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From Survivors to Activists: ERA Student Clients Speak Out, Support CA Bill

June 26, 2019 | by

Two ERA student clients and survivors of campus sexual assault are sharing their stories and speaking out in support of California Senate Bill 493.  Student survivor client Julia Sanchez wrote an...
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Support SB 493! CA college students NEED this bill

April 26, 2019 | by

Campus sexual assault is a national epidemic, and current laws are failing our students. Gaps in state law and lack of federal guidance have left students without protection, and colleges without a...
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Join the Pro Bono Attorneys Network to End Sexual Violence in Education

February 22, 2019 | by

If you are passionate about supporting student survivors, we need you in this crucial work. The Pro Bono Attorneys Network to End Sexual Violence in Education offers CLE accredited trainings on legal...
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Dear Betsy: We have a LOT to say.

January 24, 2019 | by

Gender justice champions from every walk of life crowded into Equal Rights Advocates’ tent at the 2019 Women’s March in Oakland. Even after spending all morning marching and chanting, people...
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Comment Guide: Speak Out Against Title IX Regulations

December 6, 2018 | by

Note: As of Jan. 30, the Notice and Comment period is over. Thanks to all 104,430 people who submitted comments! Check back here for updates on the Department of Education’s final ruling. In the...
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ERA Rejects Trump Admin’s Proposed Sexual Assault Rules that Promote Rape Culture on Campus

November 16, 2018 | by

Note: The public comment period is open! It’s time to shout our objections. Comment now, or use our Comment Guide to learn more.  What you need to know about the Trump Administration’s absurd campus...
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BREAKING: Amended Federal Lawsuit Against DeVos Shows Title IX Policy Was Based on Sexist Stereotypes, Is Unconstitutional

October 31, 2018 | by

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 31, 2018   BREAKING: New Evidence Strengthens Claim that Trump’s Title IX Policy Was Based on Sexist Stereotypes, Rendering It Unconstitutional Amended Federal...
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Survivors Who Want to Come Forward: Where to Start

October 9, 2018 | by

Rebecca Berry, Esq. Disturbing and triggering news related to sexual violence is almost unavoidable these days. From #MeToo stories in Hollywood, to the news of Bill Cosby’s sentencing, and perhaps... read more

Statement: Response to Leaked Draft of DeVos’s New Proposed Title IX Rules

August 31, 2018 | by

Legal and Advocacy Groups Suing Trump Administration for Unlawful Title IX Rollbacks Respond to DeVos’s Proposal to Further Harm Student Survivors of Sexual Assault and Harassment In response to...
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Radical Justice Looks Like Centering the Survivor

April 23, 2018 | by

ERA Senior Staff Attorney Brenda Adams shares insights on survivor-centered justice this Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Experiences of sexual assault often strip survivors of their autonomy. As...
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