The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women is taking part in Action Day to End Violence Against Women on Tuesday, calling for more support to halt domestic violence.
Six groups in total will participate in the rally at the Capitol. The rally is held annually, but this year, the issue has already made multiple headlines. The coalition says at least 14 women last year were allegedly killed by a current or former partner in Minnesota. Additionally, seven women have died this year, compared to four at this time last year.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported three domestic violence programs have shut down in the past year. Several have reduced services due to funding costs, while the number of people seeking help in the state is close to 63,000.