President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden Friday trumpeted a new White House effort to eliminate sexual assaults on college campus, urging men to do more to prevent the spate of crimes at institutions of higher learning.
“Campus sexual assault is not something we as a nation can turn away from and say that’s not our problem,” Obama said from the White House.
“We’re here to say today, “It’s not on you. It’s not your fight alone. This is on all of us. We have your back,” he added.
The White House is partnering with the NCAA college athletic league and major companies to promote an “It’s On Us” prevention campaign. The White House is also enlisting celebrities to condemn sexual assault and domestic violence.