Choose Respect rallies vow to end domestic violence across AK


by Your Alaska Link News Team

ANCHORAGE-The Last Frontier has more reports of domestic violence and sex crimes than any other US state.

As part of his mission to combat these crimes, Gov. Sean Parnell launched the Choose Respect campaign.Gov.Parnell has labeled domestic violence and sexual assault an epidemic for the state.

The campaign started in 2009. Communities from Anchorage to Nome, Homer to Barrow vow to change the culture of this generation of Alaskans.

The governor and First lady participated at the rally in Valdez. He said promoting the value of respect empowers more Alaskans to speak out against sexual abuse and domestic violence.


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