To Texas, With Love
February has always been synonymous with candy hearts,
thoughtful cards, flowers and love. February is also Teen Dating Violence
Awareness month and a great time to talk about what love means and how to make
This Valentine’s Day, Mary Kay and our partners at the Texas
Coalition on Family Violence came together for Capitol Day. Think the ultimate
Valentine’s Day party on the lawn of the Texas State Capitol. Celebrating
Valentine’s Day in Austin was part of Mary Kay’s national Lobbying for Good
program, an initiative that dates back to our founder – Mary Kay Ash – and her
emphasis on creating a company with a culture of giving back. Mary Kay has
lobbied on issues like insurance coverage for mammograms, the Violence Against
Women Act, teen dating violence curriculum in schools, appropriations for
life-saving domestic violence programs and much more.
Each Winter and Spring, our Lobbying for Good program is a
reminder to me that this company is about more than lipstick and pink
Cadillacs. It’s about using our big pink megaphone to amplify the message for
all women, men and children impacted by domestic violence. Mary Kay’s Lobbying
for Good program is about democracy in action.
This year, for the first time, we streamed LIVE from Capitol
Day. We want YOU to see how inspirational all of these participants are when
they rally and lobby for good together. Did you miss the Live Stream? No
problem! Catch it on our Mary Kay News Facebook page here.
Tell us below -- when have you lent your voice to
causes that are near and dear to you? Keep an eye out for more updates and
lobbying for good programs in other cities.
Today's blog post is from Kirsten Gappelberg, who has what she considers to be her dream job. As Mary Kay's Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Kirsten builds programs to support the company's charitable efforts to transform, inspire and empower women's lives around the world.
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