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National Domestic Violence Awareness Month


WHEREAS, on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men; and

WHEREAS, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of (some form of) physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime; and 

WHEREAS, 1 in 15 children are exposed to domestic violence each year and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence; and

WHEREAS, violence can leave a lasting physical, emotional, or financial impact on people of all ages and abilities, and all economic, racial, sexual orientation, and social backgrounds; and

WHEREAS, raising awareness within our community to stop blaming the victim; and

WHEREAS, the City of League City is joining forces with survivors, victim service providers, criminal justice agencies, and concerned citizens throughout League City and the Houston-Galveston region to raise awareness of domestic violence and observe National Domestic Violence Awareness Month; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Pat Hallisey, by virtue of the authority vested in me as the 10th Mayor of the City of League City do proclaim the month of October 2016 to be

“National Domestic Violence Awareness Month”

and reaffirm this city's commitment to speak out against domestic violence and support efforts to assist victims of these crimes in finding the help and healing they need. This month, we recognize the survivors and victims of abuse whose courage inspires us all. We recommit to offering a helping hand to those most in need, and we remind them that they are not alone.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the City of League City, Texas, to be affixed on this the 27th day of September 2016.

                                                                                 Signed by Mayor Pat Hallisey