Help in High Places

June 6th, 2011

6-6-11Today was a big day for The Kindness Bicycle Tour to Raise Awareness about Domestic Violence and Childhood Sexual Abuse. A very big day!
The adage, “It’s good to have friends in high places” couldn’t be more true and necessary for this mission. Having the support from people who work on this issue on a daily basis provides the most valuable resource I can have, as I move forward:  knowledge.
Today I met with Lynn Rosenthal and her staff. Lynn is the White House advisor to President Obama and Vice-President Biden on domestic violence and sexual assault issues. The knowledge and passion she brings to the job is from working for years on many different state and local levels; from the personal side of finding housing and comfort to running the NNEDV.
We talked for over an hour about the many successes of the “Violence Against Women Act,” the ties her agency has to the various departments of the federal government, some of the various programs on the federal, state and local level, the upcoming International Conference on Domestic Violence, her interest in my mission, being a dog lover and so much more. I came away from today’s meeting, with further inspiration to carry on this mission, armed with greater knowledge and knowing that I have some very important people on my side.
Today is the 67th anniversary of D-Day. Think of all the freedoms you have and thank every veteran you ever see while out in public.

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