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?
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.
President Barak Obama – @Barak Obama Vice President Joe Biden – @Joe Biden Eli Manning – Doesn’t have a twitter … One of the notes that stands out from the others: “Sarah, I appreciate your speech. -Sarah Getting people to talk about teen dating violence is very difficult.
I learned that girls have feelings too and that you should treat them with respect.” – Marcus Each time I speak it always feels good to know I made a difference in at least one person’s life. Phil, let’s work together to End the Silence on Domestic Violence. A majority of people feel it is a taboo topic and try to avoid talking about it.The Teen Dating Violence Helpline 1 (866) 331-9474 Relationship Violence. I wanted to show you some of my favorite attention grabbers, and a few found while researching for this post.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.Here are all of the twitter handles for the celebrities in the video. ref=ts&fref=ts Jeremy Lin – @JLin7 Jimmy Rollins – @Jimmy Rollins11 Evan Longoria – @Evan3Longoria David Beckham – and David doesn’t have a twitter either.. ref=ts&fref=ts Joe Torre – @Joe Torre (He hasn’t tweeted since January 2011, but he has 19,000 followers Andy Katz – @ESPNAndy Katz We have to change it. The best way to describe their reactions is with the thank you notes that I got in the mail a few weeks later.