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Dallas County Democratic and Republican Parties Endorse Mayor Mike Rawlings’ “Men Against Abuse Rally”

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JOIN THE MOVEMENT at www.dallasmenagainstabuse.com on 3/23/13 at 10am at Dallas City Hall

Leaders of Dallas County’s Democratic and Republican Parties wholeheartedly endorse next month’s “Men Against Abuse Rally” to end domestic violence in Dallas.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings is calling for 10,000 men to join him at City Hall Plaza at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 23, and pledge the following: to never commit an act of violence against women, hold abusive men accountable for their actions, to promote domestic violence awareness, educate young women in their lives to never accept violence in a relationship, and teach young men that violence is never an acceptable way to express anger or displeasure.

Dallas County’s Democratic Party Chair Darlene Ewing and Republican Party Chair Wade Emmert are troubled by the startling statistics of domestic violence in Dallas, with 13,000 incidents last year, including 26 murders, more than double the year before, and four already this year.

“Despite our political differences, we can all agree that crossing party lines and speaking out about this epidemic is the right thing to do,” Mr. Emmert said.

“I represent domestic violence survivors in my private law practice and I’m excited about this effort because I want these crimes to be a rarity,” Ms. Ewing said.

Mr. Emmert and Ms. Ewing are encouraging their precinct chairs and grassroots club members to attend the rally and take Mayor Rawlings’ pledges against domestic violence.

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