WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) today released the following statement after the Administration announced a series of actions, called Not Alone – Protecting Students from Sexual Assault, to protect students from sexual assault:
“In the 13th Congressional District alone, there are more than 45,000 female students attending nine universities and colleges,” said Davis. “The CDC estimates that 19 percent of undergraduate women have experienced sexual assault since entering college, so that means more than 8,500 women attending college in central and southwest Illinois are likely to experience a sexual assault while on campus.
“As a father of a daughter preparing to go to college, this issue is deeply personal to me. So I applaud President Obama for leading on this important issue, and urge all schools to take a proactive approach to put an end to sexual assault. I’ll continue to work with the president and other stakeholders to raise awareness and offer concrete solution to address this problem.”