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Mayor lights Honolulu Hale in blue for domestic violence awareness

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

If you drive by Honolulu Hale this week, you'll see it lit up in blue.

That's because it's "Hawaii Says NO MORE" week in Honolulu.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell made the proclamation Monday morning at Honolulu Hale.

"Hawaii Says NO MORE" is a campaign by the Joyful Heart Foundation, meant to help put an end to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse.

"We are going to be lighting up (Honolulu) Hale," Caldwell said. "It started last night in blue, and its going to go onto the 12th, and I hope people who drive down King Street and Punchbowl look up and see the blue of the hale and go, 'what is that about?'"  

"For too long, we've relied on those who have experienced violence to speak out, to be the brave ones, to speak out and stand up," said Maile Zambuto, National Chief Executive Officer of Joyful Heart Foundation. "And for every survivor who comes forward, 3 survivors will not."  

The Joyful Heart Foundation launched the campaign three years ago.

Other city officials and individuals who are dedicated to ending domestic violence, including University of Hawaii Head Football Coach Nick Rolovich and Hawaii News Now General Manager Rick Blangiardi, attended Monday's ceremony.  

"Our corporation counsel says we can't endorse anything, but I'm endorsing this program no matter what." Caldwell said.

"Hawaii Says NO MORE" week includes several domestic violence-awareness events across the state.

For more information and a list of activities, visit http://hawaiisaysnomore.org.

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