Saturday, June 18, 2005

A Terrorist or Someone You Know . . .

. . .and maybe love?

Which one is more likely to harm, or even kill you, if you are a woman?

I think you already know the answer. You see the news reports daily - and they don't just come from Aruba or Los Angeles or New York - but in your own town. A woman is injured or killed and the person who committed the crime - a husband, lover, ex-husband, ex-lover. Her children may also be victims - if not directly but for the rest of their lives in the memory and loss.

One in three woman in the United States will be the victim of violence against her. Most of the perpetrators are family members or friends. Think of two of your friends. It could be one of them - or you. And the violence could come at the hands of someone you may love or know and trust.

The National Network to End Domestic Violence recently formed a demonstration at the Capitol to urge congress to pass stronger anti-domestic violence measures. Of all the initiatves on the Hill today, this is the one that will most likely affect all women directly.

Please call or write your Congressman or Congresswoman and tell them that you want stronger measures to prevent this real threat to our family values.

"We have seen the enemy and it is us."


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