On July 13th, Secretary Betsy DeVos and Assistant Secretary Candice Jackson met with survivors and advocates for a single 90-minute session. But they also held a meeting with extremist “men’s rights” advocates, like the National Coalition for Men, Families Advocating for Campus Equality (FACE), and Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE). These groups are best known for lobbying against protections for survivors of gender-based violence and arguing that violence against women is actually the victims’ fault.
A single 90-minute session is not sufficient to understand the full scope and impact of this issue necessary to write thoughtful, evidence-based policy. We encourage organizations (particularly student groups) to submit their own requests for meetings with Secretary DeVos. We can assist you in drafting requests and securing media coverage.