Being a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault, as both a child and an adult, Marni understands first hand the challenges victims face as they maneuver through the judicial system. Using her voice and her contacts as a former elected official, she is committed to advocating for legislative changes and educating others on the abuse cycle and effects of victim shaming.

Marni speaks from the heart. She shares her story openly and candidly with audiences of all ages.  Her goal is to show domestic violence knows no boundaries. It affects women across every description of race, age, class, socio-economic or educational status, sexual orientation, demography, geography, ideology, disability or theology.  From her own personal experiences, she understands the impact abuse can have on victims, friends and family.  Her message is that of strength, healing and empowerment.


Former Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki's full interview with Ashleigh Banfield on Crime & Justice (2.7.2018 episode) regarding her Domestic Violence incident at the US Conference of Mayors conference in Miami, FL (June 2017). No copyright infringement is intended.