"If there's no justice for me, that's fine. But I want that justice for other women. I want for them to know that it's never too late."
CASOL evolved from the grassroots initiative in the state of California (End Rape SOL) which successfully abolished the existing 10-year reporting time limit in September 2016. Organizers, chaired by Chelsea Byers, decided to take the campaign national.
End Rape SOL was started by legendary feminist and LGBT rights activist Ivy Bottini. Ivy called a group of like-minded activists together in July of 2015, and word of this campaign quickly spread to anti-violence activists throughout the state. The California campaign was co-chaired by Caroline Heldman, an Associate Professor of Politics at Occidental College in Los Angeles.
In September 2016, EndRapeSOL successfully abolished the statutes of limitation on rape and sexual assault in the state of California. Governor Brown signed the bill into law after a unanimous vote of the Assembly.
CASOL is a fiscally sponsored organization under Nonviolence International.
Nonviolence International is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the USA, registered as a non-profit organization in good standing in the District of Columbia.