For my third and fourth project as action in Hurricane Season, I focused all my energy on learning about Military Sexual Trama (MST). There are a total of just under 4,000 sexual assault or abuse cases reported each year in the military, but an estimated 19,000 actually occur. After reading the stories of many men and women who have been victims of MST and been repressed and not given the justice they deserve, I decided to create this petition. It focuses on a bill currently under review by the House Committee of Armed Services that looks to further protect military trainees from sexual abuse. It is a bipartisan bill and was started by Jackie Spier who has started many other bills to promote safety from MST for the men and women of the military.
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