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9.22.2017 - NTF Denounces Shameful Rollback of Title IX by the Education Department

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.

9.5.2017 - Ending the DACA program would be especially devastating for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

 September 5, 2017

 Dear Members of Congress:

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF)* urges Congress to respect and protect the recipients of the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program.  We ask that you support bipartisan legislation to provide legal status as well as a permanent pathway to citizenship for the hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who came here as children with their families, and call the United States home. 

08.27.2017 - National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Calls Arizona ex-Sheriff’s actions “Unpardonable”

August 29, 2017. Washington, D.C. — The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF)* has grave concerns about the message the pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio sends to survivors of violence as well as law enforcement officers throughout the country.  A pardon for Sherriff Arpaio undermines the rule of law, denigrates respect for civil rights, and erodes the confidence of marginalized communities that they can turn to law enforcement for help.

08.17.2017 - National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence condemns the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville and calls for unified efforts to end racism, abuse, and oppression

August 17, 2017. Washington, D.C. — The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) denounces the acts of hatred, violence, terrorism and bigotry carried out by white supremacy and neo-Nazi organizations and sympathizers who assembled in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. The NTF is comprised of national, state, tribal, territorial and local leadership organizations and advocates working to end domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.

04.07.2017 - The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Calls on the Secretary of Department of Homeland Security to Protect Access to Safety and Justice for Immigrant Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

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