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Saturday, October 23, 12noon-2pm, Ohio Statehouse

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join us Saturday, October 23, to help protect victims of domestic violence.

• Ohioans lost 131 lives to domestic violence in the past year, from July 2020 to June 2021.

• 86% of fatalities were from guns.

• There were 2,600 victims in 2020, up 35% since 2019.

• Shelter capacity in Franklin County is up 30%.

• 1 in 3 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence.

• Ohio has 28 domestic violence calls per hour.

• As of December 31, 2020, Ohio had submitted one domestic violence misdemeanor conviction and two protective order records to the NICS [National Instant Criminal Background Check System] Index.

• On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.

The goal of this rally is to bring awareness, provide resources, and to talk about the next steps for victims, survivors, and the public.

Join us to pressure Ohio lawmakers to take action and pass the lifesaving Ankle Bracelet Bill for Domestic Abusers.

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