Will you say NO MORE to child abuse and sexual assault?
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Tahoe SAFE Alliance has asked local community and business leaders to take a stand and say NO MORE to violence and abuse.
Through the NO MORE pledge, leaders are shattering the pervasive silence and taboos that surround this issue and showing support for a culture where violence is not tolerated.
These leaders will be featured in the April 30 issue of North Lake Tahoe Bonanza — the official kick-off of a year-long local NO MORE awareness campaign that is already gaining traction in the community.
“The NO MORE awareness campaign has a simple but powerful message: Together we can end domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse,” said Sean Farnan, president of Tahoe SAFE Alliance. “Simply starting a conversation about these issues can help. Through this campaign, we are giving everyone in our community a platform to say why they say NO MORE and providing an easy way for individuals to partner with Tahoe SAFE Alliance in stopping abuse for everyone.”
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Tahoe SAFE Alliance’s NO MORE awareness and outreach effort is based on the successful http://www.nomore.org national campaign that leverages celebrity spokespersons to normalize the conversation about violence and abuse.
It recognizes that an effective response to domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse requires the coordinated efforts of everyone in a community working together.
Tahoe SAFE Alliance encourages all community members to join us in our effort to create a violence-free community and take the NO MORE photo pledge.
Simply download the NO MORE sign at http://www.tahoesafealliance.org, write why you say NO MORE, take a picture of you with your declaration, and share it on Facebook or Instagram. Use #nomoretahoe and tag @tahoesafealliance.
Domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse is a community problem: nearly 75 percent of Americans know someone who has been a victim of domestic violence. And, North Lake Tahoe and Truckee is not immune.
Last year, Tahoe SAFE Alliance helped 787 victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. It’s time to break the silence that surrounds violence and abuse, stop the victim blaming, and be active participants in ending violence.
Because to end domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse we all need to be part of the solution. To know more, or to be an ally, go to http://www.tahoesafealliance.org or call 775-298-0010.
This article was submitted to the Bonanza by Tahoe SAFE Alliance.
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