ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
NOW is unique in its approach to the issue of violence against women, emphasizing that there are many interrelated aspects to the issue — domestic violence; sexual assault; sexual harassment; violence at abortion clinics; hate crimes across lines of gender, sexuality and race; the gender bias in our judicial system that further victimizes survivors of violence; and the violence of poverty emphasized by the radical right’s attacks on poor women and children — all of which result from society’s attitudes toward women and efforts to “keep women in their place.”
PAST LOCAL ACTION
March for Our Lives – Newton
In the wake of the tragic shooting in Parkland, FL a number of powerful young leaders including our chapter’s Vice President, Zoe Heath, teamed up with Action Together Sussex County to organize this demonstration in support of gun control. Nearly 500 local residents came together to demand change from our elected officials in what became the largest demonstration in Newton Green history!
Food Drive Benefiting DASI
Shoppers at the Stop and Shop in Sparta, NJ showed overwhelming generosity in stocking the pantry shelves of our local domestic and sexual abuse shelter. We were able to collect over 10 overflowing carts worth of food and supplies, and we look forward to repeating this heartwarming show of support as an annual initiative.
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