RAINN is the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network, a non profit organization in the United States established in 1994. It is the country's largest anti-sexual violence organization.
In 1996, Greg recorded a RAINN hotline public service announcement for national radio. It was sponsored by Atlantic/Warner Music. You can listen to it in our media archive here.
"Hi, This is Greg Graffin of Bad Religion and I'd like to talk to you about healing from the crime of rape. There's a new nationwide toll-free helpline thats survivors of sexual assault can call for advice, information and support. By dialling 1-800-656-HOPE you are automatically put in touch with a counsellor from the rape crisis centre nearest you. These are understanding people who are trained to listen and assist rape victims. You can call 1-800-656-HOPE anytime of day from anywhere in the United States, Calls are completely confidential and because you dial 800 number there's no cost to you, and the crisis centre's number never appears on a phone bill which I know is an important consideration for victims of domestic violence. This helpline has been put together by the Atlantic Group and Warner Music Group. Don't forget this number 1-800-656-HOPE because there's always hope."
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