Nominated by the Commission on the Status
For nearly 20 years, Caroline Gary Romano has been an active supporter of those affected by sexual and domestic violence.
In 2012, Romano founded Rally Against Rape, a community-action based organization that focuses on combatting sexual violence through awareness, activism, and advocacy.
She has also served as a commissioner on the Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women since 2008, as an advocate with the D.C. Rape Crisis Center and as a clinic escort with the Washington Area Clinic Defense Task Force.
Romano is credited with organizing the first Northern Virginia Take Back the Night Event, a gathering in support of those affected by sexual violence, which is now an annual event