Support Survivors of Sexual Assault
Updated: Sep 12, 2019
Discouraged by today’s news about the U.S. Senate’s choice to continue with the vote on Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice?
Here at This Is How You Can, we believe survivors. Want to know the next steps on how to make a difference on this issue? Stay tuned as we highlight more projects and initiatives that support survivors. In the meantime, you can make sure that you are registered to vote at your current address for next month’s midterm elections.
LEARN: Sexual assault is a heavy subject, we know. Instead of buying into this politicization of sexual violence, focus on something that isn’t up for debate: consent. Just ask Ron Swanson. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver does a great job reimagining the SexEd videos that failed to educate generations. Click on the following link to watch the hilarious, and celebrity-filled, short video clip: https://youtu.be/L0jQz6jqQS0.
ACT: In addition to amplifying your voice at every local, state, and national election - you can volunteer with organizations working tirelessly to support victims of sexual assault and rape. It's a heavy subject, we know. Instead of buying into this politicization of sexual violence, focus on something that isn’t up for debate: consent. VOLUNTEER with RAINN's National Sexual Assault Hotline (available via chat or phone) and let survivors know that they are being heard and that their stories are valid.
GIVE: DONATE to the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence and help raise the voices of survivors to a national platform. This organization aims to create policies and be the missing voice in Washington for state coalitions and local programs.
Have an idea on how to help with this issue or a different cause? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line that includes your cause and whether your suggestion involves donating (GIVE), taking action (ACT), or bringing more awareness to the cause (LEARN).