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EMILY’s List Statement Recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 1, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock released the following statement recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month:

"The physical and emotional scars that domestic violence leaves behind can be found in every community across the country – one in three women and one in four men face this twisted abuse in their lifetimes. Each of us must recommit to doing everything we can to prevent domestic violence in our communities and our nation. "
 
"We are thankful for the bravery of survivors who share their stories to continue the conversation and educate others about the realities of domestic violence. We owe them our total support and earnest efforts to build safe communities and violence-free futures. EMILY’s List is committed to electing women who will lead the fight in protecting domestic violence survivors by passing legislation like the Violence Against Women Act and expanding access to critically-needed services.”

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