Mary Kay Encourages Legislators to Protect Teens from Dating Violence

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Cosmetics powerhouse Mary Kay is well known for having great skin care

products, beautiful color cosmetics and for rewarding Independent Beauty

Consultants with fabulous prizes. What may not be as well known is that

Mary Kay is a leading corporate advocate for domestic violence

prevention and awareness programs. Like many organizations, Mary Kay

provides funding to issues of importance. However, unlike most

organizations, Mary Kay extends its corporate social responsibility

efforts beyond checkbook philanthropy by actually working with advocates

to educate legislators about domestic violence prevention.

Mary Kay independent sales force members are rolling to the capitol

building in those iconic pink Cadillacs to speak to congressional

members about legislation to protect women. On March 6, Mary Kay is

joining the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence and the

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault for their annual Legislative

Advocacy Day. Mary Kay Inc. and members of the Mary Kay independent

sales force will walk the halls of the capitol with both organizations

to speak with state legislators about:

In addition, the advocates are hoping to continue to raise awareness in

California about the devastating impact of violence and to speak out

about domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence and the

need to support prevention efforts.

“Mary Kay has partnered with many great organizations across the country

to help educate legislators on the importance of domestic violence

awareness and prevention programs including funding and education for

law enforcement officials, legal aid for domestic violence survivors and

tougher sentencing for abusers,” said Anne Crews, Mary Kay Inc.’s Vice

President of Government Relations. “We understand how important it is

for corporations to provide financial support to non-profits in their

communities, but we know that it is equally as important to be an

engaged and active advocate.”

Mary Kay’s national Lobbying for Good program has helped support

legislation for domestic violence education and prevention programs in

Calif., Texas, Okla., Tenn., Ga., Mass. and at the federal level in

Washington D.C. To learn more about the program click

here.

About Mary Kay

Mary

Kay is one of the world’s largest direct selling companies with more

than $2.5 billion in annual wholesale sales worldwide. Mary Kay was

founded in 1963 by Mary Kay Ash with the goal of helping women achieve

personal growth and financial success. Mary Kay remains committed to

enriching women’s lives, and today more than 2 million people of all

backgrounds are enjoying the advantages of being Mary

Kay Independent Beauty Consultants. Mary Kay’s high-quality skin

care and color cosmetic products are sold in more than 35 countries

around the world. To learn more about Mary Kay, visit www.marykay.com.