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Faced with the worst budget crisis since the great depression, the Topeka Kansas City council is considering the repeal of an ordinance banning domestic violence because some say the cost of prosecuting those cases is just too high. Countless women and children will immediately be put into harms way if this is repealed and could even die. The health related costs of domestic violence exceeds $5.8 Billion each year. Nearly $4.1 Billion of that is for direct medical and mental health care services, and nearly $1.8 billion are for the indirect costs of lost productivity or wages. Victims lost almost 8 million days of paid work because of the violence. Please sign this petition to let the Topeka City Council know that this is not ok. Read this article to see what is happening.  http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/10/06/338461/topeka-kansas-city-council-considers-decriminalizing-domestic-violence-to-save-money/

Letter to
District 5 Council Member Larry Wolgast
City Councilmember, District 8 Andrew Gray
City Councilmember, District 1 Karen Hiller
and 8 others
City Councilmember, District 7 Bob Archer
City Councilmember, District 6 Chad Manspeaker
City Councilmember, District 4 Denise Everhart
City Councilmember, District 9 Richard Harmon
City Councilmember, District 3 Sylvia Ortiz
Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor
Topeka, Kansas City Council Mayor Bill Bunten
City Councilmember, District 2 John Alcala
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Topeka, Kansas City Council.

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Stop the decriminalization of domestic violence.

Faced with the worst budget crisis since the great depression, the Topeka Kansas City council is considering the repeal of an ordinance banning domestic violence because some say the cost of prosecuting those cases is just too high. Countless women and children will immediately be put into harms way if this is repealed and could even die. Please sign this petition to let the Topeka City Council know that his is not ok.
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Sincerely,