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With your help, we've made great strides in the movement to end domestic violence in Rhode Island. We now invite you to stand with us, our task force of domestic violence survivors (SOAR - Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships), and six member agencies (Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center, Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County, Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center, Sojourner House, Women's Center of RI, Women's Resource Center) on March 11 as we let local leaders KNOW that we must all come together to prevent domestic violence.
Future generations need us to do the work involved in creating healthy communities that are free of violence. Our children have a right to a peaceful world where the threat of domestic violence no longer exists. Building this future is our responsibility and can be our legacy.
So please join us as we propel our movement forward on this special day. Let our collective presence send the message that the statewide domestic violence community is strong and committed to this issue. NO MORE. Together we can prevent and end domestic violence.
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The day was October 8th and the news had just reached us: Lucy Ponte was dead.
Ponte was a 54-year-old woman who, on August 13, 2012, was found strangled and severely beaten in her home with all indications being that the violence was committed by her husband, Mario Ponte. However, authorities would never know for sure: the same day that Lucy's body was found, police also found the body of Mario, who was dead of an apparent suicide. What was known was that Mario had a history of domestic violence charges in his background. It was also known that Lucy was planning to divorce her husband, an important and troubling clue since one of the most dangerous times for domestic violence victims is when they decide to leave a relationship.
Sadly, Lucy Ponte's story matches too many others. Upon her death, she joined the more than 80 Rhode Islanders who have died as a result of domestic violence since 2001; she illustrated the numbers showing that 1 in 4 women nationwide experience violence from their partners in their lifetimes; and she showed the deadly consequences associated with strangulation. One study found 43% of women killed by their intimate partners had been strangled by them in the year before they died.
Lucy Ponte was the mother of two adult sons. She could have been your next door neighbor, the person you confided in at work or a member of your book club. But now she is gone. This is unacceptable.
It's time to say NO MORE, and your generous contribution will help. [Read Letter]
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