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Advocate for Change


We’re starting something new: #TakeActionTuesday. In order to really support survivors and make a difference on the issue of sexual violence, we have to advocate for change on multiple levels. At SARA, we advocate for our clients on a personal level, ensuring they are treated with respect and dignity throughout their process. We also advocate within our community through efforts such as the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), a group of allied professionals working together to ensure proper care for survivors. In our education and outreach, we make change within our culture by helping people better understand the issue of sexual violence, effective prevention methodology, and how best to support survivors. All of these advocacy efforts support our vision to eliminate sexual violence in the Roanoke Valley.

Now, we want to help you take action. Many people want to advocate for survivors, support our mission, and make a real difference. Our goal is to make that process easier. Every Tuesday, we’ll be posting very specific, easy to follow actions that individuals can take in order to advocate for survivors. This may include calling legislators at the state or federal levels about funding and legislation. Check back in every Tuesday to learn how you can participate in #TakeActionTuesday. Then, share your actions with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram using the hashtag and tagging @SARARoanoke.

For now, check out the updated legislative report from the VA Action Alliance. We’ll be using this report as a guide!