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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR STATE OF OREGON 2012 PROCLAMATION

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

To view the 2011 Official Proclamation from the Governor of Oregon, click on the link below.

2012 OR Governor Official Proclamation

WHEREAS: A world without abuse and violence is a dream we all share, and

WHEREAS: Any form of mistreatment of another is abuse and all people have the moral and legal Right to Live Free of Abuse and Violence, and

WHEREAS: We recognize that respect for ourselves and others is key to developing healthy relationships, and

WHEREAS: Anger is a feeling, abuse and/or violence is a choice – both violence and nonviolence are learned behaviors often taught at a very young age, and

WHEREAS: Verbal and emotional abuse can be just as damaging as physical violence to a person’s self worth, creating scars that are carried for the rest of his/her life, and

WHEREAS: We acknowledge that each of us must come to understand that it is within our personal power to choose not to use abuse and/or violence to resolve conflict, and

WHEREAS: We, together with communities around the country and overseas, recognize the Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project’s Pledge is an effective tool and a key piece of the puzzle in abuse and violence prevention education, and

WHEREAS: Let us all join Hands to unite as a family, community, state, nation and world by pledging, both privately and publicly: “I WILL NOT USE MY HANDS OR MY WORDS FOR HURTING MYSELF OR OTHERS”

NOW,THEREFORE, I, John A. Kitzhaber, M.D., Governor of the State of Oregon, hereby proclaim October 16-22, 2011 to be HANDS & WORDS ARE NOT FUR HURTING WEEK in Oregon and encourage all citizens to join in this observance.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and cause the Great Seal of the State of Oregon to be affixed. Done at the State Capitol in the City of Salem in the State of Oregon on this day, September 18, 2012.

Governor’s Signature _____________________________

Secretary of State Signature _______________________________

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BEFORE THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR MARION COUNTY, OREGON

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

To view the official signed 2011 Proclamations from the Marion County Board of Commissioners click the link below:

2011 Marion County Commissioners Hands &  Words Proclamation

In the matter of proclaiming )
October 16-22, 2011, to be )
Hands & Words Are Not )
For Hurting Week )

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, a community without abuse and violence is a dream we all share; and

WHEREAS, any form of mistreatment of another is abuse and all people have the moral and legal Right to Live Free of Abuse and Violence; and

WHEREAS, each of us must come to understand that it is within our personal power to choose not to use abuse and violence to resolve conflict; and

WHEREAS, we recognize that respect for ourselves and others is key to developing healthy relationships at every age and in all circumstances; and

WHEREAS, the principal of non-violent resolution of conflict must be taught to our children and practiced within each of our families; and

WHEREAS, verbal and emotional abuse can be just as damaging as physical violence to a person’s self worth, creating scars that are carried for the rest of his/her life, and

WHEREAS, verbal abuse such as name calling, insulting, and belittling frequently escalates into simple force like pushing, grabbing or slapping, and the worst scenario is the escalation to rage, serious violence, and even murder, and

WHEREAS: we, the commissioners of Marion County, together with communities around the country and overseas, recognize the Hands Are Not For Hurting Project’s Pledge is an effective tool in abuse and violence prevention education; and

NOW, THEREFORE, the Marion County Board of Commissioners, do hereby proclaim the week of October 16 through 22, 2011, to be the 14th Annual National

HANDS & WORDS ARE NOT FUR HURTING WEEK

In Marion County, and encourage all citizens of Marion County to join Hands to unite as a family and a community to Pledge, both privately and publicly, that

“I Will Not Use My Hands Or My Words For Hurting Myself Or Others”

Dated this 5th day of October, 2011

MARION COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

________________________________________________________
Chair

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2011 Proclamation from Board of Directors Salem-Keizer School District 24J

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Board of Directors

Salem-Keizer School District 24J

Salem, Oregon

Proclamation

WHEREAS,      a world without abuse and violence is a dream we all share; and

WHEREAS,      we acknowledge that any form of mistreatment of another is abuse; and

WHEREAS,      abuse can be in the form of verbal, mental or physical; and often escalates to further violence; and

WHEREAS,      we believe that all people have the right to live free of abuse and violence; and

WHEREAS,      we believe that every person can make a difference in stopping abuse and violence by not using violence to control others, by not tolerating any form of abuse from others, and by developing healthy relationships at every age and in all circumstances based on respect and equality; and

WHEREAS,      we recognize and support the efforts of District staff and our community in promoting respect and equality for all people, teaching conflict resolution behaviors, and helping students learn how to stop abusive cycles; and

WHEREAS: we recognize the Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project’s Pledge is an effective tool in abuse and violence prevention education; and

NOW THEREFORE, the Board of Directors of Salem-Keizer School District 24J

Proclaims October 16-22, 2011, to be the 14th Annual National

HANDS & WORDS ARE NOT FOR HURTING WEEK

in the Salem-Keizer School District.  We call upon our community to observe October 16-22 2011 as the “Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Week” and encourage everyone in the community to take the Pledge:  “I Will Not Use My Hands Or My Words For Hurting Myself Or Others.”®

Chairperson                                                                           Date

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2011 Salem Mayor City Council Proclamation

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Proclamation

WHEREAS, a community without abuse and violence is a dream we all share; and

WHEREAS, any form of mistreatment of another is abuse and all people have the moral and legal Right to Live Free of Abuse and Violence; and

WHEREAS, each of us must come to understand that it is within our personal power to choose not to use abuse and violence to resolve conflict; and

WHEREAS, we recognize that respect for ourselves and others is key to developing healthy relationships at every age and in all circumstances; and

WHEREAS, the principal of non-violent resolution of conflict must be taught to our children and practiced within each of our families; and

WHEREAS, verbal and emotional abuse can be just as damaging as physical violence to a person’s self worth, creating scars that are carried for the rest of his/her life, and

WHEREAS, verbal abuse such as name calling, insulting, and belittling frequently escalates into simple force like pushing, grabbing or slapping, and the worst scenario is the escalation to rage, serious violence, and even murder, and

WHEREAS:  we, together with communities around the country and overseas, recognize the Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project’s Pledge is an effective tool, a key piece of the puzzle in abuse and violence prevention education; and

NOW, THEREFORE, Anna M. Peterson, Mayor of the City of Salem, do hereby proclaim the week of October 21 through 27, 2012, to be the 15th Annual National

HANDS & WORDS ARE NOT FOR HURTING WEEK

in Salem, and encourage all citizens of Salem to join Hands & Hearts to unite as a family and a community to Pledge, both privately and publicly, that

“I Will Not Use My Hands Or My Words For Hurting Myself Or Others”®

Dated this ­­­__ day of October, 2012

Signed____________

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