Did you hear? Congresswoman Eleanor Norton Cosponsors H.R. 3566


YWCA NCA Advocacy

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Congresswoman Eleanor Norton (D- DC) is now a cosponsor for H.R. 3566 – Domestic Violence Criminal Disarmament Act.

This proposed legislation aims to strengthen state and federal laws surrounding ownership of firearms, to reduce and prevent domestic violence homicides nationwide.

The YWCA National Capital Area recently participated in Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, where we shared with Congresswoman Norton statistics and your concerns about gun violence, and the serious implications it has in domestic violence cases.  As a result of our efforts, Congresswoman Norton extended her support for H.R. 3566 shortly after.

We also met  Rep. Donna Edwards (D -Md)  and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D – Md)  to discuss immigration reform and repealing the sequester.

Advocacy Day was an inspiring success! Our presence was felt, our voices heard, and progress is being made!

Tamika L. Gittens – YWCA NCA Contributing Blogger

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FACE MY ABUSE "FMA" founded in 2006 by Jacqueline Rowe - Mother, Author, Mentor and Philanthropist, is established to address domestic violence against women and girls by increasing awareness, promoting effective policies and implementing potent strategies for prevention and intervention. "FMA's" mission is to advance the health, education and security of women and girls the world over with a focus on building healthy sustainable relationships defying domestic violence and its impact on not only the victim but by extension the family as a whole transcending the community. As a platform of refuge and support, "FMA" outreach program creates safe spaces for survivors and their families to stand in solidarity and heal through shared experience releasing all pains, self doubt and baggages internalized as a result of being abused. Ms. Rowe, guided by her purpose and experience, recognizes the importance of encouraging communities to lend their voices to persons who have not yet found theirs. She believes that communities have a responsibility to be their neighbor's keeper and upon identification of abuse, it is imperative to become a fort in the transformation from victim to survivor averting burdens such as guilt and shame. Via her life coaching workshops, Jacqueline shares with victims, the tools necessary to develop the confidence needed in acknowledging their worth, building self confidence and exhibiting the life intended. To promote reach, she incorporates third party resources geared towards demonstrating alternatives and providing positive influences. Currently, "FMA" is actively seeking opportunities to align with community leaders who are advocates of domestic violence as well as entities whose corporate responsibility reflects "FMA's" mission. Jacqueline states that "I may not be where I should be but I'm where I need to be - still a student of life".

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