Betsy DeVos: Protect The Rights And Safety Of Sexual Assault Survivors

Target: Betsy DeVos, United States Secretary of Education

Goal: Demand Betsy DeVos adhere to federal law protecting sexual assault survivors.

Betsy DeVos has refused to adhere to Title IX, a vital federal law put in place to protect survivors of on-campus sexual assault. This law has been especially important for LGBT survivors, who suffer enough discrimination as it is and could finally get the help and support they needed through this law.

Title IX was put in place during the Obama era to ensure that all campuses and schools took seriously the complaints and suffering of students who reported being sexually assaulted. If DeVos has her way, schools will once again be allowed to dismiss the complaints and possibly take the side of the assailants.

DeVos already has a poor track record when it comes to the rights and protections of LGBT students, and her refusal to comply with Title IX is just another example. We cannot allow her to undermine this law. Sign this petition to demand DeVos follow this law and protect survivors of sexual assault.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Secretary DeVos,

Your refusal to adhere to Title IX is unethical. For decades, students who have reported sexual assault on campus were seldom taken seriously, and unable to find the justice and support that they solely needed. Schools would dismiss their complaints or even take the side of the assailant. This problem is even worse for LGBT students, who have been denied their rights even now.

Title IX finally granted survivors the support and protection they are entitled to. Schools should take seriously the complaints and fears of sexual assault survivors, but in undermining Title IX, you are giving them permission to make survivors feel unsafe and alone once again. This is not acceptable.

Do not undermine Title IX. You must adhere to this law, and you must ensure that schools will do the same. Sexual assault survivors deserve to be taken seriously and to feel safe, you must not take that away from them.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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2 Comments

  1. Honestly, is anyone surprised by this?

  2. You don’t have a clue of what you are doing, and not doing!

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