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Updated: The Mayor Of Los Angeles Joins The National Network To End Domestic Violence And Verizon To Host Press Conference As Part Of The Journey Of Hope Domestic Violence Awareness Tour

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October 19, 2011

Ken Muché
Ken.Muche@VerizonWireless.com  
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Casey Hernandez
casey.hernandez@lacity.org
213-978-0741

LOS ANGELES, CA — WHO:
Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles, Charlie Beck, Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, Cindy Southworth, Vice President of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) and Luis Cruz, Region President of Verizon Wireless

WHAT:
The media are invited at the press conference to hear stories on domestic violence prevention with remarks from Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles and honored guests. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is committed to end the cycle of domestic violence with initiative, S.A.F.E. (Stop Abuse From Existing), which is a long- term commitment to reduce domestic violence and teen dating violence in the City’s communities through a variety of linked strategies.

Journey of Hope empowers the Los Angeles domestic violence community to share their personal experiences when the cross-country tour comes to the Downtown LAPD Administration Building. The event will encourage community members to learn more about domestic violence and the resources available. The community can also make a difference by donating their no-longer-used wireless phones and text to donate to support the efforts of the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

WHEN:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011

MEDIA CHECK IN: 12:30 PM
PRESS CONFERENCE: 1:00-1:20 PM

WHERE:
DOWNTOWN LAPD ADMINISTRATION
100 West 1st Street Room
Los Angeles, CA 90012

BACKGROUND:
NNEDV and Verizon, through its HopeLine program, have teamed for a cross-country domestic violence listening tour – Journey of Hope – to coincide with October’s National Domestic Violence Awareness month. The eight-city tour provides a platform for those who are affected by domestic violence to share their stories of perseverance, uniting communities in hope, helping to educate the community about domestic violence and inspiring them to play an active role in solving this devastating social issue. Wireless phones and technology can serve as a vital link to emergency or support services in a time of crisis or as a reliable, safe connection to employers, family and friends as survivors rebuild their lives. Exclusive to Verizon, HopeLine puts Verizon’s technology and the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless network to work in communities by turning no-longer-used wireless phones into support for victims of domestic violence. For more details about Journey of Hope please visit VerizonWireless.com/Hopeline.  

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