News Release

Teleconference to Announce the Launch of Casa de Esperanza's Hope Campaign

Hope Campaign, Sponsored by Verizon Wireless, Empowers Individuals to Take Action Against Domestic Violence

October 27, 2009

Terri Stanton
Terri.Stanton@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7513Eva Benavidez
Casa de Esperanza
ebenavidez@casadeespernaza.org
651-646-5553

WHO:
Casa de Esperanza, a national Latina domestic violence organization and Verizon Wireless, a recognized corporate leader in domestic violence awareness and prevention

WHAT:
A teleconference for media and analysts featuring:

  • Amy S├ínchez, chief executive for external relations at Casa de Esperanza
  • Jim Gerace, vice president of corporate communications at Verizon Wireless

Executives will discuss the new Hope Campaign, which was created by Casa de Esperanza and sponsored by Verizon Wireless to encourage individuals to take action and help end domestic violence. The companies will launch a public service announcement in English and Spanish and a new Web site that includes tools to help reduce domestic violence in our communities.

WHERE:
Participants may call:
888 — 254 —7414 (toll free)

WHEN:
3:30 p.m. EDT
Thursday, October 29, 2009

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About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving 89 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Casa de Esperanza
Rooted in Latina values and realities, Casa de Esperanza works at the grassroots level in Minnesota to shelter and advocate for Latinas and their children, change community attitudes about domestic violence and facilitate community networks. Across the country, the organization enhances Latinos' access to resources and support, conducts culturally relevant research, advocates for policy responsive to Latinos and provides training and consultation to organizations working with Latinos.

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