PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Governor Paul LePage is stepping up his campaign against domestic violence.
The Governor spent most of Wednesday at Cheverus High School in Portland, talking with students about the need to end domestic violence.
The Governor met with members of the football team -- telling them its up to men to stop domestic violence, because eighty percent of the assaults are caused by men. The Governor talked about his own experience as a victim of violence in his family, and said it affects far too many families in Maine.
"You'd be surprised how many kids go through it, that's the key," explains LePage, "You just have no idea how many kids go through this when they're younger. And its OK its not their fault, just don't become one of them."
The Governor also addressed a full school assembly, and in the evening he's taking part in a public forum at the school. He says its important to reach teenagers about the problem, to help build an attitude that domestic violence is socially unacceptable.
The Governor says he will be holding similar events at other schools across the state over the next two years.