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Members of New York Congressional Delegation Join Governor Cuomo's Enough is Enough Campaign 

Congressman Charles B. Rangel
"I applaud Governor Cuomo's effort to protect students of New York colleges and universities from sexual assault. Combined with Senator Gillibrand's bi-partisan Campus Accountability & Safety Act on the federal level, I am proud New York is leading the charge against campus violence. We must make sure students feel their school is a safe and secure place to learn and that victims are provided the support resources during such a difficult time."

Congressman Eliot Engel
“The statistics regarding sexual assault on college campuses are staggering and completely unacceptable. This culture of violence against women that has been allowed to fester must end. I applaud Governor Cuomo for introducing legislation that will codify a sexual assault prevention and response policy for all colleges and universities in New York, thereby making our institutes of higher learning safer places for everyone.”

Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey
“Sexual assault has no place in our society, including universities across New York. I wholeheartedly support the Governor’s proposal to cement sexual assault prevention and response guidelines into law for both public and private institutions. It is imperative that all college students in New York have peace of mind that rights, protections, and resources are available regardless of where they choose to study. I will continue to work with the Governor to prevent sexual assault on New York college campuses.”

Congressman José E. Serrano
“Sexual assault has no place on our college campuses. I believe that all of our students deserve the opportunity to receive an education in a safe and inclusive environment. For that reason, I fully support Governor Cuomo and the “Enough is Enough” campaign. Governor Cuomo’s proposal is the right step in putting New York at the forefront of combating sexual violence on all of our college campuses. If enacted, educational institutions in our state will be committed to ensuring that sexual crimes are handled with the full support of campus authorities and law enforcement agencies. I applaud the Governor’s decision to introduce this proposal and I will support all efforts to move this campaign forward.

Congressman Jerrold Nadler
“Governor Cuomo’s announcement today marks a clear step towards combating sexual violence on college campuses in New York and moves us closer to achieving our shared goal of ensuring that college campuses work harder to protect the safety and rights of every student.”

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney
“Governor Cuomo is delivering the most aggressive approach in the nation to combating sexual assault on college campuses. The Governor’s plan clearly defines consent, ensures students know their rights, and creates training requirements for University staff to ensure they know the law. At the federal level, I passed the Campus SaVE Act, and I have introduced the House version of Senator Gillibrand’s Campus Accountability and Safety Act. It’s good to see that all levels of government are working to ensure that being sexually assaulted is no longer a part of earning a college degree."

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks
"Governor Cuomo’s legislation is a great leap forward in protecting our college students from the harms, both physical and mental, of sexual assault. I applaud the Governor’s work on this critical issue and encourage the state assembly to pass the Sexual Assault Prevention bill as quickly as possible."

Congressman Joe Crowley
“Every student on every campus deserves to learn in an environment free from the fear of sexual assault. We’ve seen the alarming numbers, we’ve heard the devastating stories -- there is no question that more must be done to strengthen prevention efforts and help ensure the safety of every student. New York has been at the forefront in the battle against campus sexual assault and I applaud Governor Cuomo for his continued commitment to making our campuses safer.”

Congressman Steve Israel
“The prevalence of sexual assault on our college campuses is simply unacceptable. Enough is enough, which is why I’m pleased to support Governor Cuomo’s program to provide the resources colleges and universities need to combat sexual assault.”

Congressman Paul Tonko
"Sexual assault on our campuses in New York – and around the country – is a problem that deserves our full attention and swift action. While the SUNY system has taken critical steps in addressing this issue, we must do more to protect our students and ensure they are provided with the safe environment they need to grow as individuals. I thank Governor Cuomo for introducing this proposal and for bringing this important issue into the spotlight. I look forward to working with him to make certain we are doing everything we can to keep our students safe and let them focus on their education."

