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: COVID-19 In Illinois: 1,182 New Coronavirus Cases, 5 More Deaths; Lowest One-Day Death Toll Since September
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: Park District Spring Program Sign Up Starts Monday
Biden will speak to students and others at a campus recreation center in Urbana.MORE NEWS: Chicago Police Seeking To Identify People Involved In Last Summer's Clash With Officers At Columbus Statue In Grant Park
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