Domestic Violence Billboard Featuring Mirkarimi Quote to Go Up Next Week
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La Casa de las Madres, which runs a shelter for domestic violence victims, announced Thursday that it had raised the money, exceeding the $4,000 it needed for the billboard, which will go up next week at 10th and Harrison streets in SOMA.
We told readers earlier this week about plans for the billboard, which will prominently display a reference to Mirkarimi's disturbing quote where he publicly stated that accusations he physically abused his wife, Eliana Lopez, is a "private matter, a family matter."
Here's what the new billboard will say: "Domestic Violence is NEVER a private matter. If you need help, call (877) 503-1850."
After La Casa de las Madres staffers started asking for donations this week, some 95 people stepped up, kicking in $4,025 to the campaign as of Thursday. The group is now working to raise enough money for a second billboard that will feature the same Mirkarimi-inspired message in Spanish.
The billboard will run for two weeks, coming down just as Mirkarimi's trial begins on Feb. 24.
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