Governor Paul R. LePage invites Mainers to the Blaine House on Monday, October 22 to raise awareness about domestic violence and abuse in Maine. At 5:30 p.m. a formal lighting ceremony, which will cast a purple hue onto the Blaine House, will take place. Purple is the official color that acknowledges domestic violence awareness.
Additionally, more than 40 purple candle lights will be lit in the windows of the Blaine House to recognize Mainers who have been lost to domestic violence.
Governor LePage will deliver welcoming remarks and speak about the important role men have to make domestic violence and abuse socially unacceptable. Jerry Cayer, vice president of Franklin Memorial Health Network, will also offer comments and present a solemn banner recognizing Mainers who have been killed at the hands of domestic violence and abuse.
The Governor applauds the efforts of many individuals and organizations across our State working to educate Mainers about domestic violence and abuse. Governor LePage is particularly supportive of males taking a proactive role to make domestic violence socially unacceptable. He encourages all men to “speak up, stand up, and man up” in an effort to eliminate the crime of domestic violence.