VP Joe Biden to speak at Pitt next week as part of 'It's On Us' campaign
March 29, 2016 6:30 AM
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden
By Tracie Mauriello / Post-Gazette Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Pittsburgh will be Joe Biden’s first stop on a multi-city tour meant to seal the vice president’s legacy as a defender of abused women.
Mr. Biden is expected to deliver remarks next Tuesday at the University of Pittsburgh as part of the White House's “It’s On Us” campaign, which addresses sexual assault on college campuses.
The event is expected to be open to the public. Details – including how to get tickets and the time and location of the event – have not been disclosed yet.
Mr. Biden also is expected to visit the University of Nevada in Las Vegas and the University of Colorado in Boulder next week.
The Obama administration launched “It’s On Us” two years ago on 200 colleges and universities across the country where student leaders agreed to work toward preventing sexual assault on campus. The program encourages bystander intervention and asks students to sign pledges acknowledging that sexual activity requires consent.
As the author of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, Mr. Biden has been working for decades to prevent sexual assault.