- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 30 additional groups, including End Rape on Campus, are backing his proposal to require uniform protocols to prevent and respond to sex assaults on campuses.

The advocacy groups, community organizations and unions join 11 private schools that have already announced their support for the initiative. Legislation would require all colleges and universities across the state to implement measures like those now required at state schools.

Under the “yes means yes” standard, silence cannot be interpreted as permission for sex.

Assault victims must be informed of their right to report incidents to campus police or the local police department.

On Monday, Cuomo hosted a screening of “The Hunting Ground,” a new documentary that examines the epidemic of campus sexual assaults.

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