We are excited to share the following press release in announcing our newest song and partnership with SAFE. This announcement will be exclusively made on KVUE/ABC – Channel 24 in Austin today!
AUSTIN BAND AND NONPROFIT PARTNER TO LAUNCH CAMPAIGN IN SUPPORT OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH
The Mrs and SAFE Encourage the Public to Join in a National Campaign to Increase Awareness Regarding Sexual Assault, Exploitation, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
AUSTIN, TX, APRIL 5, 2016 — Austin-based, all-female band The Mrs, announced today a unique partnership with SAFE, a local nonprofit working to end sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse, and domestic violence. The Mrs’ newest song and music video, “Draw the Line,” will serve as the primary tool for awareness and fundraising. All proceeds from the new track will go directly to SAFE.
The collaboration is aligned with Sexual Assault Awareness Month (#SAAM) as “Draw the Line,” is intended to start a powerful and purposeful new conversation about domestic violence and sexual assault. In addition, Mayor Steve Adler will present The Mrs and SAFE with an official proclamation declaring April 8th, “Draw the Line” Day to commemorate the powerful message behind the campaign.
Comprised of five women on a mission to create music that champions women’s issues and causes change, The Mrs is more than a musical group, they write music with purpose. They made waves with their first big hit, “Enough” and the documentary style video which garnered 5.3 million views on YouTube, “Magic Mirror.” “Draw the Line” expands on those efforts and takes the band to new heights.
Andra Liemandt, Founder and Drummer of The Mrs, stated, “We formed The Mrs to be a voice of support for all women and empower them to believe they are enough. This song, “Draw the Line,” is truly an expression of hope and community awareness to bring light to those suffering from abuse or neglect at any level, and to let them know they are not alone. The goal of the song is to give victims and anyone who witnesses abuse a battle cry to draw the line.”
“Everyone can draw the line against abuse, in their own lives or by reaching out to loved ones who may need help,” SAFE Chief Development Officer Angela Glode said. “When survivors hear this song, we hope they feel supported and know there’s a safe place to get help. We also hope the song encourages those who see abuse to reach out and support survivors in their communities.”
The statistics surrounding sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence are startling:
Through the release of their incredibly moving new song and video, The Mrs invites people around the world to “Draw the Line” together by joining the band in a social media campaign, using the hashtag #DrawTheLine to create a ripple effect of awareness. The song, “Draw the Line” is available for download on iTunes and Amazon and the official video is available on YouTube. For more information on The Mrs please visit, www.TheMrs.com.