I’m not a politician. And would never aspire to be one.
I’m an advocate for women and their families on issues I care about.
As a member of the corporate social responsibility and The Mary Kay FoundationSM team, it’s my role to give a voice to the voiceless and empower women across the United States to stand up and speak out against domestic violence.
Mary Kay’s national lobbing for good program is a critical part of the company’s efforts to stand on the front lines of the domestic violence issue and provide our independent sales force members with the opportunity to be part of positive change in their home state.
This year, Mary Kay partnered with the state domestic violence coalitions in California, Colorado, Georgia and New York. We lobbied for legislation including protection of rights to call for emergency assistance as needed without fear of jeopardizing their apartment lease; support $50 million in state funding to end sexual and domestic violence; and to ensure patient privacy and confidentiality of medical services on private and group insurance plans, among others.
Personally, this program is meaningful to me for a million reasons. And maybe the most meaningful of all would be because I identify with each and every survivor I have met. Their journey and stories of overcoming adversity inspire me to continue this important work and countless women to speak out, stand up and make change. I believe that there is good in the world and that we have the power – collectively – to change laws. Together we can make a difference.
Watch this video and learn more about Mary Kay’s National Lobbying for Good program. And take a look at our adventures from previous years!