Dear Betsy: We have a LOT to say.

Jess Eagle

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 still had a lot to say when we asked them to write a postcard to Betsy DeVos about her proposed changes to Title IX:

Dear Betsy, Can you imagine sitting in the same class as a man who had molested you — [just] because it happened off campus?” (Therese, Oakland)

“My sister is in college and I worry about her.” (Anonymous)

“My daughter was a victim of sexual assault in college and did not feel safe to come forward under the current rules. Don’t make it harder for women to advocate for themselves!” (Rick, Berkeley)

“Survivors shouldn’t have to fight to be heard!” (Kelly, Oakland)

“Universities won’t change on their own. We have to hold them accountable.” (Jamie, university scientist)

Note: As of Jan. 30, 2019, 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 meantime, join our Action Team for once-weekly updates on gender justice news, and quick actions you can take to support equality for women and girls.

Stay Connected & Take Action

Legal Advice & Resources / Consejos y Recursos legales

Know Your Rights

Learn what your rights are so you can navigate your situation and make the best decision for you.

Your Rights at Work
Your Rights at School

Contact Us

We may be able to provide free legal help for the following issues at California schools: gender and LGBTQI+ discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual assault.

Apply for Legal Help

Learn More

We have trained legal advocates and lawyers on staff to guide you through your legal issue.

Conozca Sus Derechos

Aprende sus derechos para que puedas navegar su situación y tomar la mejor decisión para ti.

Sus Derechos en el Trabajo


Posible que podamos proveer ayuda legal por gratis por los siguientes problemas en el trabajo o la escuela: discriminación basado en el género o por LGBTQI+, acoso sexual, asalto sexual, y discriminación basado en el embarazo o por ser padre/madre.


Nuestro servicio de asesoramiento por teléfono está cerrado por ahora

En este momento, no estamos recibiendo solicitudes dejadas por un recado de teléfono. Sin embargo, usted puede someter una solicitud para una consulta por la manera de hacer clic en el links "Empleo" o "Educación."