In early January, SAVE sent a letter to the National District Attorneys Association, asking the NDAA to make its National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women gender-neutral or gender-inclusive.
We thought the NDAA would respond quickly to our request, since the NDAA’s own ethical standards say, “A criminal investigation should not begin or be continued if it is motivated in whole or part by the victim or perpetrator’s race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or political affiliation unless these factors are an element of a crime or relevant to the perpetrator’s motive.”
Nearly 3 months later, the NDAA has not changed the biased name of its Center, nor has it given a formal response.
In fact, Jason Baker, its director of government affairs, has sent sarcastic emails to persons making a complaint, implying their request was stupid or ridiculous. In one email, Mr. Baker openly stated that a SAVE staff member is an “idiot.”
Just to set the record straight, SAVE certainly doesn’t believe that Mr. Baker is being stupid or ridiculous. But we believe that Mr. Baker’s actions, and his refusal to provide a well-considered response, are an embarrassment to the NDAA, and to every member of his organization.
So we invite every person who is reading this e-lert to send a message to Jason Baker to stop embarrassing the NDAA.
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 703-519-1666
Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
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