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LePage to speak with Lewiston students about Domestic Abuse Awareness

Posted April 22, 2013, at 5:49 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Since becoming governor, Paul LePage has traveled throughout Maine, speaking to thousands of people, to promote awareness about domestic violence. Gov. LePage again will share his experience with domestic abuse and his thoughts on how Mainers can address the problem when he visits students at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Lewiston High School.

“Domestic violence affects us all here in Maine,” said Gov. LePage in a State House press release. “I am committed to speaking out about this heinous crime, and I am dedicated to working together with Maine people in making this socially unacceptable in our state.”

Each high school student will receive a booklet with a personal note from the governor, information and resources for supporting domestic violence victims, as well as an awareness wristlet with the governor’s motto, “If it is to be, it is up to me.”

“These young men and women will become our next generation of leaders, and I want them to know that they have the power to stop domestic abuse. If we are to make domestic violence socially unacceptable, it is up to all of us to stand up and speak out against it,” the governor said.

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