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Our media advocacy covers key topics in California’s movement to end domestic violence. Search through Partnership press releases and coverage below to see our latest updates. 

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California Partnership to End Domestic Violence on 2017-18 State Budget: Progress, But a Long Way to Go
Advocacy Group Sees Only Limited Support for Crucial Domestic Violence Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2017

Contact: 
Joshua Goodman, Mercury LLC for the Partnership jgoodman@mercuryllc.com | (202) 577-5810

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence on 2017-18 State Budget: Progress, But a Long Way to Go

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California Partnership to End Domestic Violence Statement on opening of Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Agency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2017

Media Contact: 
Jessica Merrill, Communications & Development Manager: jessica@cpedv.org | (916) 444-7163, x118

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence Statement on opening of Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Agency

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New voluntary tax contribution option will benefit California survivors of domestic violence
California Partnership to End Domestic Violence and Assemblywoman Catherine Baker launch new tax donation campaign: California Taxpayers Support Survivors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2017

Media Contact:
Jessica Merrill, Communications & Development Manager: jessica@cpedv.org | (916) 444-7163, x118

New voluntary tax contribution option will benefit California survivors of domestic violence

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Media Alert: Annual Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month Rally taking place at the California State Capitol

Media Contact: Jessica Merrill                                      February 13, 2017
Mobile: (707) 330-6838
Email: jessica@cpedv.org

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The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence on the continued domestic violence allegations against Assemblymember Hernández

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27, 2016

Media Contact: Jessica Merrill, Communications & Development Manager: jessica@cpedv.org | (916) 444-7163, x118

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Safety and Accountability:
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence’s statement on the allegations against Assemblymember Hernandez

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence is aware of the recent allegations of domestic violence against Assemblymember Roger Hernandez. As the coalition voice representing California’s domestic violence community, we are concerned about these charges, and want to reaffirm the importance of supporting victims and fostering meaningful accountability for people who harm others. Because the case at hand is open and ongoing, we do not have all the facts and cannot presume the nature of the evidence, nor the legal implications thereof.

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month Rally
California’s latest prevention efforts discussed

Media Contact: Jessica Merrill                                      February 25, 2016
Mobile: (707) 330-6838
Email: jessica@cpedv.org

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New report demonstrates alarming gap in services for domestic violence victims in California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2015
Media Contact: Jessica Merrill, Communications & Development Manager: jessica@cpedv.org (916) 444-7163, x118

New report demonstrates alarming gap in services for domestic violence victims in California

SACRAMENTO — A new report reveals 5,784 victims of domestic violence received services from domestic violence programs across California in just one day. These victims could fill legislators’ seats in the California Senate and Assembly chambers 48 times over.

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Executive Action will increase safety for many domestic violence survivors across California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2014 Media Contact: Jessica Merrill, Communications & Development Manager: jessica@cpedv.org (916) 444- 7163, x118

Executive action will increase safety for many domestic violence survivors across California

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District Attorney declines to prosecute Ray McDonald – strong prevention and education efforts from the 49ers are still important

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 11, 2014 Media Contact: Jessica Merrill, Communications & Development Manager: jessica@cpedv.org (916) 444- 7163, x118

District Attorney declines to prosecute Ray McDonald – Strong prevention and education efforts from the 49ers are still important

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The Partnership announces #InterceptDV Campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2014

Media Contact: Kathy Moore, Executive Director: Kathy@cpedv.org; (510) 730-9549

The Partnership announces #InterceptDV Campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Surina Khan of the Women’s Foundation of California to deliver keynote address at The Partnership’s Annual Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2014
Media Contacts: Jessica Merrill Communications & Development Manager jessica@cpedv.org; (916) 444-7163, x118 Sanja Alajbegovic Senior Digital Communications Manager sanjaa@womensfoundca.org;(415) 321-2049

Surina Khan of the Women’s Foundation of California to deliver keynote address at The Partnership’s Annual Conference

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Ray Rice’s suspension and termination are primary steps to creating a stronger NFL response to domestic violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2014
Media Contact: Jessica Merrill, Communications & Development Manager: jessica@cpedv.org (916) 444-7163, x118

