Send a message to the new White House Task Force on campus sexual assault

Campus sexual assault protestors

Photo via ED ACT NOW’s petition to the new campus sexual assault Task Force

Know Your Title IX and ED ACT NOW are headed back to the White House, and they need your help. 

Last summer, the coalition of campus sexual assault activists collected 175,000 signatures for their petition calling on the Department of Education to enforce Title IX to end sexual violence on college campuses. President Obama clearly got the message and responded by creating a new White House Task Force to address the issue. (Four out of the five goals the president directed to his task force even came right from their petition, which is pretty damn cool.)

This Friday, the activists are headed back to the White House with some demands for the Task Force.

[W]e’re calling on the task force to make Title IX enforcement meaningful by directing the Department of Education to conduct timely and transparent investigations, issue substantive sanctions against offending schools, and provide substantial resources to colleges about issues, like intimate partner violence, rape, sexual assault, harassment, stalking and abuse, that impact a diversity of students, including queer survivors, survivors of color, and undocumented survivors.

 Sign the petition here to add show your support for survivors and help seize this critical moment. After all, as the activists write, “while the President’s task force is a step in the right direction, it isn’t an end in itself.” Help make sure it lives up to its potential to create real and lasting change on college campuses.

Maya DusenberyMaya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing.

St. Paul, MN

Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like,, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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