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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

Jul 15, 2018 Allison Lansberry
Jul 15, 2018 Richard Pontious
Jul 15, 2018 Wanda Maness
Jul 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 7, 2018 Lisa Hayes
Jul 6, 2018 Kirstin Cender I'm in support to stop it all. How am I suppose to want to get care in a place that has no policy in effect. Military Me Too exists whethet America wants to hear or not!!!!
Jul 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 2, 2018 Michelle Dumar
Jun 25, 2018 Susan Hogarth
Jun 25, 2018 Alicia Orr
Jun 16, 2018 Kathleen Tashiro
Jun 15, 2018 Dorothy Walker
Jun 14, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jun 14, 2018 Leslie Poms
Jun 14, 2018 Catherine Hostetter
Jun 14, 2018 Branden Hostetter
Jun 12, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Jun 11, 2018 Michael Lyons
Jun 7, 2018 Joan Kelly
Jun 4, 2018 Madeleine Norris
Jun 1, 2018 Heidi Steffy
May 28, 2018 Colleen Carroll
May 22, 2018 Peggy Van Sickle This is totally unacceptable!!! This war on women has got to end. It is unacceptable when they are raped by their comrades while they serve and equally unacceptable when they come home and receive services at VA Hospitals or facilities. NO MEANS NO!!!!
May 22, 2018 Patti Mealy
May 22, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 19, 2018 Donna Selquist
May 16, 2018 Kim Johnson
May 9, 2018 Lynne Minore
May 8, 2018 suzanne caruso
May 8, 2018 Sara Vilhena
May 8, 2018 Stephanie Loe
May 8, 2018 Marion Barbour
May 7, 2018 J Lathem
May 5, 2018 Bonnie Steiger
May 3, 2018 Barbara Leary
Apr 22, 2018 Ms. Jocelyn Valdez-Loqui
Apr 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Apr 17, 2018 Karen m
Apr 14, 2018 Jessie Osborne
Apr 14, 2018 george lewis
Apr 14, 2018 vincent donadio
Apr 14, 2018 Kim Hanke
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 6, 2018 Margaret Randall
Apr 6, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 30, 2018 Bill Vann Keep our Female Veterans safe from sexual assault. Anything less is disrespectful and down right just wrong. PLEASE stand up for them, never allowing any opportunity for sexual to happen. NEVER! Thank you
Mar 24, 2018 Jodi Abel
Mar 24, 2018 Rose Ash

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