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TEEN DATING VIOLENCE IS A NATIONAL BUT SILENT EPIDEMIC.


•Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.


•Only 33% of teens who were in a violent relationship ever told anyone about the abuse.

To break this cycle of dating violence, students need to know how to identify the warning signs of verbal, physical, and sexual abuse, and where to get help if they find themselves or a friend in an abusive situation.

Sign the petition and let the NC General Assembly know that our schools need teen dating violence prevention education. The goal of Promote SADA is to pass a Teen Dating Violence Prevention bill in North Carolina, which would require NC public high schools to include teen dating violence prevention (TDVP) education in the health curriculum. TDVP education is life-saving,  and will incur little to no additional costs to the NC school systems.

Around the country, many states have begun to mandate TDVP education in response to tragic, unnecessary teen dating violence deaths. 

  -It took the tragic murder of Lindsay Ann Burke for Rhode Island to pass the Lindsay Ann Burke Act in 2007, mandating TDVP education in public schools.

-It took the tragic murders of 15 year old Ortralla Mosley and 18 year old Jennifer Ann Crecente for Texas to pass a bill in 2007, requiring Texas school districts to implement TDV policies and education for their students.

-It took the tragic murders of Tiffany Barwick and Michael Ruschack at the hands of Barwick's ex-boyfriend for Florida to enact the Barwick/Ruschak Act in 2010, mandating TDVP education in all Florida public schools.

WE CANNOT WAIT FOR A TDV TRAGEDY TO BEGIN MANDATING TDVP EDUCATION IN OUR NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOLS.

Let's end this epidemic.

We need YOUR help and support in the fight against teen dating violence. Please sign this petition, pass it along, and let your NC Representatives and Senators know that we NEED Teen Dating Violence Prevention Education for our young adults.

This petition was delivered to:
  • State Representative
    Marvin Lucas
  • State Representative
    Linda Johnson
  • State Representative
    Tricia Cotham
  • State Representative
    Bobbie Richardson
  • State Representative
    Larry Bell
  • State Senator
    Tommy Tucker
  • State Senator
    Jim Davis
  • State Representative
    D. Craig Horn
  • State Representative
    Jimmy Dixon
  • North Carolina State House
  • State Representative
    John Blust
  • State Representative
    Marilyn Avila
  • State Representative
    Becky Carney
  • State Representative
    Carla Cunningham
  • State Representative
    Andy Wells
  • State Representative
    N. Leo Daughtry
  • State Representative
    Bryan Holloway
  • State Representative
    George Cleveland
  • State Representative
    Valerie Foushee
  • State Representative
    Jerry Dockham
  • State Representative
    James Langdon
  • North Carolina State Senate


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