Students File Two Federal Complaints Against UC Berkeley for Mishandling Campus Sexual Assault Cases
31 current and former University of California at Berkeley filed two federal complaints against the college Wednesday, alleging that the university had failed to properly handle sexual assault cases within good time, investigate serial rapists, and take rape and harassment on campus seriously.
"We want to make sure administrations can't keep stuff hush hush in hopes of making it seem like a school is safe than it really is."
Only six other states and Puerto Rico have discrimination protections for victims.
By expanding abortion access, California bucks the national trend of passing legislation that restricts abortion access.
California enacted a law Wednesday that will gradually raise the minimum wage from $8 to $10 an hour.
A bill that would protect the rights of domestic workers has passed the California State Senate.
Assembly Bill 154, written by Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), will allow nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified midwives to perform abortions within the first 12 weeks of a woman's pregnancy.
"[This law is] going to send [students] a message that they are a part of the school community and that they are valued and that we want to see them participate fully and want to see them succeed. That's a powerful message that, frankly, they have not been getting up to this point."