Vice president, Lady Gaga again team up against sex assault

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 10:04 AM

The seemingly odd couple is stopping at the Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas' Cox Pavilion as portion of the White House'south "It'south On Us" campaign.

Vice president, Lady Gaga again team up against sex assault

Expect plenty of applause for Vice President Joe Biden and superstar singer Lady Gaga when they get the stage Thursday at an event in Las Vegas to lift awareness about sexual assault on college campuses.

The seemingly odd couple is stopping at the Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas' Cox Pavilion as portion of the White House'south "It'south On Us" campaign. Lady Gaga is expected to carry out at the afternoon event.

Biden has been heavily promoting the initiative that urges people maintain sexual assault victims and intervene when consent is questionable. In addition to a half-dozen rallies over the past year at college campuses, the vice president also recently spoke about the issue at a NCAA men'south basketball tournament game and at the School Awards in February.

At the Oscars, Biden introduced Lady Gaga for her performance of "Til It Happens to You," a nominee for best original song. It appeared in "The Hunting Ground," a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses.

The singer, who performed on stage surrounded by sex assault survivors, has talked openly about being sexually assaulted when she was nineteen. She told The Associated Press in an interview before the ceremony that it'd be liberating.

"It'south something in my life that'south always really kind of defined me up until this point," she said.

In his introduction, Biden called Lady Gaga a companion and "courageous lady." The two partnered up after Biden met the lead songwriter of "Til It Happens to You" latest fall at an "It'south On Us" event, according to the vice president'south office. The song'south music video urges people to connect the campaign.

Domestic violence prevention has been a signature issue for Biden since he championed the Violence Against Women Act in the Senate in one thousand nine hundred ninety-fourth. He'll visit the Univ of Colorado, Boulder, for another rally Friday.

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