Congressman Tom Reed
“I’m pleased to hear the Governor has seen the value of SUNY’s new policies and has chosen to apply these positive changes to every higher education institution in the state. Victims need care. It’s important that our schools support victims, not add to their suffering. This Bill of Rights is a step in the right direction.”

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
“Not one college student should suffer in silence after being sexually assaulted. Every day that goes by, we’re missing an opportunity to make serious reforms to this broken system."

Congresswoman Grace Meng
"I commend and support Governor Cuomo's efforts to combat sexual violence on college campuses throughout our state. It is critical that we raise awareness of this heinous behavior and do all we can to prevent it. The Governor's proposals to create a uniform policy for all colleges and universities in New York will go a long way towards accomplishing those critical goals, and they would ensure that victims of this terrible crime receive all the assistance and support that they require."

Congresswoman Kathleen Rice
“Parents who send their children to colleges and universities in New York trust that they’ll be kept safe, and our schools have to honor that trust by doing everything possible to prevent sexual assaults from happening and to respond appropriately when they do happen. While we need to push for federal legislation that would apply to all colleges and universities across the country, the Governor’s proposal is an important step that would make New York campuses safer for all students. I’m glad the Governor is making this a priority and I encourage state lawmakers to give this legislation the support it deserves.”

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

“The frequency of sexual assault in American institutions, including colleges and universities, is simply staggering. Every student deserves strong protection from sexual assault, and should be able to access law enforcement and the justice system if they are attacked. I am in full support of this effort and will do everything I can at the national level to assist in this campaign.”

County Executives Statewide Join Governor Cuomo's Enough is Enough Campaign

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone
“It’s time that we all stood up and said enough is enough when it comes to rape and sexual assault on college campuses. Students should feel safe at their colleges or universities, and the Governor’s proposal to ensure private colleges are taking the same important steps that SUNY began last year is a smart move to protect all students in New York State. I am proud to stand up for our students in this fight, and I urge the State Legislature to do the same.”

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks
“The incredibly sad reality is that statistics show at least 1 in 4 college women will be the victim of a sexual assault during her academic career. Yet, fewer than 5 percent of these attacks are reported to law enforcement. Monroe County home to nearly 20 colleges and universities, I am proud to join colleagues across the state to support Governor Cuomo’s new sexual consent policy legislation. By saying ‘enough is enough’ lawmakers are speaking up for the victims who feel they don’t have a voice and standing up to those who are perpetrating these crimes. It is vital that we have a uniform policy among all colleges and universities in order to protect all students across New York.”

Rockland County Executive Ed Day
"More needs to be done to prevent sexual violence on our college campuses, and Governor Cuomo is leading the way. With the 'Enough is Enough' campaign, New York is at the helm of the fight against sexual assault at our schools. This is an important initiative that needs to pass immediately."

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein
"When sexual assault occurs on a college campus, it is imperative that a victim has immediate access to local law enforcement and every possible resource to assist them. Students should know that their schools are taking all steps to guarantee their safety, and that law enforcement is available to help in the event that these sexual crimes occur. It's time that we all take a stand and do everything in our power to end these horrible and devastating crimes and the Governor's policy is a critical part of that process."

Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen Jimino
"Having the opportunity to attend college and further one’s education is a dream for many as they seek the opportunities that a college education can provide. Unfortunately as the statistics show many of those young adults entering a new phase in their life, often times far away from home, find themselves victims of a heinous crime making this effort to improve campus safety vital. I want to commend the Governor for putting the force of his office behind this initiative to help ensure that the young adults of our campuses are free to pursue their dreams without fear of assault.”

Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney
"College campuses should be a safe place for all students to learn. I applaud Governor Cuomo for his leadership on this issue and look forward to welcoming him and Lt. Governor Hochul to town to discuss it."

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano
“It’s imperative that colleges and universities create safe environments for their students. I commend Governor Cuomo for taking the lead in protecting victims of sexual assault at SUNY campuses and for advocating for a uniform policy across the entire State of New York.”

