Terri Poore Awarded 2014 Anne Gannon Warrior for Women Award

FCASV’s Anne Gannon Warrior for Women Award has been
awarded to many notable women since its inauguration in 2006. Awarded to
someone whose public policy advocacy for sexual assault survivors and programs
has been extraordinarily effective, its recipients are legendary and span the
political spectrum: former Rep. Anne M. Gannon, Sen. Arthenia Joyner (twice), Meg
Baldwin, Executive Director of Refuge House; and Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto. This
year, the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence recognized the stellar work
of Terri Poore, MSW, FCASV’s former Director of Public Policy, who is currently
the policy advisor for the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence and the
Sexual Assault Services Program Technical Assistance Specialist with the
National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project, based at the Iowa
Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

What we said about Anne Gannon in 2006 is equally
descriptive of Terri Poore today, and is the reason we recognized her
contributions to the movement: “She is receiving this award for her tireless,
loud, in-your-face advocacy for survivors of sexual assault. She’s not afraid
of going against leadership to do the right thing, and she rarely receives
credit for the amazing up front and behind the scenes advocacy she engages in
on behalf of women. She has an advocate’s heart and NEVER fails to stand up for
women.”

Terri Poore has been the kind of advocate all of us in
the anti-rape movement hope to be. This award is long, long overdue.