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WHEREAS, organizations across Nevada are taking a stand against sexual assault and are dedicated to sexual assault prevention and education efforts to change societal myths and behaviors that perpetuate sexual assault; and

WHEREAS, sexual assault is not confined to any group or groups of people but crosses all economic, racial, affectional preference, and societal barriers; and requires all Nevadans to take action to reduce harm; and

WHEREAS, the crime of sexual assault violates an individual's privacy, dignity, security, and humanity, and a victim is never to blame, regardless of the circumstances; and

WHEREAS, the crime of sexual assault violates an individual’s privacy, dignity, security, and humanity, and a victim is never to blame, regardless of the circumstances; and

WHEREAS, sexual assault can have long lasting emotional and physical impacts; however, victims show incredible resilience and strength; and

WHEREAS, Nevada is committed to engaging new voices to speak up and speak out against sexual assault, with the common goal of expanding sexual assault prevention efforts to ensure the next generation encourages attitudes that promote healthy relationships, equality, and respect; and

WHEREAS, programs serving victim-survivors in Nevada are honored and celebrated for their tireless efforts during the 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim April 2021 as

SEXUAL ASSAULT 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 24th day of March 2021.

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