JDI's advocacy agenda on the state and national level seeks to secure funding for sexual and domestic violence services, limit access to firearms, and remove barriers to services and supports for unserved, underserved and inadequately served communities including immigrants, LGBQ/T identified people, Native Americans and others. Stay up to date and receive action alerts, by subscribing here or going to our Policy Action page.
1. STOP PUBLIC CHARGE CHANGE: Help support all immigrants, including survivors. Get details here.
2. #HANDS OFF IX: Protect campus survivors and the undong of Title IX. Get details here.
Our 2nd Annual Spring Into Action Breakfast was sold out! Watch the inspiring presentations of the Justice In Action Awardees Boston City At-Large-Councilor Ayanna Pressley and the Domestic & Sexual Violence Council. And hear the motivational speeches by Diane Patrick, former First Lady of the Commonwealth, Bank of America executive Jill Calabrese-Bain and JDI Executive Director Debra Robbin.
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While the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), the movement to #BelieveSurvivors continues to grow. At the JDI rally on the day of the vote, JDI joined Planned Parenthood, NARAL, the ACLU, elected officials, and a thousand supporters to say we #BelieveSurvivors - including Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Debra Robbin, JDI's Executive Director, spoke about the 200% increase in calls to rape crisis centers. Check out her speech and photos from the day - an amazing show of strength, organized by students at Emerson College! There's also a link to the remarks by US Olympian Adam Rippon! https://janedoeinc.smugmug.com/Stop-Kavanaugh-Rally/
If you're looking for inspiration, you can listen to the entire rally at: https://bit.ly/2QoMSTx.
JDI is so excited by the energy and commitment of the the activist philanthropists who created the Young Philanthropist Giving ImPACT for Jane Doe Inc. This new initiative has been designed by and for people under 40 years old who want to financially contribute, educate, and cultivate awareness around domestic and sexual violence throughout the Commonwealth.
Want to learn more? Come to our next gathering on October 1 for a night we're calling "Courageous Reads." We're starting with Aly Raisman's Fierce: How Competing For Myself Changed Everything
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