Student Rally for Affirmative Consent Bill

April 22, 2016

This week I spoke at a student rally in support of a bill that would make affirmative consent the standard at all Connecticut colleges. HB 5376, An Act Concerning Affirmative Consent And Consent For The Care And Treatment Of College Students Who Are The Victim Of Sexual Assault, would ensure that all Connecticut college students have the same level of protection.

Sexual assault on college campuses is an epidemic that we must address. By updating the standard for consent, we can make it clear that only 'yes' means 'yes.' Thank you to all the students who attended and showed their support for the bill.