FACT: A woman in the military is more likely to be raped by a fellow service member than killed in enemy combat.
The truth is that the military has proven that they can’t deal with this problem on their own–so Congress needs to act:
If members of Congress are serious about protecting the service women who risk their lives to defend us, they need to take action right away. But if they don’t hear from all of us that we are outraged and we want them to stop this problem, the media attention could pass, and this important issue could get bogged down in Washington politics again. Can you sign this petition right away?
1. The military’s sexual assault epidemic, The Week, March 31, 2013
2. Pentagon: Estimated 26,000 Sexual Assaults In Military Last Year, Think Progress, May 7, 2013
4. Sen. Gillibrand leads charge to change Pentagon sex-assault policy, The Hill, May 14, 2013
5. Pentagon: Estimated 26,000 Sexual Assaults In Military Last Year, Think Progress, May 7, 2013
6. Hagel: ‘Outrage, disgust’ as Air Force leader charged with sexual battery, CNN, May 7, 2013
7. U.S. military faces historic tipping point on rape epidemic, NBC News, May 15, 2013
8. False reports outpace sex assaults in the military, Washington Times, May 12, 2013
Air Force General Blames Increase in Military Rape on Hookup Culture, The Daily Beast, May 8, 2013
9. Rape And Sexual Assault In The Military, Rep. Jackie Speier, April 17, 2013
SenGillibrand on Twitter, May 16, 2013
10. Legislation, Protect Our Defenders
11. Sen. Gillibrand leads charge to change Pentagon sex-assault policy, The Hill, May 14, 2013