October 2013
Students Unite to Fight Sexual Violence
Tomorrow, nearly 300 colleges across the country are participating in RAINN Day 2013, RAINN's annual day of action on campuses nationwide.

Something Blue 
Susan and Daniel Cole and their entire wedding party donned Bands4RAINN wristbands at their wedding to show their support and spread awareness of sexual violence. 

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Speaker Spotlight
Gwen's story is a reminder that assaults on college campuses are all too common. Now Gwen is taking action to educate her peers.

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"Every two minutes, a sexual assault happens in the U.S., and nearly 50 percent of the victims are under the age of 18."
----  RAINN's Katherine Hull
"One of the main issues of rape sentencing is that most guilty verdicts are the result of a plea bargain...It ends up being a lot less than what the public would think is appropriate." 
----  RAINN's Scott Berkowitz 
Scott Berkowitz, 
 president and founder, called Steubenville a "teachable moment" about bystander responsibility: "High-profile cases force us as a society to try and do better." ----  Jezebel

New Release: Safe Helpline Video
New on the RAINN YouTube channel: This Safe Helpline video highlights resources for sexual assault survivors in the military so they can receive advice and support.

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono
"I commend RAINN for its continued efforts to prevent sexual assaults, support survivors and bring perpetrators to justice. This work is incredibly important, and we must all do our part to address the horror of sexual assault. I've been proud to support legislation like the Violence Against Women Act and bipartisan efforts to improve the military justice system for service members who are sexual assault survivors. I will continue to stand with advocates like RAINN and allies in Hawaii and across the nation in this fight to dramatically reduce sexual assault and violence." 
----  Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI)
Rep. Mark Amodei
"When you talk about an enduring commitment to all victims of sexual violence, you have to talk about RAINN. From around-the-clock services for survivors, to prevention, to partnering with Congress and law enforcement to see that justice is served, they are performing yeomen's work. I am proud to stand with RAINN as we champion the dignity of the victims of these heinous crimes." 
---- Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV)
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