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Petitioning State Representative Chris Kapenga

Retract his damaging statement that women should stay with abusive spouses.

Don Pridemore, a representative in the state of Wisconsin, has recently made the appaling statement that women should never divorce their husbands for any reason, not even violent or abusive behavior. The damage that following such advice would create, for women and children, is obvious. In addition, for such a statement to be made by an authority figure makes the environment for survivors of domestic violence and child abuse that much more toxic, and the possibility of getting help and coming to safety that much more difficult. Victims of domestic violence face enough hardship in trying to find physical and emotional safety; they do not need to be shamed further. Please, consider signing this petition and leaving a comment regarding why such a statement is damaging; if you have personal information rather than statistical information, all the better. Let's make this this man face the human toll of such inexcusable insensitivity.

Letter to
State Representative Chris Kapenga
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Don Pridemore.

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Retract his damaging statement that women should stay with abusive spouses.

Don Pridemore, a representative in the state of Wisconsin, has recently made the appaling statement that women should never divorce their husbands for any reason, not even violent or abusive behavior. The damage that following such advice would create, for women and children, is obvious. In addition, for such a statement to be made by an authority figure makes the environment for survivors of domestic violence and child abuse that much more toxic, and the possibility of getting help and coming to safety that much more difficult. Victims of domestic violence face enough hardship in trying to find physical and emotional safety; they do not need to be shamed further. Please, consider signing this petition and leaving a comment regarding why such a statement is damaging; if you have personal information rather than statistical information, all the better. Let's make this this man face the human toll of such inexcusable insensitivity.
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Sincerely,