BULLET St. Louis City Resolution Number 151
October 19, 2012
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

WHEREAS, an estimated 1.3 million women are victims of intimate partner violence each year; and

WHEREAS, young women between the ages of 16-24 are most at risk of abuse, one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime; and

WHEREAS, in the Spring of 2012 in the City of St. Louis five women and one infant were victims of domestic homicide; and

WHEREAS, young women are not the only individuals at risk, estimates indicate that one million Americans 60 years of age or older are abused in their homes annually while only one in fourteen is ever reported; and

WHEREAS, Missouri law enforcement agencies recorded 41,526 domestic violence incidents this past year; and

WHEREAS, all city residents must work together to educate our population about what can be done to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault and;

WHEREAS, residents need to work to increase support to survivors, their significant others, and the agencies that provide services to the survivors; and

WHEREAS, the Forest Park Center for Family Resources housed on the campus of St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, the Steps That Count 5K Race/Walk, Gone But Not Forgotten Program recognizing the victims of domestic homicide, the Awareness Is What's Up Collegiate Awareness Program, Shoes on Their Feet and the Awareness Wristband program with the Mizzou Athletic Department are collaborative efforts of Every Step Counts.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Louis that we pause in our deliberations to encourage all city residents to increase domestic violence awareness in our schools, and in our communities. We further direct the Clerk of the Board to spread a copy of this Resolution across the minutes of these proceedings and to prepare a commemorative copy to the end that it may be presented to our honoree at a time and place deemed appropriate by the Sponsor.

Introduced on the 19th day of October, 2012 by:

Honorable Jennifer Florida, Alderwoman 
   15th Ward
Honorable Lewis E. Reed, 
   President of the Board of Aldermen
Honorable Charles Quincy Troupe, Alderman 
   1st Ward
Honorable Dionne Flowers, Alderwoman 
   2nd Ward 
Honorable Freeman Bosley, Sr., Alderman 
   3rd Ward
Honorable Samuel L. Moore, Alderman 
   4th Ward
Honorable Tammika Hubbard, Alderwoman 
   5th Ward
Honorable Kacie Starr Triplett, Alderwoman 
   6th Ward
Honorable Phyllis Young, Alderwoman 
   7th Ward
Honorable Stephen J. Conway, Alderman 
   8th Ward
Honorable Kenneth A. Ortmann, Alderman 
   9th Ward
Honorable Joseph Vollmer, Alderman 
   10th Ward 
Honorable Thomas Villa, Alderman 
   11th Ward
Honorable Larry Arnowitz, Alderman 
   12th Ward
Honorable Alfred Wessels, Jr., Alderman 
Honorable Carol Howard, Alderwoman 
   14th Ward
Honorable Donna Baringer, Alderwoman 
   16th Ward
Honorable Joseph Roddy, Alderman 
   17th Ward
Honorable Terry Kennedy, Alderman 
   18th Ward
Honorable Marlene E. Davis, Alderwoman 
   19th Ward
Honorable Craig Schmid, Alderman 
   20th Ward
Honorable Antonio D. French, Alderman 
   21st Ward
Honorable Jeffrey L. Boyd, Alderman 
   22nd Ward
Honorable Joseph Vaccaro, Alderman 
   23rd Ward
Honorable Scott Ogilvie, Alderman 
   24th Ward
Honorable Shane Cohn, Alderman 
   25th Ward
Honorable Frank Williamson, Alderman 
   26th Ward
Honorable Lyda Krewson, Alderwoman 
   28th Ward

Adopted this the 19th day of October, 2012, as attested by:

David W. Sweeney
Clerk, Board of Aldermen

Lewis E. Reed
President, Board of Aldermen

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