THIS FATHER’ SGOOD MEN DAY WE CALL ON MORE THAN A FEW
On the day we set aside to honor fathers, the Menʼs Network Against Domestic Violence calls on men to join us in ending the violence that robs many of safe homes and productive lives. Many men value equality and respect over violence. Today, these men are joining their voices and ﬁnding every day actions to express these values loud and clear. This Fatherʼs Day give a gift to your family, friends, and community. Please visit our website to sign the pledge and ﬁnd the many ways you can help end domestic violence.
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Ending Domestic Violence A Pledge to Learn, Speak, and Act
Nearly 1 in 3 women experience at least one physical assault by an intimate partner during adulthood. Domestic violence includes any form of coercion to control an intimate partner, including emotional, physical, or sexual violence. Men commit 95% of all domestic violence. Tragic costs accompany these statistics for all of society, because domestic violence affects us all. Calling domestic violence a private matter isolates victims and perpetuates the problem. Without a safe and loving environment, violence prevents children, women, and men from achieving fully healthy and productive lives. As men we must work to stop the violence. We need to learn positive ways to create healthy relationships and we must learn how to take action when we witness domestic violence in our families, workplace, or community. If you are a man concerned with creating a safe and healthy world for all of us, you must reach out and speak to men.
I Therefore Pledge
I acknowledge domestic violence is a problem that all men must work to end; I acknowledge that all people deserve to live in a safe and loving environment based on equality; I acknowledge that my lack of action and silence perpetuates the violence in my community; I commit that I am ready to be conscious of domestic violence as a serious social problem; I commit to educate myself on the causes and forms of domestic violence; I commit to end the silence about domestic violence and its effects on children, women, & men; I commit to engage my friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers in ending domestic violence; I commit to seek out and support organizations working to end domestic violence; I commit to make the changes required to stop the violence in my life and to end it elsewhere; I commit that healthy values must be spoken; I commit that ending domestic violence begins with my involvement.
I confirm my commitment by signing this pledge and registering my support at www.MenAgainstDV.org.
Rich McCullough Rob McKenna Oma McLaughlin Misty McNichols Becky Megard Geoff Melrose Ed Meyer William Meyer Jeff Michell Maria Milano Kevin Miller Michelle Miller Lauren Miller-Leman Justin Moeling Mike Moerev Jennifer Mohr Bob Morgan Keith Myers Stephen Nadal Debbie Nelson Danielle NeSmith William NeSmith Colleen Neubert Ginny NiCarthy Toby Nixon John Nugent Tera Oglesby Linda Olsen Tracy Orcutt Martin Pagel Brian Pahl Judith Panlasigui Sara J. Parker Geov Parrish Terril Perrine Beth Pﬂug Ellen Phillips-Angeles Amy Piedalue Erle Pieratt Dr. Alonzo Plough John Przelenski Laura Quinn Linda Rasmussen David Reichert Maryann Renzi George Reynolds Julie Reynolds Chris Robinson Kellie Rogers Lorenzo Romar Jolene Sanborn Connie Sandstead Steve Schwartz Keith Scully Dale Sherman Susan Sherman Nancy Shimizu Judith Shoshana Katie Showalter Neal Shulman Arthur Siegal Ron Sims Skultip Sirikantraporn Shannon Smalley Dr. Anthony L. Smith Ernie Smith Bradley Smull Ken Snyder Mark Sollitto Anne Stedman April Stevens Iris Stevenson Kristy Sullivan Ginou Tapp Justin Tardiff Karen Tavenner Gary Thede Lauren Thomas Sue Thomas John Trollen Stephanie Trollen Ward Urion Laurie Vanderboom Frank Video Tom Walker Dylan Weed Christine Wendt June Wiley Bill Wittress Carlin Yoopjum Russ Young
Special thanks to: the women who have signed in support of this effort; and Norm Maleng, King County Prosecuting Attorney; Ron Sims, King County Executive; David G. Reichert, King County Sheriff; R. Gil Kerlikowske, Seattle Chief of Police; Lorenzo Romar, UW Menʼs Basketball Coach; Steve Leahy, President Seattle Chamber of Commerce; City Council of North Bend; City Council of Seattle; and Metropolitan King County Council
Please visit the website to learn how men can stop Domestic Violence.
Men’s Network Against Domestic Violence Seattle, Washington www.MenAgainstDV.org email: info@MenAgainstDV.org
This message is sponsored by the Snoqualmie Valley & Northshore/Shoreline Community Networks