Fri – 2/15: One more chance to comment on Betsy’s effort to disembowel Title IX. Deadline tonight, 11:59 EST.

Due to a glitch somewhere in the system, we get one more opportunity to flood comments into the regulation website against Betsy’s DeVos’ dismantlement of Title IX!!!

Action – Write another comment! Save Title IX from Betsy DeVos. Save kids and young adults. Comments due by 11:59 EST tonight.

Title IX is a civil rights law that bans gender-based discrimination in primary, secondary, and higher education. In 2011, the Obama Administration issued a “Dear Colleague” letter, which specified that sexual harassment, assault, stalking, and other forms of gender-based violence interfere with a student’s right to equal educational opportunities and are therefore covered under the Act.

The letter also provided guidance on how schools should comply with federal law and survivor advocacy groups stated that it was a significant step toward reducing gender-based violence on college campuses. After meeting with extremist men’s rights groups, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed changes that would reverse these guidelines, make it harder for survivors to come forward, strip Title IX protection from many them, and allow schools to raise the standard of proof required for sexual harassment and assault to that required of criminal cases.

This is your last day to comment on Secretary’s plans here until 11:59 pm EST. Or do it here. Or here.

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Wed. – 1/30: Today’s your last chance to comment on Betsy’s effort to disembowel Title IX.

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Save Title IX from Betsy DeVos. Save kids and young adults. Comments due by 11:59 EST tonight.

Title IX is a civil rights law that bans gender-based discrimination in primary, secondary, and higher education. In 2011, the Obama Administration issued a “Dear Colleague” letter, which specified that sexual harassment, assault, stalking, and other forms of gender-based violence interfere with a student’s right to equal educational opportunities and are therefore covered under the Act.

The letter also provided guidance on how schools should comply with federal law and survivor advocacy groups stated that it was a significant step toward reducing gender-based violence on college campuses. After meeting with extremist men’s rights groups, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed changes that would reverse these guidelines, make it harder for survivors to come forward, strip Title IX protection from many them, and allow schools to raise the standard of proof required for sexual harassment and assault to that required of criminal cases.

This is your last day to comment on Secretary’s plans here until 11:59 pm EST. Or do it here. Or here.

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