This last year, 119 Texas women lost their lives to domestic violence. During DVAM, we challenge all of Texas to Go Purple and strive for a state where no woman is killed by a husband, partner, or boyfriend. Look at the map. Where you see purple, those Texas counties were free from a domestic violence fatality this past year. Where you see white, you see where we must redouble our efforts due tragic fatalities. Join us and make Texas a safer state for all families
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Go Purple on Thursday October 16, 2014.
Why Purple? Purple has historically been the color tied to domestic violence advocacy.
Let us know about your accomplishments and experiences going purple for a day! Tell us what motivates you to support the movement to end family violence in Texas and post your message to TCFV’s Facebook page with the hashtag: #whyiadvocatetx
The mother of Cheyenne Green who was murdered in a parking lot during an east Texas football game and the parents of Kari Dunn who was murdered in a Marshall hotel joined Shannon Trest, Executive Director, Women’s Center of East Texas, Gregg County Judge Bill Stout and Texas Council on Family Violence CEO Gloria Terry at a news conference in Longview to discuss the tragic murders of their family members and to discuss ways future domestic violence deaths may be prevented and children will not have to grow up without their moms.