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This week, End Rape on Campus and Know Your IX announced a joint campaign, Hands Off IX, to harness survivors’ fears and opposition to the Trump administration’s new proposed rule on Title IX. Survivor activists, advocates, and students will host and participate in actions around the country, on campuses, and in Washington, D.C., to push back against Secretary DeVos’ attack on survivors’ rights. As the notice-and-comment period for the proposed regulation begins, the Hands Off IX campaign will encourage and enable people to submit comments with their opposition to the dangerous rule, asking the Trump administration to keep their hands off Title IX.
Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration have moved to chill reporting and enable schools to be a safe place to commit sexual violence, letting schools off the hook for enforcing their Title IX obligations.
“We are grateful for and inspired by the advocates and survivors who have bared their scars to prove they were bleeding and instigate the painful culture change we are undergoing….”
“The Trump Administration has, yet again, turned its back on transgender individuals. Their efforts to legally abolish self-identification of gender identity is one more instance of a series of calculated moves aiming to silence transgender individuals and denying them their civil rights….”
Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Feinstein, and esteemed Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee: Thank you for requesting my written testimony. I submit these remarks to you today with two perspectives that I hold:
“While we await the proposed rule from the Department of Education, today’s report in the New York Times is deeply concerning. To require that assaults take place on campus in order to be investigated will shut out thousands of survivors who are assaulted off-campus. To allow campuses to determine their own standard of evidence and whether or not to provide an appeals process is willfully ignorant, and will go back to a time when rape on campus was swept under the rug. To let survivors be cross-examined by a person who has violated them is downright cruel…”
End Rape on Campus (EROC) condemns Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to a lifelong seat on the United States Supreme Court.
End Rape on Campus (EROC) condemns the decision issued days ago by attorney general Jeff Sessions. With this decision, Sessions overturns legal precedent that has designated survivors of intimate partner violence as members of their own distinct social group, and therefore eligible for asylum.
End Rape on Campus (EROC) condemns the U.S. Senate confirmation of Kenneth Marcus as Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. His unwillingness to articulate a commitment to upholding the rights of all students including student survivors, and his dismissal of affirmative action initiatives demonstrate that Mr. Marcus is unfit for the position.
End Rape on Campus (EROC) denounces the Trump administration’s disregard for gender identity when incarcerating transgender people, exposing folks to more sexual violence. These protections were aimed at reducing harassment, abuse, sexual assault, and rape that transgender people regularly experience in alarming rates while in prisons and jails.