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WHEREAS, domestic violence violates an individual's privacy, dignity, security, and humanity, due to systematic use of physical, emotional, sexual, psychological and economic control and/or abuse; and

WHEREAS, the problems of domestic violence are not confined to any group or groups of people but cross all economic, racial, affectional preference, and societal barriers; and requires all Nevadans to take action to reduce harm; and

WHEREAS, the impact of domestic violence is wide ranging and inclusive, directly affecting society as a whole and prevention is essential to ending this harmful cycle; and

WHEREAS, victims of domestic violence exhibit remarkable strength, courage and resilience, but still face significant barriers in escaping abuse; and

WHEREAS, advocacy networks across Nevada have worked and will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of victims, and they remain dedicated to providing a voice for victims and families, while increasing awareness across the Silver State; and

WHEREAS, Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a time to remember and honor all victims, raise awareness to help prevent domestic violence and to recognize and celebrate the work of advocacy networks in Nevada;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of October 2021, as

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 16th day of September, 2021

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