Chris Uggen is a Distinguished McKnight Professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota. He studies crime, law, and deviance, believing that good science lights the way to a more just and safer world.
I am contacting you because currently in the Whitehouse a petition is going to the Obama Administration that could help cut the staggering ~207,000 sexual assaults a year. The petition is requesting funds be granted to schools willing to adopt curriculum’s/bring in speakers/have academic functions that would support an environment which would educate the youth on sexual assault/abuse. This petition could not only give kid’s a route out of sexual abuse (~1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys are victims – 43% of crimes are committed by someone the child knows), and potentially create a dent in the number of current survivors in the United States (over 20 million according to the CDC). This petition:
could legitimately save thousands of lives and billions of dollars if it got the support and publicity it needed. I was thinking, since you run a great website, you could maybe sign the petition and signal boost this to your audience?
If you are interested in this at all and would like more info please contact me back by email, thank you and have a nice day.
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