Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Combating Sexual Assault on Campus

first_img July 08, 2019 It’s On Us PA, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Celebrating the first major state laws to combat campus sexual assault in recent memory, Governor Tom Wolf held a ceremonial bill signing of legislation encouraging more students to report sexual violence. The governor was joined by bipartisan legislators and state and national leaders of It’s On Us, a movement fighting against sexual assault on college campuses for both men and women.“I launched It’s On Us PA over three years ago as the nation’s first statewide campaign to address the crisis of sexual assault on campuses,” said Governor Wolf. “I commend the students and education leaders who embraced the need to change campus culture. Their tremendous efforts created the momentum for these new reforms to protect students.”Two campus safety initiatives proposed by the governor were enacted as part of the new state budget package. One proposal, championed by Sen. Lisa Baker and Rep. Dan Frankel, requires post-secondary institutions to offer online, anonymous options for students to report sexual assaults. The other proposal, championed by Sen. Judy Schwank, protects students reporting sexual assault from being disciplined for violating school drug, alcohol, or other policies.“This bipartisan effort gives a voice to survivors and witnesses to report sexual assaults and break the silence that’s too often part of campus culture,” said Governor Wolf. “Sexual assault must never be tolerated and the reforms in these new laws create a path for more legislative progress in the future.”“We have to do everything in our power to keep students across Pennsylvania safe from sexual harassment and assault,” said Sen. Schwank. “With five colleges in my district, this issue truly hits close to home and I’m grateful to First Lady Frances Wolf and Gov. Wolf for their support.”“The reluctance of assault victims to report these acts to authorities blocks their chances for justice and helps understate the scope and severity of the problem,” said Sen. Lisa Baker. “The requirement for colleges and universities to offer accessible and confidential avenues of reporting is a crucial beginning step in creating a safer campus environment.”“Sexual violence knows no political affiliation,” said Tracey E. Vitchers, executive director of It’s On Us. “It does not discriminate. It affects each and every one of us – whether we ourselves are survivors or we know and love a survivor. This is why I am grateful for the bipartisan support both bills have had, and am thankful for the leadership demonstrated by Senator Baker and Senator Schwank in championing this legislation.”Governor Wolf also secured $1 million in the state budget to continue awarding It’s On Us grants to public and private 2-year and 4-year institutions. This will be the fourth consecutive year the Wolf administration will provide grants for programs to change campus culture.”The governor also invited Pennsylvanians to join the thousands of people, including superintendents and university and college presidents, who have signed the “It’s On Us” Pledge, which encourages everyone to help end sexual assault. The It’s On Us PA website has more information about the campaign and pre-written tweets users can share on Twitter to encourage others to take the pledge. Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Combating Sexual Assault on Campuscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

“Federer, Nadal and Djokovic push their best level to the limit”

first_imgAn identical opinion has Mats Wilander, who desires to see the younger snowshoes shining in the huge dates on the calendar. “We’d like younger individuals, individuals such as you, to begin successful these Grand Slam tournaments. “Auger-Aliassime additionally reviewed his ardour for tennis and the pressure on the courtroom between the two gamers when it comes to enjoying matches. “I actually like the historical past of tennis, I like the means of enjoying. I really feel like I would like to deliver fascinating issues to the courtroom, however I’m undecided how to do it, as a result of I like dueling. I like the pressure when two gamers compete. You’ve to respect the historical past of sports activities, duels, fights between two gladiators on the monitor. I believe that is the essence of tennis. I’m an enormous fan of this. “ Felix Auger-Aliassime, one in all the younger pearls of the ATP circuit, analyzed her expectations and the one in all the tennis gamers of the well-known as NextGen to relieve the nice figures of tennis in the file of the Grand Slam of the calendar.The 19-year-old Canadian tennis participant along with Mats Wilander and Boris Becker mentioned the steps that the youngest gamers on the circuit have to take. “Clearly individuals want to see new faces successful new tournaments. I’m a part of it and there are gamers just a little older than me who already they’ve been shut to doing it like Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev or Dominic Thiem “.Nevertheless, Auger-Aliassime factors out that the fundamental impediment to these triumphs is the excessive level of play that Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic proceed to show. “We’ve got to hold pushing however I believe the hardest half is the level that these three guys are nonetheless enjoying at. They’re pushing to the restrict how a lot they will maintain at this level. I believe they’re at all times breaking boundaries when it comes to enjoying effectively regardless of their excessive age. “last_img read more