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Rogers Communications To Combat Domestic Violence

Posted by familydynamics on January 30, 2008

Rogers Communications has issued a corporate challenge in the fight against domestic violence in Edmonton. Last year, the Safe Connection program, which is operated by the city’s Spousal Violence Intervention Team (SVIT) started putting cellphones in the hands of people at risk for domestic violence.

The Safe Connection program allows women to maintain a cellphone account independent, or even secret, from their abusive partners – so they can contact family, friends, shelters or counselling as needed.

Spokesman Rebecca Catley says Rogers is consequently calling on both businesses and individuals to donate at least $10,000 toward Safe Connection by Feb. 18, Family Day, because the Edmonton Police Foundation has already pledged to match donations up to that amount.

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One Response to “Rogers Communications To Combat Domestic Violence”

  1. My name is Myra Spearman and I am the founder and creator of The Weaker Vessel, Inc. which is the first national on-line database of domestic violence abusers. We are currently working with every state to obtain their domestic violence records on a regular basis. On Monday, I read that Assemblywoman Fiona Ma of San Francisco, CA introduced Assembly Bill 1771 called the “Domestic Violence Prevention & Right To Know Act of 2008” which would set up a state database of domestic violence abusers in California. I fully support her efforts and I believe that all of the states should adopt the same or similar legislation. With politics being so unpredictable, the CA legislation may not pass. I do not want folks to think that if the legislation does not pass that there is not another resource. There is a no cost national domestic violence database on-line today.

    We are currently looking for corporate sponsors!

    Please visit the site at: http://www.theweakervessel.org

    I am available questions by email at myra0919@yahoo.com

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