For Immediate Release:
Contact: Tasha Menaker, Chief Strategy Officer
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
p: 602-279-2900 x426
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Holds Emergency Town Hall Tonight: October 1, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona – October 1, 2018. With a vote on the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination looming tomorrow, the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (ACESDV) and community partners are hosting an emergency town hall tonight Monday, 10/1/18 at 6pm titled “Enough is Enough: Survivors Must be Believed”.
In order to center the voices of community and speak truth to power, this free event will be held at the South Mountain Community Center, 212 E Alta Vista Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042.
This event, in collaboration with Creosote Partners, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona, Poder in Action, and Trans Queer Pueblo, sends the message that enough is enough, survivors must be believed and the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice should not move forward.
It is our hope the entire community can unite in justice to participate in this important discussion.
About the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
The Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence is the designated dual issue coalition in Arizona addressing both sexual and domestic violence for over 35 years. Our purpose is to increase public awareness about the issues of sexual and domestic violence, enhance the safety of and services for sexual and domestic violence victims and survivors and end sexual and domestic violence in Arizona communities. We do this by providing education & training, technical assistance, advocating at the legislature in public policy as well as providing assistance to survivors and advocates through our Sexual and Domestic Violence Services Helpline. www.acesdv.org
Mary Scheffer says
Greetings. I am working with Doreen Nicholas of your SHARE program on my case. It is an absolutely horrific case. Due to the advice of my lawyers I am not allowed to be attending meetings right now, I’m low profile, until my trial. This is a self defense case against a very very violent man to whom I was married and the police would not help me. You can ask Doreen about my case, and Allie Bones is aware of it too. We are trying to keep me out of the media right now at least until after jury selection if the MCAO is insane enough to continue this to trial. My case has dragged on over 3 years now as they try to wear me down. I am going in for court appearance #41 later this month in my quest for my “right to a speedy trial.” Anyhow, look at this news editorial. This is the boss of Rachel Mitchell, the main person questioning Dr. Ford. Bill Montgomery has no regard for women victims in Arizona. This is one of the very main reasons Arizona is one of the worst places in the US for violence against women that goes unpunished, and why it goes unreported too. Check out this article. God bless you for what you do. Remember this man when his election comes up in 2020, but hopefully he will be impeached by then for his other travesties. I so wish I could attend the meeting tonight. Will it be broadcast somewhere? God bless you for what you do, and thank you for holding this. It’s time for this maltreatment of women to stop, like a long time ago it was time. This is a great opportunity to do it once and for all now with all the new movements out. Thank you for being there.