Dear Friends,

happy brick smIn a MAJOR VICTORY for us, the Dept. Of Education has backed off their Affirmative Consent proposal.

The proposal (partners would be expected to give their explicit consent to sex every step along the way) is silly, yet potentially dangerous. We asked you to oppose it, and you did. Thank you.

Together, we made a difference. On April 2, the DED released its new proposal, and guess what is missing! That’s right: Affirmative Consent.


But we’re not done yet.

Even though the committee didn’t recommend including the “Dear Colleague” letter’s preponderance of evidence standard as part of the rule, it’s still a concern. Please ask DED Secretary Arne Duncan to replace the “preponderance of evidence” standard (51%) with “clear and convincing” (70-80%) level of proof.

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PS. If you live in California, contact your lawmakers to oppose SB 967. It’s an Affirmative Consent bill!

Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments

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