PRINTER'S NO.  4111

  

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

  

HOUSE RESOLUTION

 

No.

870

Session of

2012

  

  

INTRODUCED BY KRIEGER AND CONKLIN, OCTOBER 1, 2012

  

  

INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35, OCTOBER 1, 2012  

  

  

  

A RESOLUTION

  

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Designating October 6, 2012, as "Demi Brae Cuccia Day" in

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Pennsylvania.

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WHEREAS, Families are the foundation of a safe and healthy

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community; and

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WHEREAS, Domestic violence crosses all racial, social,

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religious, ethnic, geographic and economic boundaries in our

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Commonwealth and our nation, where 1 in 3 citizens has witnessed

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a domestic violence incident; and

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WHEREAS, Teen dating violence patterns are similar to adult

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domestic violence, with widespread effects on individuals,

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families, schools, businesses and health care systems; and

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WHEREAS, At least 40% of teenagers between 11 and 12 years of

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age report that their friends have been victims of verbal abuse

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in relationships; and

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WHEREAS, Among teenagers in dating relationships, 30% have

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been text-messaged up to 30 times an hour by a partner finding

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out where they are, what they are doing or who they are with;

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and

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WHEREAS, Teen dating violence includes physical, emotional

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and sexual assault and harassment via texting, electronic mail

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or instant messaging; and

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WHEREAS, It is the goal of the House of Representatives that

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our communities be safe and our youths be protected; and

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WHEREAS, The Demi Brae Cuccia Awareness Organization focuses

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on the prevalence and the dangers of teen dating violence; and

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WHEREAS,  Demi Brae Cuccia was fatally stabbed in her

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Monroeville home by an ex-boyfriend on August 15, 2007; and

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WHEREAS, Born August 14, 1991, Demi Brae Cuccia was the

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daughter of Gary and Jodi Cuccia, who are honoring her memory

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through the Demi Brae Cuccia Awareness Organization; therefore

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be it

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RESOLVED, That, in recognition of the impact of teen dating

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violence on the health and well-being of our communities, the

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House of Representatives designate October 6, 2012, as  "Demi

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Brae Cuccia Day" in Pennsylvania.

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