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          ASSEMBLY THIRD READING


          ACR  
          132 (Atkins)


          As Introduced  February 2, 2016


          Majority vote


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          |Committee       |Votes|Ayes                  |Noes                |
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          |Rules           |11-0 |Gordon, Chang,        |                    |
          |                |     |Brough, Burke,        |                    |
          |                |     |Campos, Cooley,       |                    |
          |                |     |Jones, Mullin,        |                    |
          |                |     |Rodriguez, Waldron,   |                    |
          |                |     |Wood                  |                    |
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          SUMMARY:  Proclaims February 14, 2016, as V-Day to encourage all  
          Californians to become more aware about and prevent violence  
          against women.  Specifically, this resolution makes the  
          following legislative findings:


          1)The United Nations found that worldwide one out of every three  
            women will face physical or sexual violence in her lifetime.   
            Violence against women continues to be a serious issue at home  








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            and around the world.
          2)The 2011 California Women's Health Survey found that  
            approximately 40% of women face violence from an intimate  
            partner and that women 18 to 24 years of age are more likely  
            to be victims of violence.


          3)Today, a woman is beaten every nine seconds in the United  
            States; one out of every five women in college will be raped  
            or experience an attempted rape; the third leading cause for  
            homelessness is domestic violence.


          4)On February 14, 1998, Eve Ensler, the writer of the acclaimed  
            play The Vagina Monologues, established the first V-Day to  
            raise awareness about violence against women and girls; and  
            today, V-Day is a worldwide activist movement.


          5)V-Day has raised more than $100 million, has taken place in  
            200 countries, and has benefited 13,000 community antiviolence  
            programs, and its message has reached more than 1 billion  
            people.




          Analysis Prepared by:                                             
          Mukhtar Ali / RLS. / (916) 319-2800  FN: 0002618


















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