ADVISORY: LT. GOVERNOR BROWN TO PARTICIPATE IN WEEKEND EVENTS TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIME
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LT. GOVERNOR BROWN TO PARTICIPATE IN WEEKEND EVENTS TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIME
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (October 12, 2012) – This weekend, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will participate in two events to raise awareness for victims of violent crime and domestic violence. Tomorrow, Saturday, the Lt. Governor will welcome participants at the 9th Annual Crime Victims Fund 5K Run/1 Mile Walk, sponsored by the Office of Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks and Maryland’s Crime Victims Resource Center, Inc.
Sunday evening, Lt. Governor Brown will give remarks about the State’s efforts to raise awareness about domestic violence and provide resources for victims at the Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation’s 3rd annual benefit.
Lt. Governor Brown has led the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s efforts to combat domestic violence and protect victims. Brown led successful efforts in 2009 to improve domestic violence laws by giving judges the authority to take guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. In 2010, Brown worked with members of the General Assembly, domestic violence advocates and stakeholders to pass legislation allowing a victim of domestic abuse to terminate a residential lease with a copy of a final protective order. In 2012, Brown championed legislation to ensure that Marylanders who are forced to leave their employment to escape the threat of domestic violence will be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. Under the O’Malley-Brown Administration, domestic violence deaths in Maryland have dropped by 43 percent since 2007.
WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to Greet Participants at 9th Annual Prince George’s Crime Victims’ Fund Walk
WHERE: Paint Branch Park Trail
5511 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD
WHEN: TOMORROW, Saturday, October 13, 2012
WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to Give Remarks at Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation’s 3rd Annual Benefit
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Metro Center
7400 Wisconsin Avenue
WHEN: SUNDAY, October 14, 2012