People ask what we hoped to accomplish by participating in the Women’s March, here are our thoughts… NEWS has been advocating for the rights of women (children and men) who have been abused and mistreated physically and sexually for over 36 years.
We came to be as an organization, born out of the Women’s Movement. If it hadn’t been for the women and men, who spoke out for protections for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, we would not be here today. AND, we realize we still have a long way to go, AND, we don’t will not go backward and lose our hard fought right to safety and independent choices for all survivors. Right now we are at a watershed moment where we have the ear of the world with #metoo, and media attention focused on believing survivors. We want to keep that momentum moving forward to a day where stigma is not placed on the victims, but on those who do harm, and where we have society that says along with us, NO MORE. That is why we march.