total of 2,823 miles, from Coca Beach, Florida to Santa Monica, California.
Other places support NO MORE year-round. In Rhode Island, the RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence has used our symbol for three years to spread awareness through NOMORERI.org. Executive Director Deb Debare says that “the public response has been phenomenal.” Go Rhode Island!
Other states have joined with NO MORE for ongoing campaigns too. Hawai’i will launch its own NO MORE campaign to coincide with NO MORE Week. If you’re in New Hampshire or Pennsylvania, visit their localized NO MORE websites for statewide resources and ways to get involved. And if you’re in California, visit the California Says NO MORE website for ways to show support and to shop for NO MORE gear. Wear your support to say NO MORE!
This is just a snapshot of the many places all over the country that will say NO MORE in March. To see more events, check out the #NOMOREweek map below.
To host your own in March and beyond or add an event to the map, visit NO MORE WEEK 2015.