Senator Gillibrand’s Anti Assault Legislation
July 31, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is trying to get legislation passed to combat sexual
assault on college campsus, and to prevent schools from covering these crimes up afterwards.
During a press conference call held yesterday, Gillibrand cited the following facts:
Currently, an American woman who attends college is more likely to be a victim of sexual assault than a woman who does not attend college. At the same time, institutions of higher education across the country have been unable, or unwilling, to adequately address the problem. The current lax oversight of the federal laws on the books has the perverse effect of incentivizing colleges to encourage non-reporting, under-reporting, and non-compliance with the already weak standards under current federal law.