CALLING ALL FATHERS! Father’s Day is not over…everyday is Father’s Day – right? And, a father’s work is never complete until he makes certain that everyone is safe.
I know you are as committed to ending domestic and sexual violence we are here at HOPE. That is why we are joining national efforts to associate Father’s Day with opportunities for men to be active in working to prevent these crimes. This year, we have made a small start in that work in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Did you see Sunday’s Post-Gazette?
Grant Oliphant, President of The Heinz Endowments, authored, “Step-up, Fathers: All men must help stop violence against women.” He makes the case for why it is critical for men, particularly fathers, to be active in working to prevent domestic and sexual violence. And he urges readers to sign the Fathers Day Pledge to End Gender Violence.
On Page A9, you’ll find more information about the Pledge; including a list of some of the prominent local leaders who have already signed on.
If you take a few moments to read these items, I believe you’ll be stirred to action. Please take two minutes to sign the Pledge, in honor of Father’s Day and on behalf of your children: www.PaSaysNoMore.com. (Scroll down slightly, directly under the photo.)
HOPE appreciates the efforts of Fisa Foundation and the PCADV in scaffolding these very important beginnings in Pennsylvania. Together, I know that we can achieve great things.
So, what can you do to help us get this movement growing?
- If you use Facebook and Twitter, please share the link and image.
- Start a “Change your profile picture” campaign on Facebook. Attached is a graphic you can use with the call to action: Sign the Father’s Day Pledge to End Gender Violence TODAY at www.PaSaysNoMore.com, then Change your Profile Picture to indicate that you did!
- On Twitter, use the hashtag #ACallToDads. You can post (and encourage others to post) photos and videos of how you say No More to domestic and sexual violence.