As a nonpartisan national not-for-profit organization, SurvJustice prepared for all possible outcomes regarding last night’s elections. While a Trump presidency brings more questions than answers about how the government may continue to address the issue of campus sexual violence, we are prepared to continue increasing the prospect of justice for survivors in the future political climate regardless.
SurvJustice has prepared for this in two specific ways:
1. SurvJustice has never sought or relied upon government funding in order to sustainably grow our organization and fund our services; such independence from the government has also helped us maintain political independence so we could be uncompromised for the rights of survivors rather than aligned with a political party; and
2. SurvJustice helped pass Section 304 of the 2013 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act to protect the rights of campus sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking victims within federal statute to avoid over-reliance on Title IX guidance, which does not enjoy the force of law and thus could be repealed or go unenforced in a new administration.
Given our strategy to withstand the test of a changed political climate, our staff of civil rights and victim rights attorneys will be here to continue passionately and effectively enforcing victim rights and holding both perpetrators and enablers of sexual violence accountable.
If you are passionate about the progress made on addressing campus sexual violence to date, we ask you to do three things today:
(i) become a monthly sustainer donor today at $25 a month to help SurvJustice continue to grow our services that meet the needs of campus sexual assault survivors across the country;
(ii) sign up for acton alerts to become more involved in increasing the prospect of justice for survivors; &
(iii) invite those who support survivor to join SurvJustice in New York City on Tuesday, December 6 at 8:30am to learn more about our path forward together to continue combating campus sexual violence.
Authored by Laura L. Dunn, Esq., SurvJustice Executive Director
Laura L. Dunn, Esq.