Press Conference

Democrats Unveil Bill to Defend Title IX, Condemn Secretary DeVos’ Decision to Rescind Protections for Sexual Violence Survivors

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Time: 12:00 PM Location: House Triangle


Washington, DC – Following the egregious decision by the Department of Education to rescind President Obama’s guidance which clarified schools’ responsibilities under Title IX to protect students against sexual violence, Rep. Jackie Speier and the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working Group are introducing the Title IX Protection Act. This bill will codify the 2011 guidance and 2014 Question and Answers document on sexual violence and the 2001 guidance on sexual harassment, the latter of which was issued under the George W. Bush Administration.

Members of Congress will be joined by the National Women’s Law Center, the American Association of University Women, Know Your IX, and End Rape on Campus.