PETITION TO END RAPE, SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE MILITARY

Danielle Armor
Danielle Armor 11 Comments
990 Signatures Goal: 1,000

Rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment are a plague on the Armed Forces of the United States of America. This crisis threatens our national security by undermining operational readiness, draining morale, harming retention, and destroying lives.

The government has studied this issue for decades, and yet, assaults on our troops continue year after year with no end in sight. Sexual predators regularly walk away with slaps on the wrist instead of hard time. Servicemembers who are preyed upon have little to no protection against unsympathetic commanders and vengeful perpetrators. A hostile workplace environment of harassment and intimidation prevails.

We believe that Americans should not sacrifice their right to bodily integrity when they step forward to serve our nation. Turning a blind eye to crimes committed by sexual predators goes against the core values that are the hallmark of military leadership. Honor is found in the integrity, courage and commitment of troops and leaders to do the right thing and confront this crisis, protect and care for their own, and punish those who dare to harm a sister or brother in arms.

We, the undersigned, call on the United States Congress to hold the U.S. Armed Forces accountable for this crisis and to immediately develop and implement a comprehensive plan to eliminate rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment from our nation's military forever.


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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr 16, 2017
    Apr 16, 2017
    I support this fully!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Feb 24, 2017
    Feb 24, 2017
    Something needs to be done about the sexual abuse and coverups in the military!
  • Linh Nguyen
    Linh Nguyen United States, Hayward
    Nov 16, 2016
    Nov 16, 2016
    end it already!
  • Sam Meyer
    Sam Meyer United States, Bay Shore
    Jan 26, 2016
    Jan 26, 2016
    i just wanted to show my support to the members of the military who are subjected to sexual assaults
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    Grady Youngblood United States
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    Linh Nguyen United States
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    Bassam Imam Canada
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    Hillery Earl United States
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    Sam Meyer United States
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    Dawn Lioutas Canada
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    Amber Wade United States
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    Skyler Wade United States
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    Panos Kariotis Greece
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    Rachael Benjamin Canada
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    David Ano United States
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    Grady youngblood
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    bri ericksen United States
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    Sara
    3 years ago
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    Hannah Byttow
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