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy
“The Governor’s ‘Enough is Enough’ campaign is a great way to highlight the need to address sexual violence on college and university campuses. As a father with a daughter who lives on a college campus, I particularly appreciate and applaud Governor Cuomo’s focus on this issue. Albany County is proud to be home to some great higher education institutions and we need to do everything we can to ensure students feel protected and continue attending our schools. “

Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro
“Protecting students from sexual violence and making available the tools and resources to seek help is a necessary step. Dutchess County is making this a priority and I applaud Governor Cuomo for his leadership in making students safer, and I urge our colleagues in the legislature to ensure this becomes reality."

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus
"Governor Cuomo's policy to prevent and respond to sexual assault on our college and university campuses is an important step towards better protecting our students. Keeping our college and universities free of violence is something everyone agrees on, regardless of partisan affiliations."

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell
“College is a place where students go to learn and grow, and keeping that environment safe from sexual assault is paramount. The Governor's proposal makes it clear to students their rights and protections while on any college campus in the state, leaving zero room for misinterpretation or misunderstanding. It is right for the 1.2 million college students in New York, and will undoubtedly set the bar for student protections on college campuses across America.”

Montgomery County Executive Matthew Ossenfort
“Every college student in New York deserves to know their rights and the safeguards in place that protect them from sexual violence, and we must do everything we can to keep our students safe. The SUNY policy model offers the most comprehensive set of protections to all of our public college students – now is the time to extend these measures to all of New York's colleges so that everyone is protected under one, uniform policy.”

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente said, “The Governor is proposing a commonsense piece of legislation to ensure unprecedented protections against sexual assault on college campuses. Given the success that SUNY has had with implementing the policy across all campuses, it's clear that the model is scalable and greatly welcomed by the student body. This is the time for New York to lead the nation in protecting our students; I urge the Legislature to pass the Governor's proposal this session – we simply cannot wait any longer.”

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz
“Putting a strong, comprehensive sexual assault policy in place for all private and public colleges and universities across NYS reaffirms our commitment to protecting our children as they pursue higher education while underscoring our unity in preventing sexual assaults and holding offenders accountable to the fullest extent of the law. The SUNY model that will be used statewide has protections for victims, clear and widely-distributed definitions of consent, and a Bill of Rights to educate all students on their legal rights. We owe it to the more than 1 million college students across New York to codify this policy statewide, and I thank Governor Cuomo for his advocacy on this issue.”

Broome County Executive Debbie Preston
“We want to applaud Governor Cuomo’s efforts to protect our students from sexual assaults at all college campuses in New York State. I feel it’s important to make sure these regulations protect our students at public and private universities alike and that people who sexually assault others are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” 

Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli
"Our students in New York who experience sexual violence should never be confused about where to turn or afraid they will not receive help. We must make the information clear and deliver the message that if you need help, you will receive it. I am proud that Governor Cuomo is proposing some of the toughest laws in the nation to give our young people what they deserve: protection from sexual violence."

