Join SurvJustice tomorrow for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Mark your calendars to contribute on November 27, 2018 and kick off the holiday season by making a donation to SurvJustice in order to support survivors across the country.
The services that we provide make a huge impact on survivors’ lives. Read what one of our recent clients had to say about her experience working with Senior Staff Attorney Carly Mee:
“Words will never be able to fully express the gratitude I have for SurvJustice. They helped me through each step of the campus reporting process, going above and beyond what I expected to make sure I was prepared and as comfortable and confident as I could be given the circumstances. Because of their unyielding support, I was able to find my voice and become an advocate for myself. I will forever be thankful for this group of amazing people who fight every day for justice and survivors rights.”
Now more than ever, your support is crucial. The proposed Title IX regulations recently released by the U.S. Department of Education will make college campuses unsafe for students and erode the civil right of access to an education free from discrimination for survivors of sexual assault. SurvJustice will continue to elevate survivors’ voices and provide support for all survivors of campus sexual violence. We will not stay silent during this attack on the rights of survivors.
You can join us by holding Secretary DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education accountable for enforcing Title IX by donating $25 or more today! In doing so, you’ll be sending a message to the survivors in your life and across the country that you are with them in this fight.
Katherine W. McGerald, Esq.
SurvJustice Executive Director
SurvJustice Strongly Opposes New Rules Issued by the Department of Education on Campus Sexual Assault
The Department of Education’s proposed Title IX rules will make college campuses less safe for all students and erode the civil right of access to an education free from discrimination for survivors of sexual assault.
“Secretary DeVos’s proposed rules are an attack on survivors of sexual violence because they allow colleges and universities to ignore sexual violence,” said Katherine McGerald, Executive Director of SurvJustice. “We cannot move backward to a time when universities were allowed to sweep sexual violence under the rug and survivors were repeatedly re-traumatized and re-victimized.”
SurvJustice is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing justice to survivors of sexual violence. “We will continue to elevate survivors’ voices and provide support for all survivors of campus sexual assault. We will not stay silent during this attack on the rights of survivors, and we plan to provide detailed comments in opposition to these proposed rules in addition to continuing to litigate against them if Secretary DeVos does not reconsider and decide to respect survivors’ rights,” said McGerald. SurvJustice is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the Department and Secretary for their earlier withdrawal of the Title IX guidance issued under the Obama Administration. That litigation is ongoing.
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