Governor Spencer J. Cox Declares Oct. 2, 2023, as Domestic Violence Awareness Day in Utah
SALT LAKE CITY – Oct. 2, 2023
In a significant step towards addressing the critical issue of domestic violence in Utah, Governor Spencer J. Cox has joined hands with Altabank™and local organizations committed to serving those affected by domestic violence to declare October 2, 2023, as Domestic Violence Awareness Day in Utah. This proclamation underscores the urgent need to raise awareness, promote prevention, and support victims and survivors of domestic violence across the state.
As Domestic Violence Awareness Month runs through October, Altabank reaffirms its commitment to combating this issue. Domestic violence awareness and prevention stand as one of Altabank's four charitable contributions pillars. The bank works diligently with organizations across Utah dedicated to this cause. A list of organizations can be found at https://www.altabank.com/domesticviolence.
Terry Grant, CEO of Altabank, commented, "At Altabank, we believe in the power of collective action. Domestic violence affects our communities, our workplaces, and our families. By declaring today, October 2, 2023, as Domestic Violence Awareness Day in Utah, we aim to spotlight this pressing issue and emphasize the importance of awareness, prevention, and support."
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 33.6 percent of Utah women and 21.4 percent of Utah men experience intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking in their lifetimes. On a national level, one in three women and one in four men in the United States have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.
"Domestic violence affects the lives of too many individuals and families across our great state,” said Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox. “By declaring Oct. 2, 2023, as Domestic Violence Awareness Day in Utah, we can shine a light on the importance of awareness, prevention, and support. Together, we will build safer communities where everyone can thrive."
For additional information and domestic violence resources please visit: https://www.altabank.com/domesticviolence.
Altabank™, Division of Glacier Bank, is the largest community bank in Utah with 25 retail banking locations from Preston, ID to St. George, Utah. A full-service bank, Altabank provides loans, deposit and cash management services to businesses and individuals. Altabank’s clients have direct access to bankers who work understand their specific needs and offer customized solutions designed specifically to meet them. Altabank is a division of Glacier Bancorp, Inc., a regional bank holding company providing commercial banking services in 144 communities through 224 banking offices in Montana, Idaho, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada.