Feb. 15, 2015
-- On Thursday, February 19, Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. will host its February celebration of Step Out In Blue, which was started for the purpose of quietly supporting law enforcement by wearing blue. During the first month, the organization saw an explosion of support across the country, which sparked a year-long celebration – “2015: A Year In Blue”.
As the February date closes in, it is the hope of WBTB that the excitement will catch on once again and continue throughout the year. “Wives Behind the Badge is proud to be a positive voice for law enforcement, but we cannot do it alone. With over 500 volunteers spanning the United States, our reach is unique, and as we continue to build out our Year In Blue events, we are overjoyed at the response and support of our fans,” says Erika Lolkus, CEO.
In addition to Step Out In Blue, the organization’
s Auxiliaries have jumped in at the state level to create massive support throughout cities and towns with “Paint The Town Blue” events, which will take place in conjunction with national Step Out In Blue days in 2015. North Carolina was first to go blue in January with events throughout the state. In February, Louisiana and West Virginia will host their own blue events. The response in West Virginia has been nothing short of amazing as the House and Senate in Charleston give honor and thanks to officers, inviting them to attend a special portion of their Session on February 19. Towns and cities have challenged one another across the states and Auxiliary directors Brooke Lowe (LA) and Jan Miller (WV) are delighted with the outpouring of support. Pennsylvania has begun efforts to Paint The Town Blue in March. These events allow supporters to showcase a blue ribbon or light on their home, office or business and encourage creativity. For information on when your state will turn blue, supporters are encouraged to contact their state Auxiliary.