Seal of the State of Nevada

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

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, oftentimes the victim-survivors of domestic violence are children who may suffer lifelong repercussions from the emotional or physical trauma of being exposed to domestic violence; and

WHEREAS, victim-survivors of domestic violence exhibit remarkable strength, courage and resilience, but still face significant barriers in escaping abuse with many of them suffering in silence; and

WHEREAS, one isn't just a number, it's SOMEONE - a family member, a neighbor, a coworker, a friend. Domestic violence affects all of us, and all of us must be part of the solution; and affecting society as a whole and prevention is essential to ending this harmful cycle; and

WHEREAS, advocacy organizations across Nevada have and will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of victim-survivors, as they remain dedicated to providing a voice for victim-survivors and families, while increasing awareness across the Silver State; and

WHEREAS, Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a time to remember and honor all victim-survivors, raise awareness to help prevent and eliminate domestic violence and to recognize, celebrate and support the work of advocacy organizations in Nevada;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of October 2022, as

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH IN NEVADA

Footer State Seal

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 27th day of September, 2022

Governor's signature