Tell Congress: Take Action To Protect Survivors of Military Sexual Assault
The U.S. Congress must act swiftly to move the decision to investigate, prosecute, and punish sexual assault in the military out of the chain of command.
Every year, 19,000 service men and women are sexually assaulted while serving in the United States Military. But 86% of them never report their assault―too often because seeking justice threatens their safety, their job security and their future.
Seeking justice should never be a risk, and rape should never be an “occupational hazard.”
It’s time to take action so that survivors of military sexual assault are protected from such egregious acts and sexual predators are brought to justice. Survivors should not suffer retribution for speaking up.
Congress must amend the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and move the prosecution of military sexual assault out of the chain of command.
Only Congress can change the UCMJ to create a real, working system for prosecuting sexual predators in the military.
Add your name to tell Congress to move criminal prosecution of military sexual assault out of the chain of command.
Hello all that actually take the time to read any of my posts. I generally do not post or publicly support motions, but this one really hit home for me. The Invisible War was a documentary that instantly made my decision of not going into the military final. Not only that, but just knowing the astounding number of people fighting for the freedom of our country have had their rights taken away and have had their whole lives devastated by the tragedy of rape. If you don’t take the time to watch the film, I definitely encourage you to show your support and sign the petition above.
“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living, I want to know what you ache for. It doesn’t interest me how old you are, I want to know if you are willing to risk looking like a fool for love, for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive. I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine. It doesn’t interest me where you live or how rich you are, I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and be sweet to the ones you love. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and truly like the company you keep in the empty moments of your life.”—Jon Blais (via de-licacy)