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Governor's 'No More' proclamation aimed at raising awareness about domestic violence

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The governor has declared March 5 to 12 "Hawaii Says No More" week to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault.

Gov. David Ige presented Maile Zambuto, CEO of the Joyful Heart Foundation, with the official proclamation on Friday.

The "Hawaii Says No More" campaign is put on by Joyful Heart in an effort to end sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse.

"Increasing public awareness about domestic violence is so important in our community," Ige said. "I think everyone needs to pull together to really make a statement to stamp out and end domestic violence in Hawaii."

On Thursday, the Women's Legislative Caucus organized members from the state House and Senate to take part in the campaign.

Lawmakers took a break from hearings to hold up "Hawaii Says No More" placards with handwritten statements taking a stand against domestic violence.

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