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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.
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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

Feb 24, 2018 Kathryn Gallagher
Feb 22, 2018 Belinda Clifford
Feb 13, 2018 MaryLynn Michaelis
Feb 9, 2018 Anita Phaneuf
Feb 8, 2018 Jodi Carlin
Feb 8, 2018 Lois Hemm
Feb 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2018 Edward Deutch
Feb 7, 2018 Ruth Rogers Please. This would help the situation.
Feb 5, 2018 Bennie Davis
Feb 1, 2018 Russell Jackson
Jan 29, 2018 Linda Wheeldon
Jan 26, 2018 Bob Thomas
Jan 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2018 Synthia Coplin
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Jan 25, 2018 Robert Ortiz
Jan 24, 2018 Robert Furem
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Jan 19, 2018 Amy McKeon
Jan 19, 2018 Lois Freeman
Jan 14, 2018 Sue Ellen Lupien
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Jan 10, 2018 Steve Bush
Jan 5, 2018 Mair McNamara
Jan 2, 2018 Jodi Ford
Dec 17, 2017 Lisa-May Reynolds
Dec 7, 2017 Ken Stein
Nov 30, 2017 Lori Nightingale
Nov 26, 2017 Amedeo Scircoli
Nov 26, 2017 Joe and Karen Lansdale
Nov 13, 2017 P Garbett
Nov 12, 2017 DayLynn McDonald
Nov 10, 2017 Dianna Hughes
Nov 10, 2017 Vianney Ventura
Nov 10, 2017 Joanne Franchi
Nov 8, 2017 Beah Robinson
Oct 31, 2017 Jodi Abel
Oct 30, 2017 Barbara gale
Oct 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 24, 2017 Ronnie Messick
Oct 23, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Oct 21, 2017 m Wendtland
Oct 16, 2017 kathy patton
Oct 15, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 15, 2017 naomi sobo
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