Ohh, this is a cool idea. Governor Pail LePage has turned the Blaine House in Augusta purple in honor of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month. And to light things up even more, 40 purple candle lights will be lit in the windows of the Blaine House to recognize Mainers who have been lost to domestic violence.

Monday Oct 22, Governor LePage delivered the welcoming remarks and spoke about the important role men have to make domestic violence and abuse socially unacceptable. The Governor applauded the efforts of many individuals and organizations across the State of Maine working to educate Mainers about domestic violence and abuse. Governor LePage is particularly supportive of males taking a proactive role to make domestic violence socially unacceptable. He encourages all men to “speak up, stand up, and man up” in an effort to eliminate the crime of domestic violence.