Elizabeth Cady Stanton was passionate about equality. She refused to utter the word “obey” in her marriage vows. She edited the Declaration of Independence to read: “All men and women are created equal. . .” Her first sentiment addressed domestic violence.
Terry O’Neill, a domestic violence survivor, was elected NOW’s new president. According to NOW’s press release, Ms. O’Neill was instrumental in establishing Maryland’s first Family Justice Center for survivors of domestic violence.