WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., introduced a bipartisan resolution this week that would make October National Domestic Violence Awareness month.
“As a former prosecutor, I have seen the harmful effects that domestic violence has on families,” Klobuchar said in a statement. “Families should not have to live in fear, and we must continue to work to raise awareness and support the programs that help those who have endured domestic violence.”
Klobuchar mentioned the recent death of Lino Lakes resident Pam Taschuk, who was killed by her husband.
“The most disturbing part of this story is that Pam’s death is not a tragic anomaly,” Klobuchar said. “Pam is one of 200 Minnesota who have died as a result of domestic violence since 2000.”