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CAEPV News - 2004
7 December 2004 - Bloomington, Illinois
Texas Governor's Commission for Women Joins the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
The Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence is pleased to announce that the Texas Governor's Commission for Women is the newest Alliance member. CAEPV Executive Director Kim Wells said, "We are very excited that the Texas Governor's Commission on Women has joined CAEPV. It is the first Governor's Commission for Women in the United States to do so, and we look forward to partnering with the Commission as we work together to reduce the incidence of domestic violence."

The Texas Governor's Commission for Women promotes opportunities for Texas Women through outreach, education, research and referral services. The Commission's goals include promoting issues concerning Texas women and their families, reducing the incidence of domestic violence, providing resource information in response to constituent requests, and to highlight the accomplishments of notable Texas women.

The Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence is a leading force in the fight against intimate partner violence and its effects on the workplace. It is the only national organization of its kind founded by business leaders and focused on the workplace. Since 1995, the Alliance has brought together dozens of progressive companies who exchange information, collaborate on projects, and use their influence to instigate change. The Alliance offers extensive research, policy knowledge and issue expertise to the business community, including training, program guidance, and crisis consultation - with programs designed to make the workplace safe and to prevent intimate partner violence from impacting the workplace.

CAEPV has member and associate organizations reaching over one million employees nationwide. Corporate members include Altria Group, Inc., American Express, ADM, Avon Products, Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Blue Shield of California Foundation, CIGNA, Eastman Kodak, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Legal Momentum. Lifetime Television, Liz Claiborne Inc., Mary Kay Inc., Northern Trust, RAND, State Farm Insurance Companies, Verizon Communications and Verizon Wireless. Internationally, the Office of the Status of Women, Commonwealth of Australia, is a CAEPV member organization.

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