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Statement from Councilwoman Debra Stark on Domestic Violence Awareness MonthStatement from Councilwoman Debra Stark on Domestic Violence Awareness Month<div class="ExternalClass84F64F09DAC44C9E87BFC4944FDE05B1"><div>​“Domestic violence can happen at any time to anyone. As of July 31, 2016, there have been 69 domestic violence related deaths this year in Arizona alone. In 2015, there were 107 deaths. Domestic violence affects one in four women and one in seven men within their lifetimes. If we work together and take a stand, we can end domestic violence.</div><div><br></div><div>October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the City of Phoenix is raising awareness with Paint Phoenix Purple in partnership with the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence.</div><div><br></div><div>We ask you to join us in our campaign and Paint Phoenix Purple to send a message that there is no place for domestic violence in our community. Local businesses and governments have turned their building lights purple. It can be as simple as wearing purple for "Wear Purple Day" on Oct. 20, or tying a purple ribbon around your car antennae. </div><div><br></div><div>You can learn about available resources at our Domestic Violence Awareness & Resource Fair on Friday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St. For additional information, please visit <a href="http://paintphoenixpurple.org/what-can-i-do/">http://paintphoenixpurple.org/what-can-i-do/</a> or <a href="http://www.azcadv.org/">www.azcadv.org​</a>. Share your involvement on social media by using #PaintPHXPurple.”</div></div>10/6/2016 5:00:00 PMDavid Urbinato602-495-5405