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Quick Action

Communities around Maine are holding events during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October to draw attention to intimate partner violence and rally support for prevention efforts. Take action and attend an event below!

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THE ISSUE

More than 10 million men and women are abused by an intimate partner each year in the U.S. In Maine, a domestic violence assault is reported to law enforcement every 1 hour and 52 minutes and nearly half of all homicides are the result of domestic violence, according to the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence. Communities around the state are holding events during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October to draw attention to intimate partner violence and rally support for prevention efforts. See below for a list of events and support centers.

THE ACTION

  • Attend an event! See below for a full list. Know of an event we missed? Email us at suitupmaine@gmail.com.
  • Join MCEDV in the Take Action Maine month-long action:
    • Step 1: Print our PDF sign and write your reason for acting to end domestic abuse and violence. Get it here.
    • Step 2: Snap a photo and post it Facebook (@MCEDV) and/or Instagram (@mcedv1977).
    • Step 3: Tag MCEDV in your post, and use the hashtags #TakeActionMaine, #DVAMinME18, and #EndDV.
    • Step 4: Ask your friends to do the same!

EVENTS

Month-long events

October 16

October 17

October 18

October 19

October 21

October 23

October 25

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCACY CENTERS IN MAINE

Sen. Susan Collins (R)

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Washington, DC (202) 224-2523

Sen. Angus King (I)

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Washington, DC: (202) 224-5344

Rep. Chellie Pingree
(D-CD1)

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Washington, DC: (202) 225-6116 

Rep. Bruce Poliquin
(R-CD2)

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Washington, DC: (202) 225-6306

Maine House:
1-800-423-2900 

Maine Senate:
1-800-423-6900

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