TOPEKA – (October 12, 2012) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced plans to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month with speeches at events in Hays and Topeka.
“Preventing domestic violence is a critical concern for our entire state,” Schmidt said. “Many organizations and individual Kansans play an important role in reducing the rate of domestic violence in our state. I join with them in honoring the victims and focusing on ways to reduce violence and save lives.”
On Saturday, October 13, Schmidt will speak at the inaugural fundraising event for Jana’s Campaign in Hays. The organization, named in honor of the late Jana Mackey, a Hays resident and KU law student, aims to reduce domestic and dating violence through education and prevention programs. Learn more by visiting www.janascampaign.org.
Schmidt will also address the 19th Annual March to End Domestic Violence in Topeka on Friday, October 19. The march will begin at the south steps of the State Capitol.
Saturday, October 13
Remarks at Jana’s Campaign Fundraiser
“An Empty Place at the Table”
Robbins Center, Fort Hays State University
Friday, October 19
19th Annual March and Rally to End Domestic Violence
State Capitol, South Steps