I wanted to share a conversation I had with Elle magazine about my work in Congress to combat the all too persistent issue of sexual violence. I discussed my own experiences with sexual assault and shared my thoughts on last week’s news that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will review and develop new guidance for Title IX, which guarantees women the right to learn in an educational environment free from discrimination and sexual violence. This announcement creates uncertainty for campuses and endangers students. As the founder of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence I’m committed to working across the aisle to support survivors and foster a system that protects women and men from sexual violence.
You can read my full interview here.
This week, President Trump’s sham voting commission met in New Hampshire. This group has been formed with the predetermined conclusion that voter fraud is a widespread problem and that restrictive voter ID laws are necessary despite the fact there is no evidence of such fraud. Rather than protecting our democracy, voter suppression efforts threaten to undermine the legitimate right of people to exercise their self-determination at the ballot box. I joined Chris Hayes on MSNBC to discuss the meeting and misguided efforts to undermine confidence in our elections.
You can watch the whole segment here.