Week of August 10th
CALCASA Media Advocacy Guide
CALCASA is pleased to release our Media Advocacy Guide! Our goal is to share how we use media advocacy. For some of you, this will be a nice introduction to working with the media. For others, you may find that this is a simple text for sharing the activities you’re already doing in your agency with new staff, leadership or allies.
The guide includes some lessons we’ve learned and some nice tips for working with the media. We hope you’ll find it useful and we also want to hear what you think. Some members have already provided valuable feedback while we were writing the guide and we thank you for the support!
Click here to download the guide.

Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation Giving Law Enforcement Additional Resources to Monitor and Prosecute Sex Offenders
by Valerie Gotten
Last week, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the signing of two bills that will give law enforcement officials additional resources to more effectively monitor and prosecute registered sex offenders and sexually violent predators.
“We must do everything in our power to provide law enforcement with the resources necessary to protect the public,” said Governor Schwarzenegger. “Public safety is a top priority and with these bills, we will be able to better monitor and prosecute sex offenders and sexually violent predators to the fullest extent of the law – making our streets safer from these dangerous predators.”
Rape: It’s a war crime
Despite changes in international law and declarations by tribunals and the U.N., rampant sexual violence goes unpunished around the globe.