Photo Tom Cullerton works to end violence against womenELMHURST- To continue to look for ways to make our communities safe, State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) hosted a community women’s empowerment summit.

Cullerton partnered with community organizations, medical experts, local law enforcement agencies, as well as State Representative Deb Conroy and State Representative Kathleen Willis and the Attorney General’s office to host a comprehensive discussion on how the community can work together to combat sexual assault on campus and at home.

“Community dialogue is essential to ending violence against women,” said Cullerton. “Our goal was to work together to ensure students and residents are aware of available resources and give them the opportunity to voice their concerns and share input on how we can work together to address this serious issue.”

To combat campus sexual violence, House Bill 821, sponsored by Cullerton this year, provides a roadmap to existing federal requirements and sets standards to prevent and respond to sexual violence.

“Our top priority is to end campus assault. However, if an attack occurs, there needs to be clear and concise standards to give victims a comprehensive path to report crimes and be notified of their rights,” said Cullerton.

Cullerton looks forward to holding additional summits to work toward ending violence in our
communities.

[PHOTO CAPTION]: Senator Tom Cullerton, Rep. Deb Conroy and community leaders signed the Start by Believing Pledge, a national campaign to change the way we view rape culture.

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