Shop for the holidays and share the joy!

You’ve started seeing the ads … the holiday shopping season is upon us. If you’ll be shopping online with Amazon, please consider Amazon Smile. Sign in  to www.smile.amazon.com (or create a new account), select ICADV as your charity of choice and 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to ICADV. Thanks for sharing the joy during the holidays!

Help adults talk to kids about dating violence

Teens of the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Youth Council want to help adults talk to kids about teen dating violence. And they have created an action plan to do just that.

With a letter to the editor, a letter to school administrators and parents, public service announcements, social media posts and a new website, the ICADV Youth Council will launch its new Stand4Respect campaign on Tuesday, October 21 during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

You can help us get the word out. We are using a platform called Thunderclap to flood Twitter and Facebook with this important message.

What is Thunderclap? It’s a new platform that allows people to pledge a Tweet or Facebook message that is concentrated and unleashed all at the same time. Think of it as a massive flash mob on Twitter. It is completely safe and will automatically post exactly one message on your behalf. We need 100 people to sign on to make it happen.

It takes just 5 seconds to join. On our homepage, click the “Join this Thunderclap” link in the right column. Click “start with Twitter” and/or “start with Facebook.” That gives us permission to send your Twitter and Facebook friends this message at 4 pm on October 21: Stand4Respect.org … Parents can prevent dating violence by talking to kids. Share ICADV’s PSA and letter to parents at 4 pm on October 21.

Please share this email with anyone you know who can help us promote this important campaign. Thanks for your support!

House Republican Legislative Agenda Includes Partnership with ICADV

Thank you to the Indiana House Republicans and Speaker Bosma for supporting domestic violence survivors and partnering with the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence in 2015. According to the news release from Speaker Bosma, “… public safety continues to be an issue impacting the state. Currently, the state is tied for the third highest amount of police deaths, Indiana is ranked as having the fifth highest infant mortality rate and the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) turned away 1,743 victims due to lack of space at their shelters. House Republicans will be working with local communities, strategically investing funds and working with the ICADV on multiple issues. The House will also be partnering with ICADV as the Speaker’s charity initiative for the year. ” Click here to read the full news release.