SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – After passing state policies to protect students who have been sexually assaulted, state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, is standing against Secretary DeVos’ attempts to weaken Title IX protections for students and issued the following statement:

“Students across the state and country have been coming forward to tell us their stories of sexual harassment on their college campuses, yet the president and his administration are taking it upon themselves to make it more difficult for colleges to investigate these crimes.

“As the chief sponsor of the law that establishes guidelines for the state’s universities, I am disappointed to see that the administration does not take campus sexual assault seriously. Their attempts to make it difficult for a student to report a crime of sexual assault is alarming, and I am grateful that Attorney General Raoul has joined a coalition of states to oppose DeVos and Trump.

“We have a responsibility to the survivors of these crimes to have strong guidelines for how sexual assault needs to be investigated, and the fact that the supposed-to-be leader of our country refuses to stand up for the women and men who have been assaulted is unacceptable. I am

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