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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH), and Congressman Patrick Meehan led a bipartisan letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos outlining principles they believe should be included in the Department’s final guidance for campus sexual violence disciplinary proceedings.
Washington, DC –Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), released the following statement in response to U.S Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s announcement that she is opening up a formal notice and comment period to replace the 2011 Title IX guidance issued by the Obama Administration. The 2011 guidance clarified the responsibilities of colleges and universities already included in Title IX with respect to sexual violence on college campuses.
Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA), Patrick Meehan (R-PA), Annie Kuster (D-NH), and David Joyce (R-OH), the co-chairs of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, released the following statement regarding the letter sent to Secretary DeVos and Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. The letter urges the U.S.
*Panelists included Mariska Hargitay, Emmy Award winning actress, Law and Order: SVU & Founder, Joyful Heart Foundation**
**The Roundtable can be watched here**
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) on Tuesday released the following statement in response to the recent release of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative’s nationwide study of nonconsensual pornography, the first of its kind to look at both victimization and perpetration of these online attacks.
**Panelist to include Mariska Hargitay, Emmy Award winning actress, Law and Order: SVU & Founder, Joyful Heart Foundation**
Washington, DC – Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA), Annie Kuster (D-NH), Patrick Meehan (R-PA), and David Joyce (R-OH), as co-chairs of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence will hold the first task force roundtable to address problems with rape kit backlogs and lack of access to sexual assault nurse examiners this Friday at 9 a.m.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswomen Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo Counties) joined Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) to introduce a bipartisan Congressional Resolution, H.Res. 269, recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. They were joined by 52 cosponsors on the resolution.
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) today hosted a breakfast reception at the U.S. Capitol mobilizing hundreds of women, many of whom are from California’s 14th Congressional District, in the fight to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 2017 and to make women’s rights a priority in the 115th Congress.
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14) will host a breakfast reception on Saturday, January 21, 2017 to discuss why 2017 is the year that the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) will finally be ratified, making the rights of women part of the U.S. Constitution once and for all. Joining her will be several leaders in the women’s rights movement, including Academy Award-Winning Actor Patricia Arquette and more than 300 women, many of them constituents from California's 14th Congressional District and beyond.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo counties) today introduced legislation to require notation on the academic transcript of any student found by a college or university to have violated the school’s rules or policies with regards to sexual violence. Rep. Speier’s bill also clarifies that the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows such disclosures, while protecting the rights of the accused.