President Obama unveils campaign against campus assaults

Sep 19, 2014 8:30 AM by Cheryl Wengren

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House has enlisted Hollywood stars including Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" and Connie Britton of "Nashville" to help fight campus sexual assault.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are unveiling the "It's On Us" campaign Friday at a White House event.

The website went live Friday morning. It's called and features a PSA with Obama, Biden and other familiar faces telling viewers it's their responsibility to stop sexual assault. Celebrities also include actresses Kerry Washington and Mayim Bialik (MAH'-yim bee-AH'-lik), comedian Joel McHale and musicians Randy Jackson and Questlove.

With an estimated one in five college women attacked, the campaign says to make sure friends are safe and to intervene before an assault happens. The message is particularly targeted at men.


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