Brides March Against Domestic Violence Favorite 



Sep 26 2017


New York City

"Over 200 women, many dressed in bridal gowns, joined the Brides March through Manhattan on Tuesday, an annual event aiming to draw public spotlight on the often hidden scourge of domestic violence.
Prior to the march, the women lined up on the pews of Christ Church in Washington Heights section of New York for a ceremony with survivors and advocates who gave testimony about the continuing numbers of deaths from domestic violence and the occasional victory from a survivor.
This years event coincided with proposed federal cuts to funds which provide help for victims."

"Each surrogate bride carried a white placard printed in black lettering with the year, and a number of victims, “2004 – 67 victims,” “2005 – 68 victims, 2006 - 73 victims.”

Jacobs said if the cuts are implemented it would affect the outcomes for over 260,000 victims who would not able to access shelters, and social programs at the federal, state and local level.
Jacobs urged the audience to take action by calling their congressional representatives to stop the proposed budget cuts and to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

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