November 29, 2017 Dear Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Feinstein, Chairman Goodlatte, Acting Ranking Member Nadler, Chairman Gowdy, and Ranking Member Jackson Lee,
On behalf of the one in three American women who will be a victim of domestic or sexual violence, we strongly oppose efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate in the Senate tax bill. The Congressional Budget Office reports that repealing the requirement that Americans have health insurance would result in 13 million Americans losing coverage, and an overall increase in healthcare premiums.
October 4, 2017 - Dear Chairman Enzi, Ranking Member Sanders, Chairman Black, and Ranking Member Yarmuth:
When we think about sex, the first thing that probably comes to mind is a hot, steamy make-out session or the typical P and V sex we see in porn. Others may start daydreaming about somebody you find attractive or possibly recoil at the thought of intimacy. But what many people don’t consider is probably the number one rule of any sexual interaction… consent.
The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) denounces today’s shameful action by the Department of Education to roll back protections for survivors under Title IX of Education Amendments Act of 1972 and rescind two important pieces of guidance that have aided schools and students in making schools and campuses safer. Secretary DeVos continues to send the wrong message to students who look to the Department of Education to have their backs when they are the victims of sexual harassment and violence.
With September in full swing, it’s time to trade our beach reads for textbooks, pack our bags, and prepare for the start of a new semester at college. For some of you, the end of summer does not just mean saying dramatic goodbyes to your pet or bracing yourself for dining hall food, it also means moving away from your boyfriend or girlfriend. Maybe you’re about to start your freshman year at college, and your partner is still in high school, or you’re still in college and they’re preparing to move away for graduate school, or one of you is going abroad.