City Mayors From Across the State Join Enough is Enough Campaign

  • Bill Aiello, City of Olean
  • Dennis Baker, City of Mechanicville
  • Noam Bramson, City of New Rochelle
  • Byron Brown, City of Buffalo
  • James Calnon, City of Plattsburgh
  • Rich David, City of Binghamton 
  • Rick Davis, City of Tonawanda
  • Bill de Blasio, City of New York
  • Joseph DeStefano, City of Middletown
  • Jack Diamond, City of Glens Falls
  • AJ Dolce, City of Dunkirk
  • Daniel Dwyer, City of Rensselaer
  • Paul Dyster, City of Niagara Falls
  • Joseph Fusco, City of Rome
  • Shayne Gallo, City of Kingston
  • Thomas Gillen, City of Oswego
  • William Hallenback, City of Hudson
  • Shawn D. Hogan, City of Hornell
  • Judith Kennedy, City of Newburgh
  • Michael Manning, City of Watervliet
  • Joseph Mauriano, City of Norwich
  • Anne McCaffrey, City of Lockport
  • Gary McCarthy, City of Schenectady
  • Svante Myrick, City of Ithaca
  • William Nelson, City of Ogdensburg
  • Robert Palmieri, City of Utica
  • Ellen Polimeni, City of Canandaigua
  • George Primeau, City of Cohoes
  • Michael Quill, City of Auburn
  • Thomas M. Roach, City of White Plains
  • Lou Rosamilia, City of Troy
  • Kathy Sheehan, City of Albany
  • Sue Skidmore, City of Elmira
  • A. Max Smith, City of Oneida
  • Mike Spano, City of Yonkers
  • Geoff Szymanski, City of Lackawanna
  • Sam Teresi, City of Jamestown
  • Ann Thane, City of Amsterdam
  • Brian Tobin, City of Cortland
  • Lovely Warren, City of Rochester
  • Ron Woodward, City of Fulton
  • Joanne Yepsen, City of Saratoga Springs
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
"It is everyone's responsibility to protect our youth from sexual violence, and I commend the Governor for his Enough is Enough campaign. As the Mayor of a city that is filled with colleges and universities, and a father of a college student and a high school senior, this issue is very important to me. Let's act now to educate, increase safety, and prevent sexual assaults in college campuses."

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown
“Buffalo is home to a number of SUNY schools that have already begun to implement this policy and, on behalf of the City of Buffalo, I support Governor Cuomo's Enough is Enough campaign to further protect students at all of our colleges. His policy will go far to help ensure all students are better protected while at school."

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan
"I was proud to participate in the Governor's Enough is Enough video and am prouder still to formally announce my support for his campaign today. This is an important measure that will provide more information, resources and protections for our students so they can go to college feeling safer and their parents can rest assured they will be protected."

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano
"We must do everything in our power to combat sex assault on college and university campuses, and the Governor's Enough is Enough campaign is taking a bold step towards better protecting our students while they are away from home. During my time in the New York State Assembly, I led the Task Force on Sex Crimes Against Children and Women (SAVE New York), fought for the passage of Megan’s Law, and fought for stiffer penalties for sex offenders as well as protections for their victims. It is crucial that this proposal passes without delay -- it is something we can all agree on, no matter our political affiliations."

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren
"Sex assault on college campuses has become a nationwide epidemic, and it is time that we say enough is enough. The Governor's proposal will make New York a leader in the fight against such horrific acts on our school campuses and I commend him for his leadership."

More than 100 Elected Officials Throughout the State Join Enough is Enough Campaign

New York City

  • Letitia James, Public Advocate
  • Melissa Mark Viverito, Speaker, New York City Council
  • Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
  • Melinda Katz, Queens Borough President
  • Robert Cornegy, Council Member 
  • Laurie Cumbo, Council Member 
  • Maria del Carmen Arroyo, Council Member 
  • Vincent Ingnizio, Council Member
  • Andy King, Council Member
  • Rory Lancman, Council Member
  • Annabel Palma, Council Member
  • Deborah Rose, Council Member
  • Ritchie Torres, Council Member
  • James Vacca, Council Member

Long Island

  • Francis X. Murray, Mayor, Village of Rockville Centre
  • Patricia Norris-McDonald, Mayor, Village of Malverne
  • Len Torres, Council President, City of Long Beach 
  • Fran Adelson, Council Vice President, City of Long Beach 
  • Anthony Eramo, Council Member, City of Long Beach 
  • Eileen Goggin, Council Member, City of Long Beach
  • Scott Mandel, Council Member, City of Long Beach
  • Kate Murray Supervisor, Town of Hempstead
  • Judi Bosworth, Supervisor, Town of North Hempstead
  • Rich Schaffer, Supervisor, Town of Babylon
  • Sean Walter, Supervisor Town of Riverhead
  • Jay Schneiderman, Deputy Presiding Officer, Suffolk County Legislature
  • Robert Calarco, Majority Leader, Suffolk County Legislature

