VIDEO: Sen. Akshar Announces Funding for Domestic Violence Services

On Friday, Octoer 5th, Senator Fred Akshar joined the Crime Victims Assistance Center, the YWCA and Rise-NY to kick-off National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and “Paint the Town Purple” at the Peacemaker Stage as part of October's First Friday in downtown Binghamton. Paint the Town Purple is a national campaign to raise awareness of and prevent domestic violence. Attendees enjoyed music, performances, painting stations and more. Akshar was also on hand to announce over $82,000 in state funding for local domestic violence services.