Today across the state many gathered in support of the "Choose Respect" campaign.
Rallies were held in 160 different communities across Alaska to bring awareness to a rising problem of violence.
Alaska is ranked one of the top states, statistically, in violent behaviors such as domestic violence, sexual assault, and others.
The Choose Respect Campaign helps to bring the problem to the forefront of residents to help put a stop to the problem.
Governor Sean Parnell called today upon Alaskans to quote, "stand up against domestic violence and sexual assault" by hosting rallies similar to this.