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Rick Larsen for Congress

 

Supporting survivors

Sexual harassment is far too common.

Efforts by activists, community members, and movements like #MeToo, have continued to shed light on the devastating number of people experiencing sexual harassment and assault.

Yet in schools across the country, student survivors are being sidelined.

Betsy DeVos' Department of Education is preparing to turn back the clock on how schools handle sexual harassment and assault allegations, making it harder for survivors to seek justice.

Stand with me and victims across the country. Sign the petition to Betsy DeVos: protect victims, not sexual predators.

The Obama administration cracked down on universities, including threatening to pull federal funding for failure to prevent and remedy sexual violence on campuses.

Betsy DeVos has rescinded more than twenty Obama-era policy guidelines on anti-discrimination laws in schools.

The changes to Title IX, the law that prohibits sex discrimination at federally funded institutions, undercuts the rights of survivors. The new policies relieve schools of any obligation to respond to allegations that occur outside of their programs or activities.

Many sexual harassment and assault cases go unreported because survivors are subjected to embarrassing and dehumanizing protocols. To further undermine survivors is cruel.

Rick

Posted on February 4, 2019.
 

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Rick Larsen represents Washington state's 2nd Congressional District. Rick was born and raised in Arlington and his family has called Northwest Washington home for over a century. Learn more.