Dear Friend,

Today, January 20, 2017, is unprecedented in our nation’s history – a history that is replete with challenges and triumphs in our quest to end violence against women. This day promises to mark a swing of the pendulum back to policies unsupportive of our collective work towards social justice.  But that is one promise we do not want kept.

NJCEDV remains steadfast in our commitment to victims and survivors of domestic violence today and every day. We stand in solidarity with our sister coalitions and national networks to continue to advocate for vital legislation, such as the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). This landmark legislation has afforded countless diverse survivors protection from domestic violence. And we must remember that VAWA was passed and has been reauthorized through bipartisan support.  We will work tirelessly to ensure VAWA and other lifesaving legislation do not just continue, but expand to protect more of our vulnerable and underserved communities.

NJCEDV will be out there, leveraging the voices of our legislative allies and supportive community partners. NJCEDV will be out there to honor our partners and the work of tireless advocates who help victims in crisis every day. We will be out there, moving forward with radical hope and untethered tenacity. We will not see women’s rights – or the rights of anyone experiencing intimate partner violence – go back in time. Too many lives are depending on a social contract that ensures safety.

You, too, have a vital role. Each of our voices matter. Collectively, we send the message that violence against one of us is violence against all of us. When we act as one, when we raise our voices we can and will prevail. Together, we will stop the swing of the pendulum back from repressive policies towards a world free of oppression, where actions, beliefs and structures support all people to thrive. Together we stand for all victims and survivors of domestic violence until the day violence ends. Join us. Use your voice. Rise.

#BeAVoice #endDVinNJ

Ways to get involved:

  • March with us and others on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Learn More about the Women’s March on New Jersey – Trenton, a sister march to the Women’s March on Washington. Check back after the march for additional events.
  • Sign up to Stay in the Know about our legislative efforts and other initiatives.
  • Sign up to volunteer to contact your local representatives or contact them on your own.
  • Follow us on social media (Facebook / Twitter) and share our posts.
  • Donate to support the work it takes to advocate for funding and victims’ rights.

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Jane Shivas
Executive Director
New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence



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