Statements issued by NAESV on policy and current events:
October 19, 2020:
Dear Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader McCarthy, Minority Leader Schumer, Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member Jordan, Chairman Graham, and Ranking Member Feinstein:
We, the undersigned organizations representing thousands of victim service providers, prosecutors, and state VOCA administration and compensation agencies, as well as millions of survivors of crime, call on Congress to take immediate action to prevent expected catastrophic cuts to Victims of Crime Act (“VOCA”) grants.
October 2, 2020:
The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) is the voice in Washington for the 56 state and territorial sexual assault coalitions and 1500 local sexual assault programs working every day in their communities to support victims and to end sexual violence…
Top Priorities for the first 100 days: Expand the Rape Prevention & Education Program and support the leadership of state and territorial sexual assault coalitions…
June 1, 2020:
We denounce the killing of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and the countless acts of racist violence and hate perpetrated against black people in our country every day, including by the police…
May 26, 2020:
Request: Provide $100 million in emergency Sexual Assault Services Funding (SASP) in the Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice…
May 1, 2020:
We support all survivors. As long-time advocates with a great deal of collective expertise, we actively support those impacted by sexual violence. We will continue to advocate passionately for the services and policies survivors need to heal and thrive…
August 30, 2019:
The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence opposes the use of at-home rape kits and is greatly concerned about marketing them to the general public…
STATEMENT BY NATIONAL ALLIANCE TO END SEXUAL VIOLENCE POLICY DIRECTOR TERRI POORE ON THE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING ON TITLE IX BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
November 16, 2018
“Today, the Department of Education issued a new proposed rule rolling back Title IX protections for survivors of sexual violence in schools and on campus, severely narrowing the definition of sexual harassment…”
October 4, 2018
A letter to U.S. Senators from the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.
“The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court threatens women’s reproductive rights and access to healthcare for all Americans. The Supreme Court is the ultimate arbiter of our most cherished rights, and it is no place for someone so far outside of the mainstream who will roll back the clock on hard-won freedoms”
October 3, 2018
“We are appalled and outraged that the Senate Judiciary Committee leadership has released a statement about comments of a sexual nature allegedly made by Julie Swetnick. Such a statement is unacceptable in all events, but particularly because it attempts to smear someone who has not had the opportunity to be interviewed by the FBI. The release of this statement violates the intent of the Rape Shield Rule drafted by the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991 and voted into law by Congress in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994”.
September 26, 2018
“Our hope was that the treatment of sexual assault victims would have improved in the 27 years since Anita Hill gave testimony during Justice Thomas’s confirmation hearings. So far we have been disappointed.Proper and supportive treatment of sexual assault victims encourages increased reporting and can reduce trauma for victims. Rape is the most underreported crime in the United States. This is not the fault of rape victims. This is the fault of our society.”