In Allen County, February 14 is Officially “One Billion Rising Day”

The Allen County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed February 14 to be One Billion Rising Day.  Very cool!

The proclamation cites the volunteer efforts of One Billion Rising Fort Wayne volunteers and supporters, saying, “through this movement, our community is voicing its commitment to end violence against women and unite around love and respect for all.”  It goes on to urge all Allen County residents to “stand in solidarity with one billion others on our planet in sending the clear message that violence against women and girls is never acceptable.”

Read more here at their website and see the photo of Commissioners Therese Brown and Nelson Peters and some OBRFW volunteers as the proclamation is read.