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Governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks at summit aimed to make sexual assault easier to report and get help afterwards

Posted at 5:43 PM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 22:28:51-05

YPSILANTI, Mich. (WXYZ) — Governor Gretchen Whitmer told a crowd at Eastern Michigan University how she became a sexual assault survivor 30 years ago as a student at Michigan State and kept it quiet for many years.

The Governor says the voices of survivors need to be heard and she has a better way for that to happen.

Survivors can call a confidential hotline 855-VOICES4. Survivors can also text 866-238-1454

The Governor spoke at a forum titled Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault.

Governor Whitmer says 95% of campus sexual assaults are not reported for many reasons.