On July 12, 2019, Trump's Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced his resignation amid growing pressure from the public and UltraViolet members across the country to step down.
UltraViolet members have been at the forefront of the fight for justice for survivors of sexual assault. And when news broke in late 2018 that Trump's Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta had handed serial child rapist Jeffrey Epstein a sweetheart plea deal in 2008, UltraViolet members sprang into action to demand accountability. Acosta's resignation is great news, and it demonstrates that when we come together as a movement, we can take down sexual predators and their enablers, no matter how powerful.
Here's what UltraViolet members did:
This is a HUGE win for survivors of sexual assault everywhere, but in particular, for the dozens of survivors abused by Epstein. With Acosta's resignation and new federal charges filed against Epstein in the state of New York earlier this month, his survivors can finally begin to see justice.
Now, UltraViolet is continuing the fight. We need to hold all powerful people that engage in or enable sexual abuse accountable, including, most notably, the admitted serial sexual assaulter at the very top: President Trump.