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In honor of the late Jana Mackey, a committed group of advocates have created Jana's Campaign to encourage and promote a public policy response to domestic violence. "We believe it is our responsibility to use the story of Jana's life and the story of her death to help reduce violence against women."Jana's Campaign promotes new and effective legislation and other government action that secures safety and justice for victims of domestic violence. "It is our deep desire to play a significant role in breaking the cycle of domestic violence and be a catalyst for social change."
Public Policy Advocacy
We are a grassroots, community-based advocacy campaign working in the domestic violence public policy arena. Our public policy strategy and actions include partnering with other advocates and victims to encourage the development of effective state, national and international domestic violence public policy. Jana's Campaign's mission is to promote new and effective legislation and other government actions that "secures safety and justice for victims of domestic violence."
About Jana and Her Legacy
Jana Mackey was well-known throughout Kansas for her advocacy for women's rights. She had spent years volunteering to aid victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. She received her bachelor's degree in Women's Studies from the University of Kansas and was an active participant in KU's Commission on the Status of Women. Jana also served as one of the youngest lobbyists at the Kansas State Capitol for the National Organization for Women. The most unlikely of domestic violence victims, KU law student Jana Mackey was found dead in her ex-boyfriend's home on July 3, 2008. For more about Jana please visitwww.janascampaign.org or www.1100torches.org.
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Wed, 2010-02-10 17:20 | | Posted by JanasCampaign
Respect for women is not measured only by the often referred to “glass ceiling,” but measured by laws and compassion that protect them from domestic violence. The following is a column by Robert T. Stephan, Chair of Governor Mark Parkinson’s’ Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board:
Wed, 2010-02-10 17:18 | | Posted by JanasCampaign
On February 1st, Curt and Christie Brungardt spoke in favor of a new domestic violence law-Kansas HB2517. Their testimony was presented to the House Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice.
Wed, 2010-02-10 17:12 | | Posted by JanasCampaign
Jana's Campaign applauds Congress for introducing the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA). This bill was introduced in both the House and the Senate this past week. We recommend that you contact your Representatives and Senators and ask them to support IVAWA. http://endabuse.org/content/features/detail/1451/Technorati Tags: UNiTE,Violence,Against,Women,signature,Jana,Campaign,Stop,Domestic,Mackey,policy,response,life,death,government,action,justice,victims,role,cycle,catalyst,Public,Advocacy,grassroots,arena,strategy,actions,development,mission,About,Legacy,Kansas,rights,degree,participant,Commission,Status,State,Capitol,National,Organization,student,Date,Location,Hays,Google,Type,RESOURCES,JanasCampaign,Respect,glass,compassion,column,Robert,Stephan,Chair,Governor,Mark,Parkinson,Review,Board,February,Curt,Christie,Brungardt,testimony,House,Committee,Juvenile,news,legislature,litigation,Bill,International,IVAWA,Senate,Senators,features,Corrections,legislation