Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) has a mission to end sexual violence in Texas through education, prevention, and advocacy. The impact of sexual violence in Texas is deep and wide. According to the Institute on Domestic and Sexual Violence (IDVSA) at the University of Texas at Austin, 6.3 million Texans will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. That is more than the populations of Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, and Fort Worth combined.
While we are fully prepared and well positioned, our pockets are not deep. One of the biggest obstacles to impactful public policy work by non-profit organizations like TAASA is that we rely on funds from charitable contributions, membership dues, foundation support, etc.) to help us do this important work. With these things in mind, we are asking you to stand with survivors of sexual assault in Texas by making a generous financial contribution to support our public policy work.
Additionally, we urge you to participate in Capitol Day on February 14th, 2017 where we have the opportunity to stand in front of our elected officials and make our voices heard. There hasn’t been a time in recent memory where your support is needed more than now. As we have frequently been saying for the last two years, “SH!T GOT REAL, Y’ALL.” We cannot and will not sit idly by and allow the needs of survivors to be dismissed or overlooked. So – we are going to take that message to the Capitol, loud and proud, on behalf of survivors of sexual violence in Texas.
Check out our public policy page for information on the 85th legislative agenda!