August 26, 2009
Sue Else, President of NNEDV, today issued the following statement mourning the loss of Sen. Ted Kennedy and extending sympathy to his family. “Senator Ted Kennedy was truly an ally in the movement to end domestic violence. For decades, he was a passionate champion for civil rights and equality. He was instrumental in the passage of landmark legislation that criminalized gender-based violence and funded services for victims of domestic abuse. His leadership and vision have helped countless victims across the country. Senator Kennedy’s death is a loss to all Americans and especially to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. The National Network to End Domestic Violence joins the nation in mourning and extends its sincerest condolences to Senator Kennedy’s family.”
June 26, 2009
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) today applauded President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for naming Lynn Rosenthal as White House Advisor on Violence Against Women. A champion in the movement against domestic and sexual violence for three decades, Rosenthal led NNEDV from 2000 to 2006.
May 20, 2009
More than 1,200 Verizon volunteers across the country took part in a 14-day Shower for the Shelter campaign to collect needed clothing, personal items and household supplies to support shelters that serve survivors of domestic violence. More than $450,000 worth of items were collected, a record-high amount that surpassed last year's total by approximately 10 percent. The Verizon Foundation partnered with NNEDV to organize the annual drive. Read more...
May 12, 2009
NNEDV today welcomed President Barack Obama's proposed budget and urged Congress to fully fund domestic violence programs. "During difficult economic times, funding for domestic violence programs is more critical than ever because the economy is exacerbating domestic abuse," said Sue Else, NNEDV president. "The demand for domestic violence services is increasing, and urgent action needs to be taken."