FVAP April 2014 e-newsletter

In this issue: 

  • Help FVAP meet our matching challenge by donating this Mother's Day
  • Ticket sales and voting now open for Banding Together to End Domestic Violence, June 19 in San Francisco and July 8 in Los Angeles
  • Executive Director Erin Smith testifies in State Legislature on AB 2089 (Quirk) to amend California domestic violence laws

FVAP's Mother's Day Matching Campaign:  Your Donation Will Be Doubled Through May 12

Several generous donors have come together to create a matching fund for Mother's Day.

Make a donation before Monday, May 12th in honor of your mother or a loved one who has filled your life with love, warmth, and security, and your gift will be doubled by our generous matching donors.  Our goal is to raise a total of 10K this Mother's Day.

With your help, FVAP can help ensure that survivors of domestic violence and their children live in safe, healthy environments.  We are so grateful for your support.  Thank you for all you have done for us so far.
Donate Now

Buy your ticket and vote for your favorite band today:  FVAP's Battle of the Bands will rock your world

Be a part of ending family violence and child abuse in California.  This summer, FVAP will harness the passion of California's best attorneys and the power of music to celebrate our recent victories, inspire future advocates, and instill lasting change.
Bands from California's top law firms and tech companies will strum and drum their way to victory in our second annual Banding Together to End Domestic Violence.  The band with the most votes will be crowned champion.  Each vote costs just a dollar.

San Francisco:  Thursday, June 19
Los Angeles:  Tuesday, July 8
Event sponsorships available; contact us for information.
Early Bird Discount Before May 18

Buy SF Ticket
Buy LA Ticket

Vote For Your Favorite Band Today

San Francisco:  Google, Jones Day, Kirkland & Ellis, Latham & Watkins, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, Morrison & Foerster, Twitter/O'Melveny & Myers
Vote Now for SF Bands
Los Angeles:  Band of Judges, DLA Piper, Gibson Dunn, Latham & Watkins, Morrison & Foerster, Norton Rose Fulbright & Case Knowlson, O'Melveny & Myers, Perkins Coie, Proskauer Rose, Qualcomm, Reed Smith
Vote Now for LA Bands

AB 2089 passes through legislative committee

On April 22, 2014, Executive Director Erin Smith testified before the California State Assembly Judiciary Committee about AB 2089 (Quirk), a bill to strengthen and improve California's domestic violence restraining order laws.  FVAP has been working on the bill for the last year with the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence and a coalition of DV agencies throughout the state. 

The bill states that the time since the last abuse occurred cannot be the sole reason to deny a restraining order; that a survivor of DV does not need to prove the abuse will continue to receive a restraining order; and that courts shall state their reasons for granting or denying a restraining order in writing or on the record, among other things.

The bill passed through committee with a unanimous, bipartisan 9-0 vote.  Now on to the next step in the legislative process.  Stay tuned.

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