Traci offered the following statement to the press in light of the events at UVA:
"The tragedies at UVA are highlighting today what has been a problem for decades or longer. The historically male dominated General Assembly has not been an advocate for these students. They are only now beginning to address the issue due to national attention from Rolling Stone magazine.
We have always needed legislation that mandates that these crimes be reported to law enforcement authorities and treated as a crime. As a woman and an educator, when I get to Richmond, I will be a tireless advocate for student safety and security as well as countless other issues that affect their lives and their future."