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Format: 2018-05-24
Format: 2018-05-24

A message from Jesse Franklin, Board President: Join me at the BE LOUD Breakfast

This past year has been an extraordinary one in bringing sexual assault to the forefront of the national conversation.

Now, more than ever, is the time for you to step forward as a Table Captain and gather others to join you at KCSARC's 2018 BE LOUD Breakfast on Wednesday, February 28th, 7:00-8:30am, at the Seattle Sheraton.

Urgent Action Alert for constituents of District 8: Call Dave Reichert Now!

You've done so much this year to protect important services for survivors, including calling your federal and Washington State representatives—thank you for everything you have done over the past year in the fight to protect what’s most important.

Coping With the #MeToo Holidays

The holiday season often brings about gatherings of family and friends. It can be both joyous and stressful. In the wake of #MeToo and many people sharing their experience of sexual assault and harassment in a public forum, often for the first time, these social events may bring about an added challenge.

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.

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