“Make no mistake: men’s violence against women is a men’s issue- It’s our problem. And I’m here to say we’ve had enough of women being disrespected, and we won’t tolerate it any longer. It’s not only about not being violent; it’s about changing a culture that says ‘violence is okay.’ I promise to stop laughing at jokes we’ve all participated in. I promise to speak out against domestic violence. And I’m asking men in Dallas — and everywhere — to do the same. Let’s make our homes, and our cities, safe for all.”
More about Mayor Rawlings:
Mike Rawlings has served as mayor of Dallas since 2011, bringing with him three decades of high-level business and civic leadership. In addition to a successful career in marketing, advertising, and business management, Mayor Rawlings has also served as a volunteer leader with a proven record of tackling some of Dallas’s toughest challenges. As the city’s “Homeless Czar”, he oversaw the construction and opening of The Bridge, a homeless advocacy non-profit program that raised more than $12 million to provide daily assistance for more than 1,000 homeless men and women, effectively reducing the number of chronically homeless by nearly 57% over five years. Most recently, Mayor Rawlings delivered a widely publicized plea for men in his city and beyond to combat violence against women by challenging and changing “the culture of male violence.”
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