Sign the Letter from MST Survivors to STOP Act Co-Sponsors

To our fellow survivors,

Because so many have voiced their support for the STOP Act, today there are over 120 Congressional co-sponsors of this transformational piece of legislation.

During the fourth week in June, our letter will be delivered to members of Congress thanking the 120 co-sponsors to help us keep attention on the STOP Act and appeal to other members to join this effort.

The more survivors who sign on, the greater the impact we will have in generating additional sponsors for this crucial legislation.

Will you stand with us by co-signing this letter?

Sincerely,

Panayiota Bertzikis
US Coast Guard
  
Colleen Bushnell
US Air Force
 
Kori Cioca
US Coast Guard
 
Ariana Klay
USMC
 
Narelle Helmer
USMC
  
Jessica Hinves
US Air Force
Darchelle Mitchell
US Navy
Michael Matthews
US Air Force
Terri Odom
US Navy

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Dear Co-Sponsor of the STOP Act (HR3435),

THANK YOU!

We are encouraged that there is a growing awareness of the issue of military sexual violence and the failure of the military leadership to make the changes necessary to fix the broken system. We are heartened that measures are being considered in Congress to fundamentally address this issue, but there remains a shocking level of ignorance surrounding this problem.

As survivors of sexual violence within the military, we are all too familiar with the lack of care, victim-blaming, and failure to punish the perpetrator that has become a hallmark of Military Sexual Trauma.

From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank you for co-sponsoring the STOP Act (HR3435). For over 25 years, Congress has held hearings and attempted to fix the problem through well meaning incremental change. It has not worked.

The time is now to fix the broken system through transformational change. We need to face the problem head on and -- by passing the STOP Act -- fix this silent epidemic once and for all.

Please encourage your fellow Representatives to join you in this effort.

Sincerely,
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