Betsy DeVos announced that the Department of Education is eliminating essential 2011 Title IX guidelines that protect and advocate for survivors of sexual assault. This is an affront to the progress we've made as a movement and it is essential that we show the Department of Education and college administrations across the country that we cannot walk back this progress. Add your name to this petition to take a stand and your support for Title IX protections. And if you feel comfortable including why #WeNeedIX is important to you, consider adding your personal voice to your signature below.
Petition: Title IX and the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter providing guidance on enforcement are essential civic rights protections. Since these Title IX guidelines were introduced, we’ve seen more schools hire Title IX coordinators and begin to more effectively address sexual assault incidents on campuses. We cannot walk back this progress – we need to stand strong with survivors of sexual assault and make sure school administrations are held accountable for providing the support and protections ensured by Title IX. I urge you to keep current Title IX regulations and the 2011 guidance in place and to continue enforcing these critical civil rights laws so that all students have an equal opportunity to learn and thrive.