Statement on Know Your IX Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 21st, 2020

Sage Carson, the manager of Know Your IX, the leading national survivor- and youth-led campaign of Advocates for Youth released this statement following the dismissal on standing of their lawsuit against Betsy DeVos’ Title IX rule:

“We are disappointed to learn that the court has granted the Trump administration’s request to deny survivors our day in court. We disagree with this decision and are working with counsel to discuss best next steps––but want to make it clear that this is not a ruling on the legality of the rule. Betsy DeVos’ Title IX rule is still clearly biased against student survivors and will wrongly deny students access to their right to an education free from violence.

The fight in court is just one piece of the puzzle. No matter what next steps we choose to take, we will continue fighting hand in hand with student survivors to pass the best policies possible in states, school districts, and on college campuses. We refuse to stop fighting until the cost of education no longer includes sexual violence.”

Survivors, we will never stop fighting for your rights.”