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End Rape on Campus (EROC) is a survivor advocacy organization dedicated to ending sexual violence through survivor support, public education, and policy and legislative reform.

We provide free, direct assistance to all survivors of gender-based and sexual violence on campus interested in filing federal complaints, organizing for change, or drawing public attention to hold their schools accountable.

We have assisted hundreds of students at dozens of schools file Title IXClery Act, and other civil rights complaints to seek justice and reform.

End Rape On Campus Statement on the Las Vegas Massacre and Day of Action Postponement

EROC Blog

I realized I could not celebrate Father’s day. I had no ability to dance for him. I could not celebrate the countless fathers who have caused pain directly and indirectly to their children through sexual violence.

End Rape On Campus Statement on the Las Vegas Massacre and Day of Action Postponement

End Rape On Campus

End Rape On Campus Statement on the Las Vegas Massacre and Day of Action Postponement

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we write following Sunday night’s tragic events in Las Vegas. Out of respect for the victims of last night’s attack, we, together with the other co-organizers of the National Vigil and Day of Action for Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault, have decided to postpone this Wednesday’s vigil until Thursday, October 19th.

As an organization committed to nonviolence, equality, and eradicating violence on college campuses, our team at EROC feels strongly that now is the time to both mourn the lives lost in Las Vegas this weekend and to call attention to the connections between these senseless acts of gun violence and the work that we do every day.

We must center the direct connection between gun violence and domestic and intimate partner violence in our national conversation about gun safety. According to Everytown for Gun Safety, in 2011, more than half of women murdered with guns in the U.S. were killed by intimate partners or family members. In over 50% of mass shootings between January 2009 and June 2014, the assailant murdered an intimate partner or family member.

There is no federal law that prohibits convicted abusive dating partners and stalkers from having guns. And an increasing number of colleges are allowing people to carry hidden guns despite that 94% of faculty oppose it and 79% of students reported that they would not feel safe if concealed weapons were allowed on campus. End Rape on Campus is also vehemently opposed to campus carry—campus sexual violence is enough of a problem already, the last thing we need is to make it easier for perpetrators to have deadly weapons that could turn an already violent act into a lethal tragedy.

Gun violence is inextricably tied to our work at EROC—domestic and intimate partner violence often have tragic outcomes, especially when guns are involved. This link is one of many reasons why we’re urging you to take action this week alongside violence prevention organizations like the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Community Justice Reform Coalition, and Everytown for Gun Safety. These organizations need our support—especially in these moments—and now is the time for us to join in solidarity with them and those affected by this weekend’s massacre.

Organizations and Resources:

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and state Coalitions Against Domestic Violence

Everytown for Gun Safety: Sign our Condolence Card for Las Vegas

Community Justice Reform Coalition

Americans for Responsible Solutions

One Orlando Alliance

Sandy Hook Promise

For further information, please contact info@endrapeoncampus.org.

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End Rape on Campus (EROC) is a national survivor-led nonprofit dedicated to ending gender based violence on college campuses through survivor support, prevention through education, and policy advocacy. You can learn more at www.endrapeoncampus.org.

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