Sexual Violence

Sexual harassment and assault is a pervasive issue, not only on the national stage, but here at home on campuses, in workplaces, at the Capitol, and in our communities.

  • I support and have authored affirmative consent legislation, under which universities must constitute consent as a fully informed “yes,” given without the influence of drugs, alcohol, or intimidation.
  • Victim-survivors shouldn’t assume the hefty financial burden of health costs associated with their assaults.  I will make sure health insurance covers those costs and that the state does when health insurance doesn’t.
  • Let’s be proactive in addressing sexual assault and harassment by providing age appropriate, K-12 curriculum that teaches personal boundaries, bodily autonomy, and respect.