When you meet PA State Senator Leanna Washington you see a smart, beautiful and powerful woman. It's hard to imagine forty five years ago - she was married to a man who beat her so severely he broke her ribs and took her to emergency to make sure she didn't tell anyone how she was injured so severely. Washington was beaten regularly and emotionally abused even more. In the end it wasn't a sense of self preservation but a fear for her children that inspired her to pack what few belongings she was able to muster and escape to another city. Washington traveled a long and difficult road to get to where she is today and she's dedicated her life to making sure other women get the support and help they need to deal with domestic abuse. State Senator Leanna Washington is sponsoring the 6th Annual Walk/Run to End Domestic Violence on Saturday October 26th. Check out the video below for more info and be sure to go to our community page tomorrow for a Digital Town Hall on Domestic Violence.
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