Speak out for survivors’ rights!
Secretary Betsy DeVos’ Department of Education has proposed changes to Title IX that if enacted would be a step backwards for survivor’s rights, and represent a direct attack on equality in education. The proposed changes include:
- Narrowing the definition of sexual harassment so institutions must take action on only the most extreme cases;
- Allowing schools to adopt unrealistically high standards of proof, lowering the likelihood that an accusation could be sustained; and
- Allowing people accused of harassment to cross-examine their accuser, which can be hugely re-traumatizing for victims of harassment and assault.
Make your voice heard!
You have until MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2019 to submit comments expressing concern with the proposed rollback. Read the instructions here to submit a comment.
Our union will also be submitting comments. Click here if you would like to join our union’s committee to combat sexual violence and sexual harassment (SVSH), and if you have any questions about the proposed changes to Title IX, or need assistance submitting your comment, please contact us.