City Council Proclamation Brings Awareness to Domestic Violence

Councilor Tammy Fiebelkorn and the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women declare October to honor survivors of domestic violence in New Mexico.

October 3, 2022 

City Councilor Tammy Fiebelkorn, District 7, is asking her fellow Councilors to declare the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the October 3, 2022 City Council Meeting with a proclamation.

On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States which equates to more than 10 million women and men in one year. “Domestic violence is a plague. I want to ensure that everyone is safe from family violence including children, animals, adults, and seniors. I hope everyone will take time this month to reach out to a survivor, learn more about prevention, and seek help when they need it,” requests Councilor Fiebelkorn.

Receiving the proclamation will be Director Angel Charley from the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women. “More than four out of five Native women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime,” said Director Charley. “I am hopeful that the City’s dedication to remembering the tragedies of domestic violence will honor survivors and provide support in tribal communities that are healing.”

The Coalition’s mission is to stop violence against Native women and children by advocating for social change in our communities and takes ownership and responsibility for the future of Native women and children by providing support, education, and advocacy using our strengths, power and unity to create violence-free communities. Albuquerque residents are strongly encouraged to be involved and learn more at http://www.CSVANW.org.

Read the entire proclamation.

The proclamation will be presented to Director Angel at the Monday, October 3, 2022 City Council Meeting beginning at 5:00 PM.