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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

WHEREAS, domestic violence is a serious crime that affects people of all races, ages, gender, and income levels; and

WHEREAS, on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States which equates to more than ten million women and men annually; and

WHEREAS, one in three women and one in four men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime; and

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

WHEREAS, domestic violence costs the nation billions of dollars annually in medical expenses, police and court costs, shelters, foster care, sick leave, absenteeism, and non-productivity; and

WHEREAS, only a coordinated community effort will put a stop to this heinous crime; and

WHEREAS, Domestic Violence Awareness Month provides an excellent opportunity for citizens to learn more about preventing domestic violence and to show support for the numerous organizations and individuals who provide critical advocacy, services and assistance to victims;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Timothy Paulissen, by virtue of the authority vested in me as the 9th Mayor of the City of League City do hereby proclaim the month of October as   

“DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH”

in the great City of League City, and urge our citizens to work together to eliminate domestic violence in our community.

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 22nd day of September 2015.


                                                                                                Signed by Mayor Timothy Paulissen