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We simply must get VAWA passed. Please urge your Federal Legislators to get on the ball and get this passed quickly!

United Nations Delegate

We just cannot give up on this…. please feel free to circulate to survivors, advocates, and others who are concerned about the rights of victims of domestic violence issues, etc.!!!






Crew –


Our national colleagues have identified tomorrow, November 14th as a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) National Day of Action.  They judge the “lame duck session”, the session of Congress that will take place in the next few weeks, as an important time to highlight and push for the reauthorization of VAWA.



The VAWA National Day of Action

Wednesday, November 14, 2012






Since VAWA Expired





Since Congress’ Last Action on VAWA





Left to pass VAWA

before this Congress ends



(for November 14, 2012)



Tomorrow, consider taking one or more of the following…

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I think my preparedness skills as a girl scout are well played, and the start of,being very prepared my role as a United Nations delegate in a few months. Read this blog for more details….

United Nations Delegate

As I am working towards my goal to be at the United Nations through fundraising and educating myself more about the current global issues of violence against women and children through attendance of meetings and webinars, and lots of reading and research, I have also been training already through a faith based disaster relief resource.


Hurricane Sandy hits NYC, which is also home to the United Nations.   I still haven’t got a clear statement on the status of the buildings, Churches, and hotels surrounding the United Nations area; however, I have a feeling that, even if the buildings and meeting locations are cleared out before I arrive in March, there will be an additional task at hand and the disaster training that I have also been receiving with FEMA’s online training resources, Austin Disaster Relief Network’s in person training, and the American Red Cross training will come directly…

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Cherished Moment

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Facebook event asked for prayers for our advocates…. and I was so inspired. 🙂 (Thanks to the facebook event invite that I had received tonight.)

United Nations Delegate

May the Lord, our God, wrap the arms of faith, love, and strength to all our sister and brother advocates, whether they believe in you or another higher power, and give them the ability to guide the victims and survivors of violence done upon them (from one that is supposedly loving them but showing otherwise through their actions towards the victims and survivors) to know peace, understand what love really is, etc.  Let also the victims and survivors find that peace through the guidance of the advocates and others guided towards them to help them, and lead them on a path that they not only become a survivor, but also a thriver.  Lift up all the hearts of the advocates so that they can help guide the victims and survivors on paths so that they may feel the power of healing.  Please give the advocates…

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Where were you when the GREAT SHAKEOUT took place?

United Nations Delegate

This wasn’t well advertised throughout our city/state (I don’t think), but it is a great exercise that we all should consider doing.  Received this in my email today.


Dear Private Sector Partners,

When an earthquake happens, you only have seconds to react. The best protective action is to “Drop, Cover and Hold On.” Today more than 13 million people nationwide are expected to participate in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drillBe a part of the Nationwide Drill!

At 10:18 Local Time Today:


  • DROP to the ground;
  • Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table; and
  •  HOLD ON


If it’s not possible to get to the floor to safely take cover, before the exercise, identify an inside corner of the room near your work station or the other locations you may be in, away from windows and objects that could fall on you. …

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This is a subject matter weighing heavily upon my mind, especially in light of certain events in the House. It’s disappointing that they would choose politics over what would be right for the victim.

Poetic Bluebonnet

The tv murmurs with redundant sounds,

but nothing else be it abounds.

The world around me seem to sleep

yet I know there is another world which

works while our sleep is deep.


Know this to be true as I have worked it myself

just like Santa’s best elf.

The phone would ring with a new crisis

for this advocate to have no biases

and help the victim in tears

to ward off their fears.


Each call would be different

each call would be afferent.

A lifeline beats fast at one end of the phone

and dependent upon the advocate alone

for guidance and suggestions of hope to help them be safe and as strong as one.


Resources facing funding issues

and more victims than the shelters can uphold.

Where are the tissues

for those lost among the fold?


More funding is needed

as folks in the…

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