The City of Salinas has officially joined the fight against domestic violence by proclaiming the month of October, Domestic Violence Awareness month. Mayor Kimberley Craig signed the proclamation on behalf of the City of Salinas with our CEO, Christine Duncan.
The proclamation states the following:
WHEREAS, domestic violence is a serious crime that affects all people regardless of social-economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion nationality; and
WHEREAS, domestic violence affects nearly 1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 men nationally, 34.9% of California women and 31.1% of Californian men; and
WHEREAS, there are more than 10 million abuse victims annually in the United States. An average of 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner every minute; and
WHEREAS, the devastating consequences of domestic violence can cross-generational and last a lifetime; and
WHEREAS, only a coordinated community efforty with put a stop to this heinous crime; and
WHEREAS, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month provides an excellent opportunity to help support the victims of domestic violence in their greatest need; and,
WHEREAS, the 2021 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month reminds us to promote healthy relationships, speak out against domestic violence and to support a community where no one lives in fear because they feel unsafe in their own homes; and,
WHEREAS, National Domestic violence Awareness Month, provides an opportunity to learn more about preventing domestic violence to show support for the numerous organization and individuals who provide critical advocacy, services, and assistance to victims
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mayor Kimberly Craig, on behalf of the Salinas City Council hereby proclaim the month of October 2021 as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and urge all residents to speak out against domestic violence and support local efforts to assist victims of these crimes in finding the help and healing they need.
We are thrilled to have the support of the City of Salinas to bring awareness and support to those suffering from violence in their relationships. This support is critical for our organization to effectively fight domestic violence and our continued commitment to empowering women.