Statement from End Rape on Campus Executive Director Jess Davidson in response to reports on Neomi Rao’s record
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2019
Contact: Morgan D. Dewey, Communications Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Statement from End Rape on Campus Executive Director Jess Davidson:
“Neomi Rao’s comments are disqualifying for a judicial nominee or anyone interested in holding public office. Her comments condone victim blaming and perpetuate the rape culture in our schools and society that are dangerous to all individuals. Survivors are not “responsible” for the violence they experience, and I am disturbed by Rao’s suggestion otherwise. From the bench, Rao will have the opportunity to decide many issues essential to survivors - and whether their experiences matter, or not. Her disturbing and inaccurate comments make it clear that she is unfit for such a critical responsibility that will impact so many.”
End Rape on Campus (EROC) is a national survivor-led nonprofit dedicated to ending sexual violence on college campuses through survivor support, prevention through education, and policy advocacy. You can learn more at EndRapeOnCampus.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @EndRapeOnCampus.