We may be pirates, but even we know that NAY means NAY.
When we hear people’s stories and see stats like these, we get angry:
Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted.
44% of victims are under age 18.
15 out of 16 rapists never spend a day in jail.
So we’re taking a stand. This summer, I’ve pledged to walk 1 million steps and raise $1,000 this summer to benefit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline.
They also recently started a confidential helpline in cooperation with the Department of Defense to aid members of the military who are assaulted.
As a crew, we’re holding a fundraiser on June 10 at Piratz Tavern in Silver Spring to benefit the cause. That night, all our tips will go to RAINN, as well as $4 from each CD sale. Rosie the belly dancer has also generously agreed to donate her tips.
Please join us and support the cause!
If you’re unable to attend, you can still support us by donating here: http://karma411.com/1MSteps.
Help us make it clear to scalliwags everywhere that NAY means NAY!