Get Involved:
2012 National Call for Unity
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 2:00pm to 2:45pm Central Time
Each year on this free 45-minute call, approximately 400 listeners have joined us, with many more listening together in counseling centers, domestic violence shelters, meeting rooms, at school and at home; each year our numbers continue to grow. This is a very special time for us to come together in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month to:

  • Mourn those who have died because of domestic violence.
  • Celebrate the advancements we have made to support those who have survived.
  • Connect those within the movement to end violence against women and girls.

This year’s call will feature the story of Christi Paul, CNN Headline News Anchor. Ms. Paul is a survivor of domestic violence and recently published author of a very inspiring and empowering book, Love Isn’t Supposed to Hurt. She has a powerful voice and she uses it to help others in need, particularly children, as a Board of Directors member with Safe Kids Georgia and as an ambassador for Liz Claiborne’s Love Is Not Abuse.

Register for this FREE event at http://dvam2012nationalcallofunity.eventbrite.com/

Go Purple Day, Monday, October 15th
Join the Texas Council on Family Violence in observing Monday October 15, 2012 as Go Purple Day.  Support funding for family violence services by joining the Purple Postcard Initiative (http://www.tcfv.org/our-work/legislative-legal-advocacy/purple-postcard-initiative).  Wear purple to work on the 15th.  Once you have your purple on, consider posing for some photos.  Add a message about Go Purple Day to your website or facebook page.  Make or buy and then deliver some purple food for your community partners.  Consider thanking them for their efforts and ask them to continue to Go Purple everyday.  We encourage you to Go Purple in your own way, whether it is on Go Purple Day or any other point during DVAM or the upcoming year.

Membership Drive
There is power in numbers! TCFV strives to have more than 1000 members in preparation for the 83rd Texas Legislative Session and 113th convening of the US Congress. Membership helps further TCFV advocacy efforts which result in essential funding for family violence services and laws that assist victims of family violence.

Renew your TCFV Friend Membership and enter to win a Nook 8GB Tablet!

All individuals who renew during the Membership Drive (September 4-February14) will be entered into a drawing for a Nook Tablet. We will announce the winner at Advocacy Day on February 15, 2013.

Current members, you can win a Sony MHS-TS10 Bloggie Touch Camera!

New this year, the TCFV member who recruits the most members will win a Sony MHS-TS10 Bloggie Touch Camera.  Encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to become TCFV members.  Be sure they indicate on their form that you recruited them, so that all of your new recruits will count toward your total in the competition.

Please forward this newsletter to your friends, family and co-workers and encourage them to join during the TCFV Membership Drive.

For more information or to renew your membership, contact Cassie Drochelman at cdrochelman@tcfv.org, or visit us online at tcfv.org/membership