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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Background on the President’s Domestic Violence Awareness Event Today

This afternoon, President Obama will deliver remarks in the East Room at the Domestic Violence Awareness Month event.  The audience will be comprised of advocates, women’s and fatherhood groups, faith leaders and law enforcement agencies.

**Fact sheet attached**

PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

Vice President Joe Biden
Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President and Chair, White House Council on Women and Girls
Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women
Joe Torre, Founder of the Safe at Home Foundation, former Major League Baseball player and manager

ELECTED OFFICIALS EXPECTED TO ATTEND

US Senator Frank Lautenberg, D-NJ
US Representative Donna Edwards, D-MD
Mayor Mitch Landrieu, D-New Orleans

ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS EXPECTED TO ATTEND

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Rosie Rios, US Treasurer
Susan Carbon, Director, Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice
Sara Manzano-Diaz, Director of the Women’s Bureau, Department of Labor
Ann Marie Oliva, Director of Special Needs Assistance Programs, Housing and Urban Development