The human, social and economic impact of domestic violence is so horrific, there must be a community response that crosses gender, race and ethnicity, socio-economic, political and religious lines in order to break the cycle. There is no room for partisanship or divisiveness, we must speak with one voice.
Congressman André Carson
U.S. Representative for Indiana’s 7th District
First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in early 2008 as part of a special election, Congressman André Carson was voted in to his first full term in Congress in November of 2008 and reelected again in 2010. Congressman Carson serves on the Financial Services Committee, which oversees all components of the nation's housing and financial services sectors including banking, insurance, real estate, public and assisted housing, and securities. Congressman Carson served on the Indianapolis City-County Council and as a board member of the Citizens Neighborhood Coalition. He is the grandson of the late U.S. Representative Julia Carson.
Commissioner Teresa Lubbers
Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Teresa Lubbers was appointed as Indiana’s Commissioner for Higher Education in 2009. Prior to her appointment, Lubbers served as an Indiana State Senator for 17 years. As a member of the Judiciary Committee, the former Senator sponsored legislation focused on increasing penalties for domestic violence. Commissioner Lubbers is a member of the Indiana Education Roundtable, Commissioner and former chair of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, and a board member of the Indiana School for the Blind and the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. She is also Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Richard Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series and received the state’s Sagamore of the Wabash Award.
Rabbi Sandy E. Sasso
Senior Rabbi, Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
Rabbi Sasso is active in the arts, civic and interfaith communities and is the author of the nationally acclaimed children’s books. She has been President of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, the Indianapolis Board of Rabbis and Gleaners Food Bank. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Interfaith Hunger Initiative. Rabbi Sasso was the first woman ordained from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and the first to serve a Conservative congregation together with her husband, Rabbi Dennis C. Sasso. Rabbi Dennis Sasso is a former board member of The Julian Center.
Pastor James Jackson
Fervent Prayer Church
Pastor Jackson, a co-founder of Fervent Prayer Church, is also the Director of the Far Eastside Action Coalition and the a member of the board for the CAFE Community Center.
Mayor Greg Ballard appointed Pastor Jackson to the Indianapolis Police Merit Board in 2010, the first Pastor appointed in the Merit Board history.
Anne Marie Tiernon
Anne Marie is an Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter who anchors the number one rated 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. evening newscasts for WTHR Channel 13. She specializes in interviewing high-profile newsmakers for Special Reports and covering Health and Fitness news.
Anne Marie is from Fort Wayne. She received her undergraduate degree in Finance from IU Bloomington and her master's degree in Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago. Anne Marie has worked in the Indianapolis television market for 15 years, lives in Fishers with her husband of 20 years and their three children.
Channel 13 supports the entire domestic violence community in central Indiana with its Shattering the Silence