Reyes Condemns Societal Excuses for Rape and Sexual Assault

Thursday, April 26, 2018

(Sacramento)  – Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) took to the Assembly floor to show her strong support for House Resolution 101, which recognizes the month of April 2018 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and April 25, 2018, as Denim Day in California. Assemblymember Reyes and many of her colleagues wore denim to spread the message that there is no excuse for, and never an invitation to commit, rape or sexual assault. “By [wearing denim], we protested against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault and harmful attitudes about rape and sexual assault that allow these crimes to persist and allow survivors to be re-victimized through victim-blaming attitudes and unresponsive government system,” Reyes said on the Assembly floor.  Watch more of her remarks in this Assembly Access  video.