Contact Us

Groups Seek More Funds to Avert Domestic Violence

Minnesota Issues
iStockPhotos

ST. PAUL (AP) – The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women is seeking more money to prevent domestic violence.

Liz Richards, the coalition’s executive director, says the group is seeking an additional $1.5 million a year for advocacy services. Three domestic violence programs have closed in the past eight months and others have reduced services due to funding cuts.

The coalition is one of six groups holding their annual Action Day to End Violence Against Women at the Capitol Tuesday, meeting with legislators and rallying at 1 p.m.

The coalition says at least 14 female homicide victims in Minnesota last year allegedly were killed by a current or former partner. Seven women have died in alleged intimate-partner homicides in Minnesota this year, compared with four at this time last year.

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!