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Format: 2017-11-23
Format: 2017-11-23

Three ways you can turn #MeToo into lasting change for survivors.

Ten years ago, #MeToo was developed by Tarana Burke to empower young women of color who had been sexually assaulted. Relatively few people had heard of the #MeToo movement until two weeks ago when the news about Harvey Weinstein exploded in the media.

By now, we have all read the stories and the texts. We’ve heard famous and not-so-famous women share their experiences of men harassing, abusing, and assaulting them at work, at home, on public transportation, and in every space of their lives.

Best Starts for Kids Helps Shift Culture in Renton Schools

Preventing sexual assault is a growing and critical piece of KCSARC’s work. We know breaking the cycle of violence means victims need to feel supported and believed when they report assault. That begins with a well-informed community that recognizes and responds to sexual abuse with belief and compassion, shifting the burden and blame to the offender and off the victim.  

King County: Has your ballot arrived in the mail yet?

Ballots dropped in the mail for King County residents on October 18, and yours should arrive in your mailbox sometime this week. This election includes important decisions for the future of King County, including whether or not to continue and expand services for a growing population of vulnerable residents.

KCSARC endorses the Yes on Prop 1 initiative to pass the King County Veterans, Seniors, and Human Services Levy.

A MESSAGE TO KCSARC SUPPORTERS

September 13, 2017

Mayor Murray's resignation again puts sexual assault, and the victims of assault, in the headlines.

With four decades of experience listening to and helping victims of sexual assault, we know:

  • Reluctance to speak out about the experience is the norm - especially for male victims;

Survivors of sexual assault need access to affordable health care!

In this fight to protect vital services for survivors, lawmakers in Washington stood strong against proposed legislation that would make strip health care away from those who need it most. We want to thank the members of our congressional delegation who continue to take a stand and fight for vital services.

To highlight their continued work, we’ve sent thank you cards to Senator Murray and Maria Cantwell, along with Representatives Jayapal, Smith, DelBene, and Reichert.

Reform means positive change for victims of sexual assault

During the 2017 legislative session, we prioritized amending the Sexual Assault Protection Order (SAPO) Act in Washington state to better support and protect survivors of sexual assault. With your help, and the help of other advocates, survivors, lawmakers, and like-minded organizations, this common-sense, victim-focused reform was successfully passed.

These changes take effect this Sunday, July 23! What does this historic reform mean for survivors of sexual assault?

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