This week, March 8-14, Senate Republicans join millions who are participating in the #NOMORE campaign to stop domestic violence and sexual assault. Join the Illinois Senate Republicans and take a stand against domestic violence and sexual assault.
Domestic violence and sexual assault have long been issues that have been swept under the rug. This week, the Illinois Senate Republicans join millions across the nation in saying “NO MORE,” when it comes to domestic violence and sexual assault.
As part of #NOMORE Week, March 8 – 14, Senate Republicans have joined others across the nation in sharing their “NO MORE” awareness video, seeking to shed light on the prevalence of domestic violence and sexual assault, and the unfair stereotypes and stigmas often associated with these forms of abuse. The #NOMORE campaign encourages people to join the effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault by spreading awareness about these issues on social media, while also directing victims to state and local programs that will assist in their recovery and help protect them against future abuse.
Domestic violence and sexual assault affect millions of individuals, families and communities across Illinois and the United States. Senate Republican lawmakers highlighted impactful statistics during their video, noting that one in three women and one in four men experience violence from their partners in their lifetimes, while one in two women and one in five men have experienced some form of sexual violence in their lives.
Following recent cases of domestic violence involving NFL players and other high-profile public figures, the #NOMORE campaign was launched to raise greater awareness and help stop violence and abuse across the country. This nationwide movement has sparked the attention of millions everywhere and has helped spread awareness about the long-term effects of domestic violence and sexual abuse in society.
A 2013 study conducted by the #NOMORE campaign found that “149 Million Americans know a victim of domestic violence and sexual assault” and “60% Of Americans know a victim of either or both domestic violence or sexual assault.” These are statistics that Illinois Senate Republicans are determined to help change through their words and actions.