WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Co-Chairman of the Victims’ Rights Caucus, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02), introduced H. Res. 1064, the 12th Woman Resolution encouraging institutions of higher education to provide critical information and services to all victim
’s of on-campus sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, as well as inform them of their rights under federal and state law.
“One in five women will be sexually assaulted while in college in the United States,” said Congressman Poe. “As a parent, you worry about a lot of things when you send your child off to college. This statistic should not be one of them. I met with five young women, who call themselves the 12th Woman, who were sexually assaulted on their college campus. They came to Congress and publicly told their heartbreaking stories on the steps of our Capitol, demanding change. This resolution is in support of their determination to end violence on our college campuses.”
Congressman Ted Poe is the founder and Co-Chairman of the bipartisan Victims’ Rights Caucus. Prior to serving in Congress, Ted Poe served for 22 years as a criminal court judge in Houston where he garnered national media attention for his innovative sentences – dubbed “Poetic Justice.” Prior to that, he served for eight years in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, where he became the chief felony prosecutor.