Sunflower Power on Capitol Hill
The Stop Abuse Campaign took Capitol Hill by storm on Tuesday, April 17th. Armed only with sunflowers to serve as invitations for a special luncheon presentation, being sponsored on May 8th, by the Congressional Victims Rights Caucus which will introduce the campaign to congressional leaders and others working on Capitol Hill. Tied with a red ribbon to a real sunflower, each invitation was hand delivered to members of congress and their staffs. While many of the people around the Capitol were talking about the Space Shuttle flyovers happening in Washington that same day, there was also buzz in the offices and hallways of the Rayburn House Offices Building, about the Stop Abuse Campaign and all the sunflowers being given out.
CEO of the Stop Abuse Campaign, Andrew Willis, held direct talks with a dozen or more congressional offices. At these meetings, Willis was able to brief those in attendance on the Stop Abuse Campaign’s role as a powerful new shield to protect the vulnerable from the growing danger of abuse. “We have a plan to stop abuse – all abuse”, said Willis, “It’s a plan that has taken us to the halls of congress where support has been overwhelming and tremendously encouraging. The goal is to have as many of these leaders and staffers turn out on the 8th for this special briefing. For us to stop abuse, it’s going to take all of us working together so that the abused are better served and protected. That’s why we’re building communities centered on recognizing and solving the issues of abuse. Obviously, one of those communities is here in Washington.”
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