Hudson Valley

  • Diana Cope, Mayor, Village of Margaretville
  • Edward Blundell, Mayor, Village of Red Hook
  • Aileen Rohr, Supervisor, Town of Hyde Park
  • Micki Strawinski, Legislator, Dutchess County
  • Scott Samuelson , Chairperson, Sullivan County Legislature
  • Cora Edwards, Legislator, Sullivan County
  • Paul Feiner, Supervisor, Town of Greenburgh
  • Carl Chipman, Supervisor, Town of Rochester
  • Susan Zimet, Supervisor, Town of New Paltz
  • Catherine Borgia, Westchester County Board of Legislators Majority Leader, Ossining
  • Lyndon Williams, Westchester County Board of Legislators Majority Whip, Mount Vernon
  • Alfreda Williams, Westchester County Legislator and Chair of the Board of Legislators Community Services Committee, Greenburgh 
  • Ben Boykin, Westchester County Legislator, White Plains
  • Pete Harckham, Legislator, North Salem
  • Ken Jenkins, Westchester County Legislator, Yonkers
  • Catherine Parker, Westchester County Legislator, Rye
  • MaryJane Shimsky, Westchester County Legislator, Hastings-on-Hudson

Capital Region

  • Paula Mahan, Supervisor, Town of Colonie
  • Kevin Lewis, Chairman, Greene County Legislature
  • Douglas Ostrander, Supervisor, Town of Cairo
  • Billy Hughes, County Board of Supervisors Minority Leader, Columbia County
  • Matthew Veitch, County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Saratoga County 
  • Anthony Jasenski, County Legislature Chairman, Schenectady County 
  • Kevin Geraghty, County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Warren County
  • James Lindsay, County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Washington County 
  • Carolyn McLaughlin, City Council President, Albany
  • Joe Landry, Town Supervisor, Town of Niskayuna 
  • Denise Murphy McGraw, Town Councilwoman, Town of Niskayuna 
  • Peter Grimm, Legislator, Rensselaer County 
  • Ed Manny, Legislator, Rensselaer County
  • Gary Pavlic, Legislator, Rensselaer County 
  • Patrick Grattan, County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Columbia County

North Country

  • Bernie Bassett, Supervisor, Town of Plattsburgh
  • Tim Currier, Mayor, Village of Massena
  • David Button, Supervisor Town of Canton
  • Marie Regan, Supervisor, Town of Potsdam
  • Randy Douglas, Chairperson, Essex County Board of Supervisors
  • Bill Ferebee, Supervisor, Town of Keene
  • Clyde Rabideau, Mayor, Village of Saranac Lake
  • Barbara Rice, Legislator, Trustee, Franklin County, Village of Saranac Lake
  • Jennifer Stevenson, Councilor, City of Ogdensburg
  • Sam Dyer, Chairperson, Clinton County Board of Legislators

Central New York

  • Michael Chapman, Chairperson, Cayuga County Legislature
  • Ryan Foley, Legislator, Cayuga County
  • Donald Earle, Chairperson, Seneca County Board of Supervisors
  • J. Ryan McMahon, Chairperson, Onondaga County Legislature
  • Linda Ervin, Minority Leader, Onondaga County Legislature
  • Peggy Chase, Legislator, Onondaga County
  • Chris Ryan, Legislator, Onondaga County 
  • Monica Williams, Legislator, Onondaga County Legislature
  • Marty Masterpole, Auditor, City of Syracuse
  • Van Robinson, Common Council President, City of Syracuse
  • Helen Hudson, Common Councilor, City of Syracuse 
  • Pamela Hunter, Common Councilor, City of Syracuse
  • Kathleen Joy, Common Councilor, City of Syracuse
  • Chad Ryan, Common Councilor, Syracuse Common Council

