Thousands of New Yorkers are impacted by abuse - in fact, New York has the highest demand for domestic violence services in the country. Our state must respond with solutions that meet the diverse needs of survivors and their families, and that work to prevent domestic violence from occurring in the first place.
As a coalition representing domestic violence programs and the survivors they serve across New York State, NYSCADV knows that the best legislation comes when the voices of survivors and advocates are heard. And this is what NYSCADV's annual Legislative Advocacy Day is for: to convey a unified message, representative of the unique needs of a diverse range of survivors, to our state government that will protect rights, promote justice, and prevent domestic violence.
NYSCADV is pleased to announce that Mary Kay, Inc. is serving as the primary sponsor for our 2016 Legislative Advocacy Day! Through their Lobbying For Good program, Mary Kay staff and members of their independent sales force work in collaboration with state domestic violence coalitions to lobby Congress and state legislatures on issues including the Violence Against Women Act and, most recently, teen dating violence awareness and prevention. We are excited that Mary Kay will be sponsoring a lunch for LAD participants and will be joining advocates from across the state to support our legislative advocacy efforts.
On May 3rd, join a vibrant, diverse and innovative group of advocates and allies from across New York State to raise our voices and relay a unified message to the legislature and governor: it's time to stop stonewalling and pass meaningful legislation to protect survivors of domestic violence in New York State!