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I can’t believe it has been two years since I have posted on this blog.
I am now a college graduate, working in the real world of public relations and am currently going back to school to get my MBA.
A LOT has changed in my life, but unfortunately the statistics concerning Domestic Violence have not gone down for the better. I am so excited to see these big names coming together in an effort to try and end domestic violence, but why have I never seen it until now?
Since October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I thought now would be an appropriate time to start contributing to the blog again. I just went to Evan Longoria’s twitter page, and searched all the way back until May.
I recently came across a PSA created for Vice President Biden’s 1 is 2 Many Campaign that he started last year. Not once has he tweeted about the video to all of his fans to spread the word.
I am surprised I have never heard about the campaign before, but am excited to learn about it now I can’t believe my eyes. It is great to get celebrities on a campaign to try and help, but they need to continue to spread the word. -Sarah Over the past year I have given many speeches.As I am writing this post, the video has been seen by 155,238 people. Universities, High schools, Middle Schools, Girl Scout Troops, Hospitals, Med Schools, some nationally and one at the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall.Let’s make a decision right now to get that number up. A few years ago Barbara, the Juvenile Hall speaker coordinator, contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in speaking to the boys.Today is only October 4, let’s bring that number up to 200,000. At first I was a little nervous, but it was one of the most meaning fun speeches I have given.I know this seems like a difficult challenge, but I know we can do it. For the most part I say the same thing I said in every speech, but this time was different.If any of the celebrities in the video tweet it out, or post it on their facebook page we will quickly get to that number. Let’s do our part in trying to end the silence on domestic violence. At the end of the speech each of the boys came up and said thank you and I felt like they really understood my speech.