1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men experience domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is a crisis and the crisis infects our community’s economy and ability to be healthy and happy. This crisis perpetuates due to the system, as systemic domestic abuse. To end systemic domestic abuse, we need policies, policy makers, and supervisors who will work together to break the cycle. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.
Step One: Sign the Petition to add Coercive Control to Legislative Statutes. Currently, coercive control is not considered an offense in domestic violence, when we know that domestic violence is a form of domestic abuse. We know that abusers will seek to control their victims physically, but also collectively through emotional, psychological, financial, sexual, and mental abuse. Click here to see the Drafts of the Bill’s which will address these issues.
Step Two: Share your stories, or stories you learn about, with legislators.
Step Three: Elect Felicia Chew as one of the five Pima County Supervisors in 2020, to help implement effective practices and programs through a system of continuous improvement, which will break the cycle of domestic abuse.