7 Jun 2016
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is renewing her call on the Senate to pass the bipartisan Military Justice Improvement Act. It was re-introduced on 26 May 2016 as an amendment (S.Amdt.4310) to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2017. This bill would remove decisions to take serious crimes to trial from the chain of command and transfer it to independent, trained military prosecutors, making the military justice system more impartial and fair for victims of sexual assault. Senator Gillibrand is pushing for a vote on the amendment this month.
Please join Equality Now and SWAN in supporting this bill and ensuring justice for victims of sexual assault in the military! If you live in the U.S., please call and click below to write to your Senators and urge them to support S.Amdt.4310! Find your Senator.
Read Senator Gillibrand’s new report about sexual assault in the military and learn more about the Military Justice Improvement Act.