Monday, May 3, 2010

Day of the Diva Event

from Maria Miranda, Hotline Advocate since Fall 2007

When people ask me what I like to do in my spare time, I say: volunteer. There are so many things in this world that need to fixed, I don't have time to rest!

Like you, I care about CRCC and it's mission. I want to live in a society where rape doesn't exist. In reality, we know that we have to combat this horrific crime with our time, talents and energy.

Here's something that needs your attention:

Did you know that there are hospitals in Ohio that don't provide rape survivors with the necessary information they need to make informed decisions about their health after a sexual assault?

I'm sure our Face-to-Face advocates can attest to some of the difficulties survivors face in emergencies rooms and we all know how important it is for survivors to be empowered. A part of the solution to this problem is the CARE Act (Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies). CARE is a piece of state legislation that would ensure ALL hospitals provide ALL survivors with the information and access to medication that they need after a sexual assault.

CRCC has been working with other advocacy orgs to make sure CARE is passed. On June 13, CRCC is partnering with NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio raise money to support the passage of CARE.
Day of the Diva is a day of pampering and fun! The event will offer performances, brunch, mimosas, a speaker, mani/pedis and other beauty services, a DJ and more! I am asking my fellow volunteers to help promote the event! More attendees, means more support for the vital work that CRCC does in the community to advocate for rape survivors.

It's easy: invite your entire friend list on Facebook! Visit the event link: and 1) add your RSVP to the list and 2) click the Invite People to Come option and add all your friends.

You can include a personal message telling them why you support CRCC and why it means something to you. It takes less than 15 minutes and you're helping to support this vital piece of legislation. No survivor should be denied access to information that she needs to recover. Help CARE today by logging into your FB account and sending this invite to your list.

In solidarity,
Maria Miranda

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