RAINN Applauds Congress Passing Bill Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment

Washington, D.C. - RAINN released the following statement after the Senate passed H.R. 4445 - The Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021. The bill passed the House of Representatives earlier this week, and will now move to the president’s desk:

“Ending forced arbitration is a critical step to remove one of the many barriers survivors face in coming forward and seeking justice. We thank Representatives Cheri Bustos and Morgan Griffith for their leadership on this bill and look forward to the Biden Administration's swift action to sign this landmark bill into law. We still have much work to do, but this is an important win for survivors.” - Camille Cooper, vice president of public policy, RAINN



RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, help organizations improve their sexual assault prevention and response programs, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, free, confidential help is available 24/7 by calling 800.656.HOPE (4673) or visiting online.rainn.org.