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Napolitano's Statement on National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 1, 2017
Press Release

(MONROVIA, CA)  Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) marked October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, issuing the following statement:

“A person’s mental wellness can be impacted by any number of life factors; no one is immune. Some struggle managing their anger, stress, or are under the influence of a substance, often targeting and hurting those they love. There is no excuse for resorting to violence; ever. In addition to incurring physical harm from a person they loved and trusted, victims of domestic violence, including children, often suffer emotionally and psychologically. These invisible wounds can and must be treated just like any other malady, yet shame and fear continue to prevent many victims from seeking the support they and their families need. Children who suffer abuse also sometimes become abusers. This is why we are again raising awareness of domestic violence in the San Gabriel Valley and all across the country, saying NO MORE! No more should any woman or man suffer from violence in the home. No more should victims feel shame or keep silent about her or his abuser. We will continue to fight to end domestic violence once and for all.”
 

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