(Extensions of Remarks - April 25, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E551]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []

                        SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS


                      HON. MICHAEL G. FITZPATRICK

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, April 25, 2013

  Mr. FITZPATRICK. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to raise awareness of an 
issue that harmfully affects many individuals both in my district and 
throughout the United States. April represents Sexual Assault Awareness 
Month, which was instituted as a means to spread the word about the 
frequency and aftermath of sexual assault, as well as to garner support 
for community programs focused on prevention.
   April 26th marks the 2nd Annual ``Wear Teal to Work Day,'' an event 
organized by the Network of Victim's Assistance (NOVA), a community 
group located in my district with a mission to support, counsel, and 
empower victims of sexual assault. Several businesses and organizations 
throughout Pennsylvania have readily agreed to endorse this initiative, 
and I applaud them for their contributions.