In connection with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Verizon Foundation has launched a new “Your Voice Counts” campaign in recognition that all Americans can play a role in ending domestic violence by promoting healthy relationships and changing attitudes that perpetuate the cycle of abuse.
The campaign is being launched in partnership with A CALL TO MEN, the Joyful Heart Foundation, and NOMORE – and it contains valuable information on how men can make a difference in their communities and speak out against domestic violence. “Your Voice Counts” aims to mobilize men and women together in a way that has never been done before.
They worked with the experts at A CALL TO MEN and the Joyful Heart Foundation to create an Action Guide that outlines five simple ways we can all get involved - including suggestions for confronting abusive language, tips on talking to young people and directions for what to do if domestic violence is suspected.
I hope you will help us spread the word about “Your Voice Counts” by:
· Viewing the PSA and Action Guide at: www.verizonfoundation.org/yourvoicecounts
· Sharing Your Voice Counts with others by adding this info. to your e-mail signature: Your Voice Counts. Speak up against Domestic Violence. www.verizonfoundation.org/yourvoicecounts
· Using some of the sample tweets and Facebook updates developed for the campaign (below)
Facebook: Your Voice Counts. And when it comes to domestic violence - it could save a life. Watch and share this new video from @The Verizon Foundation. NFL Sportscaster James Brown speaks with survivors and encourages us all, especially men, to speak up and speak to someone about domestic violence. http://vz.to/OgVvyw
Twitter: #YourVoiceCounts & it could save a life http://vz.to/OgVvyw @VerizonGiving #ACALLTOMEN @TheJHF @JBSportscaster @NOMOREorg
Together, we can end the cycle of violence and abuse in our communities.