Ray Rice’s suspension and termination are primary steps to creating a stronger NFL response to domestic violence
California teams’ commitment to prevention work now needed

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Partnership Announces Recipients of Statewide Economic Empowerment Grants, Funded by Allstate Foundation

Media Advisory:

Contact: Camille Hayes, Public Affairs Specialist, camille@cpedv.org
California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
Phone: 916-444-7163; Fax: 916-444-7165
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Domestic Violence Coalition Announces Recipients of Statewide Economic Empowerment Grants, Funded by Allstate Foundation

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Domestic Violence Employment Protections Bill Becomes Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Sharon Terman, 415-864-8848, sterman@las-elc.org, www.las-elc.org
Camille Hayes, 916-444-7163, camille@cpedv.org, www.cpedv.org
Lisa Gardiner, 916-651-4019, lisa.gardiner@sen.ca.gov, www.senate.ca.gov/sd19

Domestic Violence Employment Protections Bill Becomes Law

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Domestic Violence Employment Protections Bill Heads to the Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Rachael Langston, 415-864-8848, rlangston@las-elc.org, www.las-elc.org
Camille Hayes, 916-444-7163, camille@cpedv.org, www.cpedv.org
Lisa Gardiner, 916-651-4019, lisa.gardiner@sen.ca.gov, www.senate.ca.gov/sd19

Domestic Violence Employment Protections Bill Heads to the Governor

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California 2012 Domestic Violence Census Released; Over 1,100 Service Requests Went Unmet Due to Lack of Resources

The new Domestic Violence Counts: A 24-hour Census of Domestic Violence Shelters and Programs report released by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) reveals that in 2012, California…

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Bill Expanding Housing Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors Passes Senate Unanimously

Today, Senate Bill 612 (Leno) passed the Senate floor with overwhelming bipartisan support in a 38-0 vote. SB 612 strengthens existing protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and elder or dependent abuse who must terminate their leases…

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Partnership Announces New Initiative to Treat Trauma in Victims of Violence: Pathways to Healing Project Funded Through a $25,000 Verizon Grant

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) will help state domestic violence service providers better understand the effects of violence on victims, thanks to a $25,000 Verizon Foundation grant.

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Groundbreaking Bill Passes Labor Relations Committee; California Lagging Behind in Domestic Violence Workplace Protections

Today, Senate Bill 400 (Jackson) passed the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee, the first step in establishing more reliable workplace protections for…

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California Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Join National Movement to say NO MORE to Violence Against Women

Today the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) are joining a nationwide effort to launch the country’s first unifying symbol…

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Bipartisan Violence Against Women Act Passes House; California Advocates Applaud Strong Support for Victims, Families

Today the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 286-138. The bill contains provisions to protect…

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LAS-ELC, Partnership, and CALCASA Co-Sponsor Bill to Protect Employment Rights of Survivors of Violence

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just introduced SB 400, a bill to protect the employment rights of survivors…

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Violence Against Women Act Passes Senate; California Advocates Applaud Strong Support for Victims, Families

Senate Bill 47, the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), passed the Senate today in a vote of 78-22, with many Republicans crossing the aisle…

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California Legislators Urge Congress to Pass Strong Violence Against Women Act

Today legislators in the California Senate and Assembly passed three resolutions urging federal lawmakers to pass a strong, bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), recognizing the importance of…

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Domestic Violence Advocates Applaud Gun Policy Recommendations

Today President Obama presented a series of gun policy proposals, based on recommendations made by a task force assembled in the wake of the Newtown school massacre. Domestic violence advocates…

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DV Coalition Launches New “B.O.S.S.” Economic Empowerment Program with Support from Allstate Foundation

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Allstate Foundation to provide economic empowerment and financial literacy training…

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California DV Coalition Urges San Francisco Supervisors to Adopt Official Misconduct Findings Against Ross Mirkarimi

Tomorrow, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting to decide whether to adopt the Ethics Commission’s findings and sustain the official misconduct charges against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.

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October is DV Awareness Month; Advocates Applaud Governor, Legislature for Passing Victims’ Rights Legislation

Today marks the first day of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and advocates across the state are commending the legislature and Governor Brown for their actions this session to support domestic violence victims and their families.

