Hillary Clinton to tackle sexual assault on campus

Michael F. McElroy/The New York Times

“It’s not enough to condemn campus sexual assault,” Clinton said at a campaign rally at the University of Northern Iowa on Monday. “We need to end campus sexual assault.” It is the first time she has addressed the issue of sexual assault on campus since hitting the campaign trail, and she is the first presidential candidate to do so. The plan she unveiled is close to that of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA), which has been championed by President Obama and Democratic Senators Clair McCaskill and Kirsten Gillibrand, and focuses on improving on-campus resources for survivors, fairer investigative and disciplinary processes for both parties, and increasing preventive education. “Rape is a crime wherever it happens,” Clinton said in Iowa. “Schools have an obligation — a legal obligation and a moral obligation — to protect every student’s right to get an education free from discrimination, free from fear.”

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