Rockland County Legislature Chairwoman Harriet Cornell, D-West Nyack, has issued a proclamation to call attention to the issue of domestic violence. She signed and affixed the county seal to the actual proclamation, which was witnessed by the Legislature’s clerk, Laurence O. Toole.
The Rockland Family Shelter is among the places to turn for help when confronted by domestic violence. Contact the shelter at 845-634-3344.
Here is the proclamation:
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH
WHEREAS, Rockland County recognizes that any community member, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, age or economic status, may become a victim of domestic or sexual violence; and
WHEREAS, Rockland County is committed to serving and supporting victims of domestic and sexual violence; and
WHEREAS, Rockland County is committed to holding perpetrators of domestic and sexual violence accountable; and
WHEREAS, Rockland County recognizes that it is through community collaboration and participation of all Rockland leadership that we will succeed in ending the ongoing social patterns of domestic and sexual violence; and
WHEREAS, the Rockland Legislature recognizes the hard work and dedication of volunteers and advocates working to make every Rockland family safe; and
WHEREAS, observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an opportunity to highlight and emphasize the importance of this work for the well being of our entire community; and
WHEREAS, this Legislature has an historic commitment, starting in October 1987, to acknowledge the importance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the work to increase public understanding and collaboration; and
NOW, therefore, I, Harriet Cornell, Chairwoman of the Rockland County Legislature, on behalf of the entire Legislature, take this occasion to proclaim the month of October 2008 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH in Rockland County.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have caused the seal of the County of Rockland to be affixed this 1st day of October 2008.
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