“VAWA has protected, improved and restored lives. Reauthorization sends the message that our communities, our families — and all people — must be safe; that survivors must have the tools to heal and reclaim their lives; that we must engage the next generation in this effort — and that breaking the cycle of violence is an unassailable national priority. To send any other message is unconscionable.”
As a kick-ass cop on hit show Law & Order: SVU, and the founder and president of nonprofit The Joyful Heart Foundation, it’s safe to say that life is imitating art for Mariska Hargitay, and for her, the more she can do to help a good cause, the better! Hargitay has taken a firm stance on sexual abuse and violence issues, and she’s using her star power to shine light on the importance of the VAWA (Violence Against Women Act). Check out what she has to say, here!
This week, Minyanville spoke to Daymond John, creator of clothing brand FUBU and one of ABC’s shark entrepreneurs on Shark Tank about his efforts to help the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) give low-income high school students the opportunity to live their dreams and become entrepreneurs. To check out what he’s up to, click here!