STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on the 18th annual Denim Day

“Sexual assault is not a women’s issue — it’s a crime that everyone has a responsibility to confront, and that we can all play a role in ending. It begins with awareness, and that’s why Los Angeles is committed to the fight against sexual violence and Angelenos join people across America in wearing jeans on Denim Day. We are standing against harmful misconceptions and sending a simple, powerful message to victims and survivors: ‘You are not alone.’” — Mayor Eric Garcetti

Victims of sexual violence can find resources and assistance online at or by calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline at (800) 656-HOPE (4673).