On April 4, 2011 without public comment or debate, the Department of Education issued its controversial “Dear Colleague” letter on sex assault. The directive requires federally supported universities to institute numerous changes to their policies and procedures regarding allegations of sexual harassment and sexual violence.
Concerned that the Dept. of Ed. policy fails to protect fundamental constitutional principles, over 50 editorials have criticized the mandate. SAVE and 12 other organizations have issued statements opposing the directive: http://www.saveservices.org/
It’s been over a year since Dept. of Ed. secretary Arne Duncan starting getting complaints, yet he’s still disturbingly silent.
“Stonewalling these requests, and allowing false accusations of rape to continue, constitutes a parody of justice,” notes SAVE spokesman Philip W. Cook in Unblinding Lady Justice: SAVE Calls on Dept. of Education to Respond to Civil Rights Complaints.
Seems Arne thinks he can ignore us. So we need your help. Tell Arne Duncan to rescind the Sexual Assault policy, immediately. Tell him once, tell him twice, tell him three times!
Contact Arne Duncan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, all, for the miracles we create together!
Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
P.S. Please help us grow our efforts…
and forward this E-lert to a friend!