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National 'Wear Denim Day' Wednesday

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Kristen Remington
Channel 2 News
 

Kathleen Sandoval isn't just the first lady of Nevada, she also works to keep kids safe and families together - at the Children's Cabinet which is supporting a nationwide movement Wednesday.

Everyone will be wearing denim.  

This comes after an Italian supreme court overturned a man's rape conviction because the young woman was wearing jeans.  

They ruled it impossible to take off jeans without her help. The court ruled the sex was consensual. "As a way to revolt, the women including professionals, judges and went and put on denim jeans to represent that it doesn't matter what you're wearing... nobody deserves to be sexually assaulted."

Mrs. Sandoval, along with Lauren Denison of the Bring Bri Justice Foundation and Keli Wilson who founded the public safety website alertid.com are teaming up to create awareness. "Nobody deserves to be sexually assaulted. It's huge in our nation. Every two minutes someone is sexually assaulted, according to statistics."

 

 

So often, victims of sex crimes feel alone. "Because there's such a stigma about how embarrassing it is... or they deserved it... horrible things. No one should be victimized," says Lauren.

The ladies hope to mobilize the masses Wednesday by spreading the word.

 

 

 

Keli posted the call to action on alertid.com, which is more than 15,000 members strong. "So we're really excited to be part of promoting denim day for awareness and prevention of sexual assault."

 

And Governor Brian Sandoval sent out an email, encouraging all state workers to join him in wearing denim Wednesday as well. 

Millions of Americans are expected to participate in Denim Day tomorrow.

And in light of this campaign, Kathleen Sandoval also wants to remind everyone about the "Safe Place" program coordinated by the Children's Cabinet.

If a child feels threatened in any way, go to any McDonald's or any RTC bus for help. You can also call toll-free at 1-800-536-4588.

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