On Monday the effort to fight domestic violence in Central New York kicked off with a breakfast for Vera House’s White Ribbon Campaign, followed by an annual walk Friday.
“Men in Turkey and Azerbaijan are donning miniskirts in protest against sexual violence against women…”
Christopher Chapa had a lot of plans ahead adding, “I think that’s the hardest part is just seeing what would have been.” His plans included marrying his girlfriend Claudia Esquivel and being step-father to her five-year-old son.
In June of 2014 Chapa was shot to death in Galveston. The woman now charged with his murder is the one he was about to propose to.
Holmes says, “Never in my wildest dreams did I think he would die at the hands of someone he completely and utterly loved with all his heart.”
“Andrew has a hard time articulating what he felt during the assault. All he remembers is being unable to speak or act. ‘I just remember focusing on the stall door, knowing that he was between me and my escape.’ ”
The article reports, “‘Today, Vice President Biden, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and White House Advisor on Violence Against Women Lynn Rosenthal hosted an event to launch a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) about dating violence as part of the Vice President’s 1 is 2 Many campaign,’ a White House press release reads. ‘Due to the fact that young women today ages 16 to 24 experience the highest rates of violence at the hands of someone they know, the PSA’s target audience is men of this same age group. The PSA, which was produced by the White House, features professional athletes and other male role models who deliver the message that dating violence is unacceptable.’ Joining the President and Vice President in the PSA, which will air this summer on the ESPN Networks, the Fox Sports Networks, MLB Network, and NFL Network, are Joe Torre, Major League Baseball Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations, and Manager of four World Series championship teams, David Beckham of the LA Galaxy, Eli Manning of the New York Giants, Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks, Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays, Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies, and ESPN correspondent Andy Katz. Joining the Vice President and other Senior Administration officials today for the rollout of the PSA were Jimmy Rollins, David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays, who was there on behalf of his teammate Evan Longoria, and Andy Katz.”
Read the full article at: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/biden-white-house-take-dating-violence_647702.html
View the video at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/1is2many
The article reports, “Father’s Day is an opportunity for us dads to think about our role in ending sexual and domestic violence against women. We have not recognized our potential and our power in stopping these horrific crimes. We have been told, and we have told ourselves, that this is a women’s issue and we have been content to let them solve it. Women alone cannot solve this problem since most violence in our society is committed by men. Not all men, for sure, but too many of us.”
Read the full article at: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/op-ed/opinion/6796145/story.html