President James announces Historic City Hall Clock Tower is glowing purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 15, 2020

Louisville – President David James (D-6) has announced than the Historic City Hall Clock Tower is glowing purple for the month of October to bring awareness to Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Louisville and across the country. This year, COVID-19 has heightened the concern for victims of domestic violence.

“As we know, COVID-19 has forced many of us to stay at home to fight the disease. But sometimes, victims of domestic violence may be at a greater risk because of the violent ways of a partner. It is our hope, the Clock Tower will serve as a reminder that domestic violence is unacceptable. Love shouldn’t hurt,” says President James.

In KY, domestic violence affects over 37% of women and 31% of men in their lifetime.  In the US, an average of 20 people every minute experience physical abuse by a partner, this adds up to roughly 10 million people every year.

“As we will light the Clock Tower purple in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, please remember if you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and needs to seek help, organizations like the Center for Women and Families offer refuge, comfort, and programs to help the victims of domestic violence,” says President James.

To learn more about the programs offered by the Center for Women and Families go to: https://www.thecenteronline.org/ or call 1-844-Be-Safe-1 (1-844-237-2331).

 

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