URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver a speech at the University of Illinois on preventing sexual assaults on college campuses.
According to the White House, Thursday’s talk is expected to highlight the “It’s on Us” campaign President Obama kicked off last year. The president’s initiative began as sexual assaults on college campuses became a frequent topic of news coverage.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Sunny And Dry For Several Days To Come
Biden has been a longtime advocate for strong laws against sexual assault and domestic violence. As a U.S. senator he sponsored the legislation that in 1994 became the federal Violence Against Women Act.READ MORE: At Least 3 Killed, 30 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago, Including Mass Shooting In Chatham
Biden will speak to students and others at a campus recreation center in Urbana.MORE NEWS: Man Shot, Wounded In West Englewood; Police Vehicle Also Struck By Gunfire
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