Lady Gaga, Gov. Cuomo Pen Essay Urging Passage of ‘Enough Is Enough’ Bill: Exclusive
We have a responsibility to the young men and women of this country to stand up against sexual violence everywhere. Everyone - from lawmakers and educators to advocates like Born This Way Foundation and the students themselves - need to join forces on this issue. Together, we must create the scaffolding necessary to foster the mental, emotional, and physical health of all young people.
By passing legislation such as the bill currently before the New York State legislature, we can turn the tide on this issue so that students can realize their dreams on campuses that are safe spaces. That’s why we are joining together to take a stand against sexual assault on college campuses. Quite simply, enough is enough.
Last year, a Huffington Post investigation found that less than one-third of campus sexual assault cases result in an expulsion, with suspensions in 47 percent of cases. At least 17 percent of students received educational sanctions, while 13 percent were placed on probation, sometimes in addition to other punishments.