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As of 05/06/2013, the Sexual Assault Training Oversight and Prevention Act has been referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel and is still awaiting further action. According to the Pentagon, there were more than 1,300 complaints of sexual harassment in the military last year. This is a problem that needs to be addressed. Sign the petition to show your support of this bill.
Goal: 25,000 Progress: 22,933
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Imagine: you've joined the military to serve your country, to further your education, or to gain personal growth. You begin your journey with excitement and anticipation. But you are rudely awakened when you encounter instances of sexual abuse during your service.

Sadly, hundreds of thousands of women and men are sexually assaulted during their service terms. All too often these crimes go undocumented, and sometimes the victims are even punished for reporting them. By the Department of Defense's own calculations, 86% of sexual assaults went unreported in 2010 alone. A recent report estimated a 35 percent increase in the number of "unwanted sexual contact" incidents in the military in 2012.

As it is now, the military environment isn't conducive to addressing instances of sexual abuse. That's why we need legislation such as the Sexual Assault Training Oversight and Prevention Act (H.R. 1593), which would improve the prevention of and response to sexual assault in the Armed Forces.

Sign your name in support of making the military safer for our service members!

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Dear Senator Mitch McConnell:

Individuals go into the military for myriad reasons — to pursue a career, personal growth, etc — but no one joins the Armed Services in anticipation of being sexually assaulted.

Not only have hundreds of thousands of men and women been sexually abused during their time in the service, but over 85% of those assaults went unreported. And the military environment doesn't make it easy for victims to report crimes. In fact, sometimes victims are even punished for attempting to publicize the crime.

We need to create an environment where sexual abuse can be discussed openly and victims can find support when they need it. Turning our backs on those who have stepped up for their country is detrimental to the military as well as society.

Please lend your support to H.R. 1593, the Sexual Assault Training Oversight and Prevention Act, which would improve the prevention of and response to sexual assault in the Armed Forces.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures


Jul 16, 2018 Renee Pless
Jul 16, 2018 Dena Shelangoski
Jul 15, 2018 Rae Nessbert
Jul 15, 2018 Jean McDermott
Jul 6, 2018 Kirstin Cender I sued my superiors and the Dept. Of The Army. My case Cender vs. Johnson et al was dismissed in 1983. It is gross this still in 2018 is a problem. I was broken in 1983. My life has gotten on Track finally. By reaching out and finding ways to make change.
Jul 4, 2018 Susan Hanlon
Jun 27, 2018 Beverly Rector
Jun 19, 2018 Donna Ventola
Jun 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 14, 2018 Ruth Benschoter
Jun 14, 2018 Catherine Hostetter
Jun 14, 2018 Branden Hostetter
Jun 14, 2018 Christina Edwards
Jun 12, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Jun 11, 2018 Leah Helmer
Jun 11, 2018 Joan Autry How can this still be happening?! Such assaults should be punished to the fullest!
Jun 11, 2018 Linda Wiltshire
Jun 11, 2018 Lynne Minore
Jun 4, 2018 Madeleine Norris
May 25, 2018 Amy F.
May 25, 2018 Virginia Lippert
May 23, 2018 Tara Spires
May 22, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 19, 2018 Donna Selquist
May 19, 2018 Elaine Dunn
May 8, 2018 suzanne caruso
May 8, 2018 debbie CONRAD
May 8, 2018 Sara Vilhena
May 7, 2018 Andrea Schnitzler
May 4, 2018 Bonnie Steiger
May 3, 2018 Barbara Leary
Apr 28, 2018 Kaley Bill
Apr 22, 2018 Ms. Jocelyn Valdez-Loqui
Apr 22, 2018 Jayne Riley It is completely unacceptable that personnel should face sexual assault, but more than that is the reluctance to admit these heinous crimes or prosecute them. Respect the victims and not the perpetrators or the forces' already tarnished image.
Apr 19, 2018 Sandra Greene
Apr 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 6, 2018 thomas friedman
Apr 6, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 26, 2018 Haley Svec
Mar 25, 2018 Pamela Evans
Mar 25, 2018 Rebecca Lambert
Mar 24, 2018 Judith Zimmer
Mar 24, 2018 Alysa Waring
Mar 24, 2018 Tobey Thatcher
Mar 24, 2018 Rose Ash
Mar 24, 2018 Mary Ann Jones
Mar 24, 2018 Carol Blevins As a woman who was raped herself its time to get this handled!!!!!!!!
Mar 14, 2018 K Cherry
Mar 13, 2018 Wanda Anthony

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