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Senator Crapo to attend ISU event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is scheduled to join community leaders, including Idaho State University President Dr. Arthur Vailas, to mark National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Monday.

Because the event is on Halloween, the theme is “It Shouldn’t Be Scary TO Be In A Relationship” and will take place in the ISU’s Rendezvous Complex Conference suites A, B and C from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

There will also be a Violence Against Women Act panel discussion and news conference.

The event is to serve as reminders that help is available to those who are affected by domestic and sexual violence.

National statistics reveal that one in four women face the threat of violence and assault and for teens, it is one in three.

Crapo was the lead Republican sponsor in the Congress on renewing authorization for programs to help victims through the Violence Against Women Act and the Victims of Crime Act.

The schedule for the conference is as follows:

— 11:30 a.m. – Opening remarks and introduction by ISU President Arthur Vailas

— 11:35 a.m. – Comments by Crapo

— 11:45 a.m. – Comments by Stacey Gibson, Director of ISU’s Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity

— 11:55 a.m. – Comments by Sarah O’Banion of Family Services Alliance

— 12:05 p.m. – Comments by Audrey Jim of the Shoshone-Bannock tribes

— 12:15 p.m. – Media question-and-answer session and wrap up

For more information on this event, contact Stephanie Richardson at (208) 282-3590 or

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