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Governor Signs Domestic Violence Fee Bill, Increases Revenue for Life-Saving Services

On Monday Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 2094 (Butler) into law. The bill had passed through the legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support, and the new law will ensure that domestic violence organizations get the revenue from fees they are entitled to under the law.

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Four-County Audit Reveals Counties Owe Shelters Hundreds of Thousands in Backlog of Undisbursed Fee

Yesterday the California State Auditor released a report examining 4 counties (Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and Santa Clara) on their allocation of fees collected from people convicted of domestic violence crimes. By law, counties are required…

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Teen Dating Abuse Prevention Bill Stalls; Advocates Will Continue Working for Safe Schools

AB 1880, a teen dating violence prevention measure, has stalled in the Senate Appropriations Committee and will not be moving forward. The measure, by Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), aimed at reducing dating abuse in middle and high schools…

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Domestic Violence Coalition Awarded a Dept. of Public Health Contract for Groundbreaking Statewide Prevention Project

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) has won an important statewide contract from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to develop, implement and evaluate core competencies for domestic violence and teen dating violence…

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Domestic Violence Fines Bill Passes Assembly in Bipartisan Landslide

Yesterday the State Assembly overwhelming passed Assembly Bill 2094 (Butler) with a 74-0 vote. AB 2094 seeks to close loopholes in existing law that can prevent California communities from collecting the fines and fees that are assessed against people convicted of domestic violence crimes. Specifically, it increases the minimum…

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New Nationwide Survey Shows Demand for Domestic Violence Services Up Sharply in a Down Economy

A new survey released Monday by the Mary Kay Foundation shows that the persistent economic downturn has had a serious impact on domestic violence shelters. The “Mary Kay Truth About Abuse Survey” reveals that not only have shelters seen an increase…

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Domestic Violence Coalition Sponsors Groundbreaking Dating Abuse Prevention Bill, AB 1880

Yesterday, Assemblymember Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), introduced AssemblyBill 1880, Dating Abuse Prevention: School Policies and Procedures. The bill, sponsored by the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership), would fill in gaps in existing law, to help California schools…

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San Leandro Murder-Suicide Highlights Need for Teen Dating Violence Prevention Resolution Introduced Today

In the wake of the January 27th murder of 15 year-old Myrna Umanzor, the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) calls on state lawmakers to support the resolution introduced today by Assemblymember Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), designating February 2012 as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Police suspect…

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CDC Releases First-Ever National Survey of Intimate Partner Violence

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) today welcomed groundbreaking new survey data which highlights the urgent need for funding and services…

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Domestic Violence Advocates Sign on to Amicus Brief Questioning Validity of “Parental Alienation” Defense

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership), the statewide domestic violence coalition, has signed on to an amicus brief filed last week concerning the case McRoberts v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County. The brief concerns a case in which custody of three children was…

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“Crime After Crime” Premieres on the Oprah Winfrey Network Thursday, November 3rd

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) and filmmaker Yoav Potash have been coordinating on a statewide series of screenings of Potash’s award-winning documentary “Crime After Crime,” which tells the story…

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Hopeline from Verizon Donates $10,000 to the Partnership

On Friday, HopeLine from Verizon presented The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership), the statewide domestic violence coalition, with a $10,000 check at a Domestic Violence Awareness Month event…

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Journey of Hope Tour Reaches San Francisco

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) is proud to bring a nationwide awareness-raising campaign to San Francisco, to commemorate…

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In Wake of High School Murder, LA School District Votes on Landmark Teen Violence Prevention Resolution

On Friday, 17 year-old Cindi Santana was stabbed to death in a courtyard at her LA-area high school; her 18 year-old ex-boyfriend Abraham Lopez is scheduled to be arraigned…

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Legislature Adopts Resolution for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Lets Dating Violence Education Bill Die

On June 6th, the Senate adopted ACR 29 (Bonilla) designating February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Advocates acknowledged the importance of the state’s recognition of this serious problem, even as…

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Film Follows Timeline of Domestic Violence Homicide of Verizon Employee

Jenesse Center Inc, the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence and Verizon will team up to present Telling Amy’s Story—a documentary that follows the timeline of the domestic violence homicide…

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