Target: United States President Barack Obama
Goal: Thank President Barack Obama for his necessary efforts to reduce the occurrence of rape on college campuses
President Barack Obama recently signed a Memorandum establishing a White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, which is aimed at reducing the occurrence of sexual assault on college campuses. This comes after the president recently cited a report that 1 in 5 college students are sexually assaulted while only 12% of the victims report it to authorities.
After years of being passionate about unacceptable sexual assault cases, President Obama has given his task force 90 days to establish a system for colleges to deal with these cases. Many students who have been victims of sexual assault are thrilled with this new plan. They hope that the task force will make changes that are beneficial and long-lasting.
These efforts are extremely important, especially on college campuses where rape occurrences are so common. So many of these sexual assaults go unspoken of, so it is very reassuring that these victims can finally get justice. President Obama deserves credit for taking the initiative to create safer and more just college campuses.
Please sign the petition below to thank President Barack Obama for taking positive action against rape on college campuses:
Dear President Barack Obama,
Thank you for your recent action to improve how sexual assault is dealt with on college campuses. It is astonishing that 1 out of 5 college students are sexually assaulted and that only 12% report the assaults. It is imperative that something be done to reduce these rapes and encourage victims to seek justice. We are thankful that you were able to recognize the urgency of this issue.
Hopefully your task force will be able to devise an effective plan with a long term effect. Rape is an unacceptable and violent crime, and any effort to reduce its occurrence is beneficial and appreciated. Thank you again for these positive efforts and we encourage you to continue to fight against rape in the future.
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