Posted by: joshjasper | April 8, 2009

A Proclamation

On this day in the history of our country, the President of the United States made a presidential proclamation marking National Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April.  This is the first time a president of our country has ever made such a proclamation.

“NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 2009, as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. I urge all Americans to respond to sexual assault by creating policies at work and school, by engaging in discussions with family and friends, and by making the prevention of sexual assault a priority in their communities.”

President Obama went on to say in this proclamation that his administration support efforts to help Americans better understand this issue and that he believes that if we work together, we can reduce the incidence of sexual assault and help all who have experienced this heinous crime.

To recap, the most powerful and influential person in the world believes in the mission and vision of the Riverview Center.  Correct me if I am wrong, but the revolution mentioned in an earlier post has begun!



  1. President Obama does give me great hope that these issues will be brought up in a public forum more frequently. It is inspiring to see that despite our current state of crisis with the economy, he still believes in the dream of ending violence against women enough to make it a priority. I have goosebumps!

  2. The President certainly has instilled hope effectively. I too am inspired by this act Krystal and hope that it inspires many more!

  3. All I can say is that it’s about time!

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