GEORGETOWN — A nonprofit group advocating for survivors of domestic violence has planned a public protest event Tuesday on The Circle in Georgetown.
The Domestic Violence Ambassadors’ event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., said New Castle County resident Dawn Riley, who formed DVA in November 2020 “in partnership with the SUPER Newark Lions Club.”
“I am a victim who has never received an inkling of help,” said Ms. Riley. “We’re going to come down and we’re going to start putting our voices out here. We’re going to fight to get the law so that the infrastructure is beneficial to the victims, and that there is consequences — real consequences — when you assault somebody.”
Plans include protest signs, informational items and a survivors’ line to allow domestic violence survivors the opportunity to share their stories.
Ms. Riley said invitations have been extended to Gov. John Carney and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long to attend. The DVA has received permission from the Town of Georgetown to hold the event, Ms. Riley said.
Organizers are hoping for a good turnout.
“I’ve reached 8,000 people with my post. I’m telling people … 25 to 50, but I don’t know,” Ms. Riley said.
The DVA addresses multiple levels of domestic violence, and its mission is to make sure that no one suffers alone.
For more information, visit dvambassadors.com.