Bronx, NY – After news reports that Bronx State Senator Luis Sepúlveda has been arrested on domestic violence charges, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has issued the following statement:
“There are unfortunately too many families in our borough who have experienced domestic violence in their households. If it is true that State Senator Sepúlveda committed these horrible acts, then he must resign his elected office. I urge anyone who is experiencing domestic violence to know that they are not alone and there are people available who can help.”
New York City offers a 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-621-HOPE (1-800-621-4673). There may be resources available to help, including temporary housing, emergency shelter, and supportive services for yourself and your children.
For LGBTQ domestic violence issues, NYC Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Program can be contacted at 212-714-1141. For people with disabilities, Barrier-Free Living can be contacted at 212-533-4358.