Southern Tier

  • W. John Schaffer, Supervisor, Town of Vestal
  • Rose Sotak, Supervisor, Town of Union
  • Jerry Marinich, Chairperson, Broome County Legislature
  • Jason Garnar, Minority Leader, Broome County Legislature
  • Martha Sauerbrey, Chairperson, Tioga County Legislature

Finger Lakes

  • Loretta Scott, City Council President, City of Rochester 
  • Adam Bello, Supervisor, Town of Irondequoit
  • Carrie Andrews, Minority Leader, Monroe County Legislature
  • Cynthia Kaleh, Legislator, Monroe County Legislature
  • Charlie Evangelista, Supervisor, City of Geneva
  • Leigh MacKerchar, Mayor, Village of Penn Yan

Western New York

  • Dennis Brochey, Supervisor, Town of Lewiston
  • Kristen Grandinetti, Council Member, City of Niagara Falls
  • Denise Coffey, Mayor, Village of Silver Springs
  • Joseph Robinson, Mayor, Village of Warsaw
  • Douglas Berwanger, Chairperson, Wyoming County Board of Supervisors
  • Brian Kulpa, Mayor, Village of Williamsville
  • Anthony Caruana, Supervisor, Town of Tonawanda
  • Sheila Meegan, Supervisor, Town of West Seneca
  • Demone Smith, Majority Leader, Buffalo Common Council
  • Betty Jean Grant, Minority Leader, Erie County Legislature

Student Advocates Join Governor Cuomo’s Enough is Enough Campaign to Combat Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Kulsoom Ijaz, third year law student at Syracuse University College of Law
“Educational institutions offer students services; these services extend beyond coursework and extracurriculars - they extend to safety. We need legislation that is able to hold colleges and universities accountable to their students and ensure that no one feels unsafe in their learning environment. This bill can serve as a model for other states and address a nationwide issue.”

Sejal Singh, senior at Columbia University
“Every year, thousands of students are sexually assaulted in New York. Our colleges and Universities have repeatedly failed to keep us safe, so we need the state to guarantee strong oversight, as well as fair, transparent policies. New Yorkers need this policy, and we need it this year.”

Zoe Ridolfi-Starr, senior at Columbia University and the co-director of the national student organization Carry That Weight. 
“I moved to New York City to attend Columbia, my dream school--only to be sexually assaulted during my first year here. My whole college experience has been defined by this experience. By taking bold, decisive action to combat campus sexual violence, Governor Cuomo and our state’s legislators can help ensure that no other student in New York ever has to go through that pain. I am grateful that the Governor is working with us to improve how colleges handle sexual violence based on our experiences as students, and am proud to support this campaign.”
· Alternatives for Battered Women
· A Better Balance
· Bivona Child Advocacy Center
· CAMBA Housing Ventures, Inc.
· Center for the Women of NY
· Center for Youth Services
· The Continental Society, Inc. - New York Chapter
· Crime Victims Assistance Center
· Crisis Services
· Dutchess County Central Labor Council
· East End Women's Network
· Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee
· Erie County Commission on the Status of Women
· Family Planning Advocates of New York
· Family Services, Inc.
· Grace Smith House
· Hispanic Counseling Center
· Hispanic Resource Center
· Jack and Jill of America - Brooklyn Chapter
· Long Island Fund for Women and Girls
· Mental Health Association of Dutchess County
· Metropolitan Community Churches
· NARAL Pro-Choice New York
· National Susan B. Anthony House and Museum
· A New Hope Center
· New York Asian Woman's Center
· New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault
· New York State Nurses Anesthetists
· NYS Nurses Association
· NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Inc
· NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault
· Rape Crisis Center of Syracuse, Inc.
· Rochester Women's Network
· Sanctuary for Families
· The Safe Center
· Safe Horizon
· Sakhi for South Asian Women
· Spanish Action League
· Southwest Community Center
· St. Luke's-Roosevelt Crime Victims Treatment Center
· Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence
· United Way of Greater Rochester
· UNITEHERE! Local 150
· Vera House, Inc.
· Violence Intervention Program
· VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center
· WNY Women's Foundation
· WomenElect
· Women's TAP Fund
· Women Warriors
· YMCA of Orange County
· YMCA of the Mohawk Valley
· YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County
· YWCA Binghamton
· YWCA of Cortland
· 100 Hispanic Women

