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Councilman Daniel Valenzuela Urges Residents to Paint Phoenix Purple For Domestic Violence Awareness MonthCouncilman Daniel Valenzuela Urges Residents to Paint Phoenix Purple For Domestic Violence Awareness Month<div class="ExternalClass0A90097988A2481E83A11E28065B8ECE"><p>​<span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12px;">As a first responder, Councilman Daniel Valenzuela is all too aware that domestic violence is one of the most widespread and dangerous health and safety challenges in our community today. </span><span style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;font-size:12px;"><br> <br> </span><span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12px;">Domestic violence remains the leading 9-1-1 call for violent crime, impacting women and men, young and old, gay and straight. While women are the most common victims, teenagers, seniors and pregnant women are especially at risk.</span><span style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;font-size:12px;"><br> <br> </span><span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12px;">“Domestic violence impacts us all because it may be happening to our friends, family members and coworkers,” said Councilman Valenzuela. “I am pleased to be one voice of many bringing this issue into the light as we continue to create community-wide solutions to end the cycle of violence.”</span><span style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;font-size:12px;"><br> <br> </span><span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12px;">Throughout the month of October, the city of Phoenix will “Paint Phoenix Purple” in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to recognize the “Roadmap to Excellence: Making the City of Phoenix a National Leader in Preventing and Addressing Domestic Violence.”</span><span style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;font-size:12px;"><br> <br> </span><span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12px;">The city of Phoenix has been at the national forefront in its response to the challenges of domestic violence for many years.  In 1999 it established the Family Advocacy Center (FAC) to provide services to victims of domestic and sexual violence. Since that time, the center has continued to expand on its mission to provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, homicide and other violent crimes; and to take a leadership role in educating the community about the impact of violence.</span><span style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;font-size:12px;"><br> <br> </span><span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12px;">During the month of October, the city of Phoenix asks our community to join the “Paint Phoenix Purple” campaign. Residents can show support by installing a purple light bulb on their porch, wearing purple clothing on Fridays, or tying a purple ribbon on their car antennas.</span><span style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;font-size:12px;"><br> <br> </span><span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12px;">If you or someone you know is in need of victim services, call the city’s Family Advocacy Center at 602-534-2120 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.</span><span style="font-size:12px;">​</span></p></div>10/3/2016 4:00:00 PMDavid Urbinato602-495-5405