NO MORE is a new unifying symbol designed to galvanize greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault. Supported by major organizations working to address these urgent issues, NO MORE is gaining support with Americans nationwide, sparking new conversations about these problems and moving this cause higher on the public agenda.–NoMoreOrg #NoMoreExcuses
As a mother of three children and a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault, I want it to end.
One day our children may be someone’s partner–in life and or in business–the way they are raised shapes future behavior.
Domestic violence and sexual assault are at levels that warrant, if not demand, a public outcry:
- 12.7 Million People are physically abused, raped or stalked by their partners in a year
- That’s approximately the population of New York City and Los Angeles combined
- That’s 24 people every minute
- Because it’s someone you KNOW
Here are 3 things you can do today to help end domestic violence and sexual assault:
1. Own your behavior
Do you have an attitude worth catching? Every time you open your mouth in front of a child, teen or young adult, you are shaping their mind and cultivating future behavior. Ask yourself if what you give away is worthy of being caught.
Research has taught us that people are not comfortable initiating a conversation about domestic violence and sexual assault. Why? Sadly there are still victim blaming myths that are propped up as truth. Remember, abuse does not discriminate: It can happen to anyone regardless of gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation.
Not sure where to begin? Comment on this post and enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of, Tornado Warning, A Memoir of Teen Dating Violence and Its Effect on a Woman’s Life, reading it with the teen in your life will provide a springboard for conversation.
3. Educate Yourself
BONUS ACTION ITEM
Say it. Share it. Show it.
Join the countless people who have shared why they say, “NO MORE!”
At the No More Organization you too can raise your voice and post your thoughts to the campaign by sharing why you say: NO MORE.
Remember there is no excuse for abuse!