It’s on us to make sure bravery of #MeToo victims is not wasted

first_img  SHARE  TWEET First Lady Frances Wolf,  It’s On Us PA,  Public Safety,  The Blog,  Women’s Rights Both Tom and I are heartbroken yet inspired by all the Americans and Pennsylvanians saying #MeToo this week. Sexual harassment and sexual violence are a black-eye of our society that we too often cover-up. This must change.Nearly two years ago Tom and I launched the first-ever state-level #ItsOnUs program to educate more Pennsylvanians about sexual assault and preventing it, especially on college campuses. Building off the momentum of the national It’s On Us movement, It’s On Us PA brings together college and university presidents, superintendents, administrators, teachers, students, families, and community members to help end sexual assault by standing up and speaking out.But our words aren’t enough to end sexual harassment and sexual violence. We must take action.This year, Tom announced a package of six pieces of legislation aimed at combating sexual violence. This bipartisan legislation is the result of students, parents, advocates, education leaders, and people across the commonwealth working together to improve reporting and response standards for sexual assault on K-12 and college campuses.Take the pledge. Call your legislators. We can’t let down all those speaking out who have been affected by sexual harassment and violence. It’s on all of us to make sure their bravery is not wasted. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter It’s on us to make sure bravery of #MeToo victims is not wasted October 18, 2017 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: First Lady Frances Wolflast_img read more

Cottage buyers sold on waterside location

first_imgThe home at 54 Collins St, Woody Point.A TIMBER cottage close to the water in Woody Point has sold after strong interest from buyers. Marketing agent Jo Szulc, of One Agency Redcliffe and North Lakes, said the three-bedroom property at 54 Collins St sold for $385,000. “We had massive interest in the home,” she said. “It was a timber home in an absolutely prime location, so the strong interest was really no surprise.” Ms Szulc said potential buyers included investors, owner-occupiers and renovators.“They all loved the property in terms of location and could see it had really good bones,’’ she said.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Inside the home at 54 Collins St, Woody Point.‘‘It just needed that extra work to transform it from an original cottage to a beautiful home.’’ The local agent said the buyer was a local investor.“They were looking for a home, in a great location, that they could renovate,” she said. “They are possibly looking at raising and extending the home but their plans are still in the early stages.”Ms Szulc said the Woody Point market was still strong. “Supply is tight and demand is high. I don’t see it slowing down any time soon,” she said.last_img read more