Last week, the Senate Armed Services Committee grilled military leaders on how to reduce sexual assault.
While the hearing was taking place, MoveOn member Trina McDonald—who survived multiple sexual assaults while serving in the U.S. Navy—delivered more than 215,000 signatures from other MoveOn members and our allies demanding that Congress remove military sexual assault prosecutions from the chain of command.
Trina’s story has broken through and caught the attention of CNN, the Washington Post, and other media outlets. But today, committee chair Senator Carl Levin turned his back on military sexual assault survivors by dismissing a bipartisan measure that would remove sexual assault reporting from the chain of command.
We made this powerful video of Trina’s story and experience in Washington to share with other MoveOn members, our friends, and our family members.
If thousands of MoveOn members in every state call on their senators to get on board, we can bypass the Armed Services Committee and revive Sen. Gillibrand’s bill on the Senate floor and put it back on track to becoming law. We can help Trina win her campaign to remove prosecution from the chain of command .
Call your senators at (202) 224-3121 and ask them to demand that military sexual assault prosecutions are taken out of the chain of command.
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