San Antonio: District 8 Councilman Submits First of Three Proposals to Address Domestic Violence

CONTACT: Erin Nichols, 210-207-2881

SAN ANTONIO (October 7, 2021) — Today, Councilman Pelaez submitted the first of three proposals to address domestic violence that will be released throughout October in the spirit of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

"In the State Legislature's second special session, a bill was passed to create a parental opt out loophole that will reduce the number of students that may receive vital information to help inform about, prevent, and report child abuse, family violence, dating violence, and sex trafficking.

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Perpetrators of abuse do not give their victims the ability to opt out – which is why I am calling for measures to condition city funding and support to schools and universities on their ability to ensure that all students are given access to age-appropriate instruction on these issues.

I want to thank my colleagues Councilman Bravo, Councilwoman Rocha-Garcia, Councilwoman Castillo, and Councilwoman Sandoval for supporting this proposal and demonstrating our commitment on City Council to take every reasonable measure to address family violence, abuse, and sex trafficking."

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