April 18 2017
2:00 pm

Governor Wolf Announces “It’s On Us” PA Legislation

Governor's Reception Room, Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA

Governor Wolf will be joined by members of his administration and lawmakers to announce a proposed package of legislation that will expand the scope of “It’s On Us PA” to continue working towards ending sexual assault in Pennsylvania.

In January 2016, the “It’s On Us PA” campaign was launched by Governor Wolf to encourage all Pennsylvanians to be a part of the solution to protect students from sexual violence. Since the campaign’s creation, nearly 2,000 individuals from over 200 schools in Pennsylvania have taken the “It’s On Us PA” pledge. Governor Wolf and his Administration secured $1 million in funding through the 2016-2017 budget to support evidence-based sexual assault prevention, reporting, and response systems on college campuses and hosted roundtable discussions with students, educators, advocates, and policymakers across the Commonwealth to share perspectives and ideas on how to end sexual violence.

Last April, Governor Wolf joined Vice President Joe Biden at the University of Pittsburgh to launch the “It’s On Us” National Spring Week of Action. Pennsylvania was selected as the launch site for the week of action as recognition of being the first state in the country to initiate its own “It’s On Us” campaign.