I got this info yesterday but we had a terrible storm with a tornado come through and I've been without electricity and wasn't able to post...so sorry but wanted to let you know Michael took part in this event today:






Coalition to Host Major VAWA Rally in DC during National 10 Days of Action Campaign

VA Tech Shooting Survivor Colin Goddard and other advocates to tell Congress: Stop rollbacks and protect all survivors of sexual/domestic violence

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, a national coalition of national, tribal, state, territorial and local organizations, as well as individuals, committed to securing an end to violence against women will gather at the United States Capitol in support of provisions in The REAL VAWA (S. 1925 - Violence Against Women Act reauthorization).

Supporters of The REAL VAWA will call on Congress to solve their procedural differences and begin working on a bill that resembles S. 1925 in full, with all of the provisions included, before the elected officials take their July 4th vacation.  The REAL VAWA will better serve ALL survivors and contains NO rollbacks to the current VAWA.


Capitol Hill Rally during National VAWA Days of Action


National Task Force to End Sexual & Domestic Violence Against Women: A coalition of national, tribal, state, territorial and local organizations, as well as individuals, committed to securing an end to stalking, and sexual and domestic violence against girls women, boys and men.

Speakers include: Colin Goddard, survivor of the April 16, 2007 Virginia Tech mass shooting; The Honorable Daniel K. Akaka, Chairman, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs; Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, National Council of Negro Women; Juan Carlos Arean, Casa De Esperanza; Terry O’Neill, National Organization for Women; Juana Majel, National Congress of American Indians; Rabbi David Saperstein, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; Michael Bolton, Musician, Singer, Songwriter; and many more.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


U.S. Capitol, Area 9, Enter site at the intersection of 1st Street and Constitution Avenue NE


As more and more legislation is stalled due to Congressional gridlock, we need Congressional leaders to hear our strong and united message once and for all: your work on VAWA is not over.

We have too much at stake and doing nothing is not an option. Supporters will stand strong during the National 10 Days of Action as we fight to push VAWA over the finish line!

MORE INFO:           www.4VAWA.org  |   Twitter: @NTFVAWAFacebook link                                           #ReauthorizeVAWA  |  #RealVAWA  |  #VAWA  


The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women (“NTF”) is focused on the development, passage and implementation of effective public policy to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. The full membership of the NTF is comprised of a large and diverse group of national, tribal, state, territorial and local organizations, as well as individuals, committed to securing an end to violence against women. Included are civil rights organizations, labor unions, advocates for children and youth, anti???poverty groups, immigrant and refugee rights organizations, women’s rights leaders, education groups, and others focusing on a wide range of social, economic and racial justice issues. For over a decade, the NTF and its numerous subcommittees have been an important vehicle through which to promote our shared public policy goals.

For more information on ntf, please visit: 4vawa.org.

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Oh yes, love the hair and I certainly got distracted too !!! LOL     I love the length, or even just a little bit longer so that it is over the collar and doesn't annoy by keeping on slipping inside and I believe he should get the front curled a little as it appears to have gone wavy....nothing cut off just curled so that it lies the way he used to wear it ...in other words a short mullet !! lol   Love the colour of the sun bleached blonde and I would love to know what distracted our Michael in the picture where everyone is laughing and he is trying to hide.....what did he say ???? LOL.


Sylvia.   Your wee Scottish friend.





Thanks a million for finding and posting Gloria and whilst it was great to see and hear Michael, as always, I am going to go back to the beginning and listen to it all for I listened to a little bit after Michael and it certainly sounded a moving a beautiful rally and I want to hear more !! lol    Thanks a lot Gloria and here is hoping, those 31 men, listen !!! :)


Sylvia.   Your wee Scottish friend.


Hey Gloria, no time to listen to it right now but thanks so much for bringing this over here, can't wait to listen! Take care. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie from canada

Thanks for the link, MB's part is about 27 minutes into the footage..He got choked up when he brought up his own family members..Gotta love him! Go MB!!! Well said!!!!!

Robin in MD :)

I love that Michael "called out" the 31 men to stand up and do the right thing!!! Empathy has left many people lately and we will be worse off if we don't protect the weakest among us. DO THE RIGHT THING!!!!

Kathy and LAFD Bob

Have found this picture of Michael at the VAWA rally whilst searching for anything new from Russia and considering the backdrop, thought it rather good, and know it hasn't been posted before  !! :)


Sylvia.  Your wee Scottish friend.



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