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Goal: 20,000 Progress: 3,658
Sponsored by: The Veterans Site

With the amount of sacrifice and dedication America's veterans commit to their country, one might think they receive exemplary treatment in all of their dealings when they come home. Yet, the instance of sexual abuse facing female veterans at VA facilities is on the rise. Hundreds of women have reported occurrences of sexual assault during visits at VA facilities. These allegations cover everything from forced medical examinations to rape.

Worse than anything, most of these incidents were never recorded or reported to the proper authorities. Currently, there are no policies by which the VA tackles alleged occurrences of sexual abuse, and this has allowed several hundreds of these cases to remain uninvestigated and unjustified.

Women should never have to face sexual abuse when when receiving care — especially those who have dutifully served their country. Tell the VA it needs to redesign its policies to support sexual abuse victims!

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Dear Mr. Secretary,

Unspeakable crimes committed at VA facilities remain unreported and unjustified — many female veterans who go into the VA for medical or other care have reported experiencing everything from forced medical examinations to rape. I am calling on you to see that these terrible crimes no longer have a place in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Our veterans have given of themselves to their country in times of uncertainty, danger, and civil unrest. They shouldn't be met with the same circumstances when they return home. Female veterans should expect to receive the proper care they need from the VA without being frightened for their own well being.

Part of the problem is the VA doesn't have any formal system to track and prevent sexual abuse, so many cases continue to be unreported and mishandled. The VA also has a severe lack in security measures to keep patients safe.

Please do all that you can to investigate open cases and to implement stricter sexual assault measures so our female veterans can receive the care they need — without the treatment they don't.


Petition Signatures

Feb 24, 2018 Kathryn Fenn
Feb 24, 2018 Susan Z
Feb 23, 2018 Donna Rondolone
Feb 9, 2018 Leslie Williams
Feb 9, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Feb 8, 2018 Jodi Carlin
Feb 8, 2018 Betty Kowall
Feb 8, 2018 Joan Autry Sexual abuse is illegal, and should be punished wherever it occurs!
Feb 8, 2018 Sandra Tucker
Feb 7, 2018 Ruth Rogers
Feb 4, 2018 miriam feehily
Feb 2, 2018 Annicka Chetty
Feb 1, 2018 Russell Jackson
Jan 28, 2018 Lora Treadway
Jan 26, 2018 Dorothy Henry
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Jan 19, 2018 Amy McKeon
Jan 16, 2018 Heather Pelletier
Jan 14, 2018 Carolyn Edwards-Johnson
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Jan 7, 2018 Sharon Saunders
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Jan 6, 2018 Kathryn Gallagher
Jan 6, 2018 Jerry Day
Dec 17, 2017 Judith Hazelton
Dec 17, 2017 Terri Lynch
Dec 11, 2017 Jodi Ford
Dec 8, 2017 Jill DeSocio
Dec 7, 2017 Ken Stein
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Dec 5, 2017 Joann Evans
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Nov 30, 2017 Lori Nightingale
Nov 26, 2017 Joe and Karen Lansdale
Nov 22, 2017 Laurel Burns
Nov 21, 2017 John Dalla
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Nov 13, 2017 P Garbett
Nov 12, 2017 Julie Allen
Nov 10, 2017 Jennifer Rhoads
Nov 10, 2017 Vianney Ventura
Nov 10, 2017 Jose Morales
Oct 30, 2017 Lisa King
Oct 30, 2017 Pamela Parker
Oct 30, 2017 Sara Garcia
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Oct 27, 2017 Veronica DeGroat
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 23, 2017 Karrie Vukelic

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