The NTF Steering Committee membership includes national organizations whose primary purpose is to end domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as well as a limited number of allied organizations who have historically focused significant time, resources and energy to ending violence against women. Steering Committee members work collaboratively to ensure that public policy initiatives are informed by diverse perspectives, address priority concerns, and help us advance our efforts to end violence against women. The Steering Committee activates the larger NTF membership when appropriate and creates and provides guidance to the numerous NTF subcommittees and workgroups.
The Steering Committee meets by phone every other week, and assumes a direct, hand‐on role in public policy advocacy to end violence against women. During these Steering Committee calls, we typically review current policy initiatives, address issues requiring collective action, review and refine policy strategies, and provide guidance to the NTF subcommittees. A set of Guiding Principles has been developed to frame the Steering Committee’s consensus‐building, decision-making and communications process and underscore key policy commitments that remain central to our ongoing policy advocacy.