Call or write your Senator and encourage him or her to pass the Violence Against Women Act and revise the law as soon as possible. Print and sign this letter drafted by Congresswoman Gwen Moore and send to your Representative in support of the reauthorization of the Family Violence and Protection Services Act (FVPSA), which keeps domestic shelters open and provides advocacy, counseling and legal services for families in need. Donate and receive the End the Silence on Domestic Violence T-shirt seen on the show and a bracelet!
One hundred percent of the money raised goes directly to domestic violence shelters and programs across the country that provide support and a safe haven for women and children in harm’s way. Phil’s guest, Audrey, was tragically attacked and set on fire in November of 2009.
It is approximately two inches in height, wide enough with adjustable straps to be wrapped around an ankle, and a little less than an inch thick. Football players in NFL games this month are wearing pink! On my flight last week, the airline was selling pink lemonade and martinis as well as collecting donations--all to go to breast cancer research. I commend and thank the Komen Foundation and all the other groups working so hard to find a cure to breast cancer and to support survivors and families. So why aren’t the airlines selling grape soda and football players wearing purple in support of ending domestic violence? Breast cancer is a disease that has touched many, many families directly. And now very few people are ashamed to be the victim of breast cancer. Domestic violence is inflicted by an agent, one person on another. On my flight last week, the airline was selling pink lemonade and martinis as well as collecting donations--all to go to breast cancer research. So why aren’t the airlines selling grape soda and football players wearing purple in support of ending domestic violence? They have done a superb job of getting corporate sponsorship and involvement as well as extensive media coverage. No one quotes sacred texts to justify breast cancer.“There will be times when you will receive e-mails from me that say, “‘Silence Breakers, it’s time to make some noise,'” Dr. UPDATE: After many months of negotiation, Congress recently voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, which President Obama signed into law on March 7, 2013.VAWA will continue to emphasize a coordinated community response to support community-based organizations that are engaged in work to end domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking of women. Phil Foundation will continue to use the resources available to raise awareness of this serious public health issue and to offer meaningful solutions to those who find themselves in harm’s way. Phil supports the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).