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“Paint Phoenix Purple” Campaign Invites Public to Wear Purple to Raise Domestic Violence Awareness “Paint Phoenix Purple” Campaign Invites Public to Wear Purple to Raise Domestic Violence Awareness <div class="ExternalClass7CAF3B26BCC8424CBD3C26BDD6DE9648"><p>​The city of Phoenix's domestic violence awareness campaign, "Paint Phoenix Purple," has made significant strides since launching in 2013 by educating and providing resources to thousands of people. This year the campaign is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Since 2013, the campaign has engaged local businesses, schools, non-profits, and government agencies to increase awareness of domestic violence and provide safety and resources to domestic violence victims. For a review of the campaign's first five years please view, <a href="https://youtu.be/uz98K8DAn8w">"Paint Phoenix Purple – 5 Years of Leadership."</a></p><p>Throughout the month of October, the city of Phoenix will "Paint Phoenix Purple" in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Displaying purple throughout the community sends a strong message that there is no place for domestic violence in the workplace, homes, neighborhoods, or schools. </p><p>The "Paint Phoenix Purple" campaign invites the public to join with Phoenix city staff in wearing purple to raise awareness on <strong style="color:#a200ff;">Thursday, Oct. 19</strong>. The day has been designated as the statewide day to raise awareness, and participants are encouraged to share their support with pictures accompanied with the hashtags #AZWearPurpleDay and #PurpleThursday on social media. </p><p>For more information about the Paint Phoenix Purple campaign and events around the community in support of domestic violence awareness visit, <a href="http://paintphoenixpurple.org/">paintphoenixpurple.org</a>. 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. </p></div>10/18/2017 6:10:00 PMNick Valenzuela602-495-5405