NCFM Carolina’s President meets with Senator Burr
NCFM NOTE: Here’s an example of responsible activism in the war against men. The President of our NCFM Carolina’s Chapter has coordinated efforts with like-minded organizations and working with the families of young college students falsely accused of sexual assault. The NCFM Carolina’s website is one of the best sources of related information on the Internet about the war against our college men. It was through these efforts that we gained permission to provide written testimony to the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) commitee which is now part of the Congressional Record. Subsequently, Senator Burr‘s (Senior Senator North Carolina) office offered a meeting, not just with staffers, but with Senator Burr himself. We need more efforts like this. We need more advocates like our NCFM members in North Carolina. We need more direct relationships with elected officials. Let us know please if you can help…
The Campus Safety and Accountability Act was introduced by three Democrat and three Republican Senators as a bipartisan bill: Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). If any of those are your state Senators please contact their office and let them know that you oppose this legislation and War on Men. Does anyone know if any of them have sons? If so, please let us know.
NCFM Carolinas has been busy connecting with state legislators and federal officials to give a voice to college men that have been devastatingly harmed from being falsely accused of sexual assault, subjected to biased kangaroo sex courts and expelled from their university.
We have also been working diligently with a coalition of attorneys from across the country that are representing college men who have filed lawsuits against their university to discuss the damage done to them. We have posted on our website a list of these and other related cases that have been filed in state and federal courts.
Recently we met with Senator Richard Burr (NC-R) to discuss our many concerns about recentlyproposed legislation by Senator Claire McCaskill and Senator Barbara Boxer related to the handling of reported campus sexual assault. We find much in these bills to be objectionable, specifically the complete void regarding due process rights for the accused while special privileges are bestowed upon the accuser who is labeled as “victim” in both bills thereby predisposing guilt on the accused.
We are happy to report that we have an ally in Senator Burr who expressed support for our position that universities need to give fundamental and proper due process for college students. While universities are under increasing pressure from the Obama administration to get tough on campus sexual assault, they should not do so at the cost of destroying innocent young men especially to appease a politically inspired witch hunt.
At the conclusion of our meeting with the senator, we presented a binder that included a dozen letters from both students and families that have been devastated by a deeply flawed and broken disciplinary system existing today in post-secondary education.These are the cases of families that lie in the wake of false accusations and whose world has overnight turned into a nightmare beyond reason. They deserve to be heard, they deserve to have their belief in due process rights restored, they deserve to have the attention of our government.
Our work in this area is really just beginning. The proposed legislation is deeply flawed and is not friendly to established procedural safeguards to ensure due process for both accuser and the accused. We commend the work of Congress to explore solutions aimed at ensuring student safety on our nation’s college campuses. We must work together to eradicate sexual assault while preserving the rights and civil liberties that are foundational to a presumption of innocence given to all citizens and our chapter is committed to doing so.