Vital programs and services that save lives face 25 percent budget cuts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 8, 2013
CONTACT: Cristina Williams at RICADV: (401) 467-9940; Cell: (917) 940-3729
[Providence, R.I.] The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence will host a gathering at the State House from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 during which community members can raise their voices in response to the proposed budget cuts in RI, and stand with the organization and its six member agencies as they demand NO MORE domestic violence.
The RICADV is facing 25 percent budget cuts to vital statewide domestic violence programs and services that save lives—and these cuts will hurt everyone because domestic violence is a public health crisis. But, it is preventable when advocates and victims are given the resources to survive. On NO MORE Day community members will be encouraged to speak to their legislators and public officials before these cuts take place, and tell them NO MORE.
For more information about how to be involved in this critical movement and important day of action, contact: Rachel Orsinger (email@example.com) or Zulma Garcia (firstname.lastname@example.org); (401) 467-9940.
About NO MORE Day:
NO MORE Day was designed to unite all organizations in the United States that seek to end domestic violence by raising awareness in various ways. In RI, the RICADV has chosen to observe the national NO MORE Day by raising their voices in response to the proposed State budgets cuts. By speaking out on this day, voices will resonate loudly - locally and nationally - as one against domestic violence and against these detrimental budget cuts. The impact will be great as the community stands together to end domestic violence.
The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) is an organization dedicated to ending domestic violence. The RICADV was formed in 1979 to support and assist the six domestic violence prevention agencies in Rhode Island. The organization also provides leadership to its six member agencies, strives to create justice for victims, and raises awareness on the issue of domestic violence in Rhode Island.
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