Statement from state Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) on the adoption of her resolution to combat sexual assault in the state:
Last month the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan package of bills aimed at combatting sexual assault in the state. Included in the package was House Resolution 164, introduced by state Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), which would urge Michigan institutions of higher learning to improve policies, training and victims’ services regarding cases of sexual assault and stalking. In response, Rep. Guerra issued the following statement:
“When a young person steps foot on a college campus to further their education, they should not have to worry about protecting themselves from unwanted advances or being unsupported by their school. That is why I introduced this resolution last September and have long been advocating for these critical policy changes to better protect our state’s young people. Today’s vote is a win for survivors throughout Michigan; however, the Legislature’s work is not through. We must continue pursuing policy changes that will ensure our young people are safe, hold institutions accountable and prevent sexual assault altogether.”
El pasado mes de Mayo la Cámara de Representantes aprobó un paquete bipartidista de proyectos de ley destinados a combatir el asalto sexual en el estado. Incluido en el paquete estaba la Resolución de la Cámara 164, presentada por la Representante estatal Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), que instaría a las instituciones de educación superior de Michigan a mejorar las políticas, la capacitación y los servicios de las víctimas en casos de acoso sexual y acoso.