Tuesday, September 22, 2009

RAINNews: Christina Ricci advocates for victims services

RAINN is an amazing organization helping survivors of sexual assault.



Spokesperson Christina Ricci
Joins RAINN for D.C. Fundraiser


Christina & HarmanChristina Ricci headlined a RAINN fundraiser this month to ensure that the National Sexual Assault Hotlines can continue to provide free, confidential support for those in need. Rep. Jane Harman, who has helped lead Congress' efforts to fight sexual assault in the military, was there to update RAINN's supporters on the progress being made. The Washington, DC event was co-chaired by Tracy Sefl and Katherine Miller and was DC's first pay-per-tweet benefit.

For more highlights of this event, visit RAINN read more

Ricci Meets with Members of Congress Header

Christina & AderholtBefore the big event, Christina Ricci and Scott Berkowitz, RAINN's president, spent the day on Capitol Hill meeting with members of Congress about upcoming legislation to combat sexual violence. They met with a number of RAINN's key allies in Congress, including Reps. Doris Matsui, Robert Aderholt, Carolyn Maloney and Ted Poe, to discuss DNA as well as funding for victim services.

Read more about Ricci's lobbying for RAINN read more

HuffingtonPostIn case you missed it, Christina Ricci wrote a piece for the Huffington Post in conjunction with her trip to Capitol Hill about her work with RAINN and the importance of sexual assault programs.

Click here to read Ricci's article read more

VAWA Celebrates 15 Years of
Breaking the Silence


VAWAThis is the 15th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, landmark legislation that has helped reduce the number of cases of sexual assault and domestic violence in the US, while providing key support services to victims. The act, originally sponsored by then-Senator Joe Biden, was signed into law in September of 1994.

Learn more about what the Justice Department's Office on Violence Against Women is doing to fight sexual and domestic violence read more

Bring "Can I Kiss You?" to Your Campus, School or Military Institution


Date Safe Inc.RAINN is auctioning a live presentation of Can I Kiss You?, by Mike Domitrz. Can I Kiss You? has been used by hundreds of schools, universities and military installations to teach young men and women about healthy dating and intimacy.

Read more and bid now through eBay read more

RAINN Volunteer Spotlight


Helping Survivors Find Their Voice

Richelle FathereeRichelle Fatheree : Volunteer for the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline

"Nothing feels better than helping someone rediscover his or her personal strength. Bruised and disoriented by sexual assault or the accompanying physical, mental and emotional ramifications, people can lose faith in their abilities: to protect themselves, to make good decisions and to evaluate people and situations competently. To me, the self-doubt abusers foist upon their victims is one of the more insidiously damaging injuries. When a visitor realizes that he or she is able to take the next step toward healing, and I can provide some resources to help with that, it's very affirming for both of us."

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