On 2 December, the Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey held a “Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women” rally at the Pennsylvania State Capitol. Speakers included Representative Karen Boback, Representative Sue Helm and Representative Thomas Murt, who spoke on his proposed House Bill 135 to make female genital mutilation against the law in Pennsylvania. This event was covered by the press, and shown on both Channels 21 and 27 that same night.
In addition, the Club purchased a month’s time on three (3) digital billboards located in key freeway exits, highways, and streets in Harrisburg, PA. The billboards say in three (3) scrolls: Scroll 1: The Zonta Club of Harrisburg-Hershey (with Zonta logo) invites YOU to join us in celebrating the “16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence”. Scroll 2: Zonta Says NO: Join the Campaign To End Violence Against Women Scroll 3: WHAT CAN YOU DO? * Support the Women Shelters in your Community * Educate yourself and others on the issue of Trafficking * Encourage Action on “Safe Harbor” Legislation.