Ariel Zwang CEO, Safe Hori­zon
"I pro­foundly dis­agree with McCaughey’s as­ser­tion that Gov. Cuomo’s cam­pus sexual assault pol­icy "crim­i­nal­izes nor­mal sex­ual in­ter­ac­tions." Forc­ing a stu­dent to en­gage in un­wanted sex­ual ac­tiv­ity is not “nor­mal.” Turn­ing a blind eye to stu­dents who re­port sex­ual as­sault, as too many cam­puses his­tor­i­cally have done, only com­pounds the prob­lem. At Safe Hori­zon, we work with thou­sands of vic­tims of sex­ual as­sault ev­ery year. So­ci­ety must take ev­ery avail­able step to pre­vent these crimes from ever tak­ing place and, where needed, of­fer sup­port and ser­vices to those harmed by sex­ual as­sault. We sup­port Cuomo’s com­mon­sense pro­posal to help pro­tect scores of col­lege stu­dents through­out the state — stu­dents who ev­ery­one agrees de­serve ev­ery ounce of pro­tec­tion and safety."

Public Safety Officials from Across the State Join Governor Cuomo’s Enough is Enough Campaign

The following 28 sheriffs have joined the Enough is Enough campaign:

  • Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple
  • Allegany County Sheriff Rick Whitney
  • Broome County Sheriff David Harder
  • Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace
  • City of New York Sheriff Joseph Fucito
  • Cortland County Sheriff Lee Price
  • Cortland County Undersheriff Herbert Barnhart
  • Delaware County Sheriff Thomas Mills
  • Franklin County Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill
  • Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey
  • Genesee County Sheriff Gary Maha
  • Herkimer County Sheriff Christopher Farber
  • Jefferson County Sheriff Colleen O’Neill
  • Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley
  • Nassau County Sheriff Michael Sposato
  • Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour
  • Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol
  • Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero
  • Orange County Sheriff Carl DuBois
  • Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo
  • Schuyler County Sheriff William E. Yessman, Jr.
  • Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco
  • Tompkins County Sheriff Kenneth Lansing
  • Ulster County Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum
  • Warren County Sheriff Nathan York
  • Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts
  • Wyoming County Sheriff Gregory Rudolph
  • Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike


30 Additional Groups Join Enough is Enough Campaign

  • Arab American Family Support Center
  • Assn. Mujeres Progresista
  • Bivonia Child Advocacy Center
  • Day One NY
  • End Rape on Campus
  • Family Service League of Long Island
  • Gay Men’s Health Crisis Center 
  • Girls Be Heard
  • Girls Inc. of Long Island
  • Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region
  • Hetrick-Martin Institute
  • IUPAT District Council 9-Painters
  • L.I. Against Domestic Violence
  • Legal Momentum 
  • McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center 
  • Mount Sinai SAVI Program
  • National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health 
  • NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
  • Retreat, Inc.
  • RWDSU 
  • Sadie Nash Leadership Project
  • Sakhi for Social Services 
  • SEIU Local 200 United
  • South Asian Fund for Education Scholarship and Training
  • Syracuse Northeast Community Center​
  • Teamsters Local 237
  • TWU Local 100
  • Women's City Club of NYC 
  • Womensphere

Annie E. Clark, Co-founder, End Rape on Campus
“It’s on all of us to end the epidemic of sexual assault that is plaguing colleges and universities across the United States today. The state and federal government have a responsibility to protect and support our students who are victimized by these terrible crimes, we can make a profound difference in the lives of students today. Governor Cuomo is right to stand up on this issue in support of survivors like me.”

