Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings sends a message to young men at an Addison high school football game - "Be a man."
Rawlings spoke at Thomas Jefferson High School as a part of his initiative of challenging young men to stop domestic violence.
"There's a line you never cross," Rawlings told the crowd.
Not all young men in the audience have heard that message before, and some have seen domestic violence up close.
"I've seen my mom getting hurt by her boyfriend and it's wrong," Mark Gurrola, junior at Thomas Jefferson H.S., said.
That experience led Gurrola to sign the online pledge against domestic violence.
Back in March, Mayor Rawlings held a domestic violence rally to try and raise awareness about the problem. He said he wants men, young and old, to stand up against domestic violence.
Now he wants male students across Dallas Independent School District to sign the pledge.
The school with the most pledges by noon on Sunday will play a home game next season at AT&T Stadium.
To sign the pledge, visit www.DallasMen.org
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