Andrea Pino, Co-founder, End Rape on Campus
“Every student should feel safe and supported on campus, and we have to ensure that schools are doing everything possible to prevent and address sexual assault. As a survivor, I know what’s at stake on this issue, and it is unacceptable that some schools are still allowed to sweep cases of sexual violence under the rug. We need more people like Governor Cuomo, who are willing to speak out with us in the fight to end rape on campuses nationwide.”

Governor Cuomo Announces 1199 SEIU, HRC Among 14 Additional Labor Groups to Support Enough is Enough Campaign

  • 1199 SEIU
  • Hotel Trades Council
  • Construction and General Building Laborers' Local 79
  • Greater New York Laborers & employers cooperation and education trust (GNY LECET)
  • IUPAT DC 4
  • The Mason Tenders' District Council of Greater New York PAC
  • Recycling & General Industrial Laborers' Local 108
  • New York, New Jersey Joint Board, Worker's United
  • New York Metropolitan Joint Board, Worker's United
  • Workers United Rochester Regional Joint Board
  • Workers United Laundry, Distribution & Food Service JB
  • CWA District 1
  • CWA Local 1180


In the News
In the News

February 24, 2015 New York Times Letter to the Editor: Campus Rape Prevention
by Christine Quinn, Special Adviser to the Governor

February 25, 2015 New York Daily News article: Cuomo Unveils Campaign to Fight Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

February 25, 2015 The Buffalo News article: Kathy Hochul Leads New Effort Against Campus Sexual Assault

February 26, 2015 The Huffington Post Op-Ed: New York is a Leader in the Fight Against Sexual Assault on College Campuses by Christine Quinn, Special Adviser to the Governor

February 27, 2015 The Journal News Editorial: Change College Rape Culture

March 1, 2015 Washington Square News Editorial: Historic New York Assault Policy Praiseworthy

March 2, 2015 The Buffalo News article: Gillibrand, Hochul push bill fighting sexual violence on campuses

March 3, 2015 The Statesman article: Governor Cuomo launches “Enough is Enough” campaign to combat sexual assault on college campuses

March 3, 2015 AuburnPub article: Cuomo's plan to combat sexual assaults on college campuses endorsed by county executives 

March 4, 2015: Whoopi Goldberg Joins ‘Enough is Enough’ Campaign to Combat Sexual Assault on College Campuses

March 16, 2015 Associated Press: Campus sex assault survivors to NY lawmakers: OK consent law

March 17, 2015 Auburn Citizen: Students from Syracuse University, other private colleges join Cuomo's campaign to combat campus sex assaults

March 17, 2015 Troy Record: Advocates, victims push legislature to pass bill preventing rape on college campuses

March 18, 2015 Auburn Citizen editorial: College sexual assault policy should be the law in NY

May 20, 2015: ICYMI: Governor Cuomo: 'Enough is Enough' on Campus Sex Assaults

June 2, 2015: Governor Cuomo Announces 30 Additional Groups, Including ‘End Rape on Campus,’ Join in Support of Enough is Enough Campaign

June 8, 2015, ICYMI: Lady Gaga: Enough is Enough: Time to Take a Stand Against Sexual Assault on College Campuses

June 8, 2015: Governor Cuomo Hosts Screening of ’The Hunting Ground’ in Albany as End of Session Push to Pass ‘Enough is Enough'

June 9, 2015: Governor Cuomo Announces 1199 SEIU, HTC Among 14 Additional Labor Groups to Support Enough is Enough Campaign

July 7, 2015: Governor Cuomo Signs “Enough is Enough” Legislation to Combat Sexual Assault on College and University Campuses