Military Rape Speech 18 by Congresswoman Jackie Speier

 

 

“Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise again to highlight the epidemic of sexual assault and rape in the military.

Next week will mark the one-year anniversary of my first floor speech on this issue. That day I told the story of Technical Sergeant Mary Gallagher who was raped by a co-worker while deployed in Iraq. The week leading up to the rape, Sergeant Gallagher’s assailant harassed her, stalked her and attempted to break into her room. Though she twice reported the assailant’s threatening behavior, her command did nothing about it. They called it a, quote, “he said, she said scenario.”

Justice was not served.”

To read the full speech by Congresswoman Jackie Speier, click here.

 

 Are you a survivor of rape or sexual assault in the military? 

Congresswoman Speier is personally inviting you to share your story by e-mailing stopmilitaryrape@mail.house.gov. If you choose to share your experience with the Congresswoman, please indicate whether or not you are willing to give her your permission to share it on the House floor.

If you have experienced rape, sexual assault or harassment in military service, know that there are resources to help you. 

 

24/7 Emergency Crisis Care with offices in
Washington DC and Cambridge MA.
MRCC also has representatives in 35 states
as well as Japan, Germany and England.

Survivor Support Network:
Services, Resources, Hotlines, MST Forums, and Suggestions

Sexual Assault Support for the DoD Community

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Rep. Speier on Military Rape and Fox News’ Dangerous Remarks

 

 

Are you a survivor of rape or sexual assault in the military? Congresswoman Speier is personally inviting you to share your story by e-mailing stopmilitaryrape@mail.house.gov.

If you choose to share your experience with the Congresswoman Speier, please indicate whether or not you are willing to give her your permission to share it on the House floor.

 

 

 

Send Representative Speier
your personal story at

StopMilitaryRape@Mail.House.Gov

 

If you choose to share your experience with the Congresswoman,
please indicate whether or not you are willing to give her your permission to share it on the House floor.

Rep. Jackie Speier Delivers Ninth Speech
on Rape and Sexual Assault in the Military

October 4, 2011

 

Rep. Jackie Speier

 ” Read my lips, the military must end rape in this country and those who commit such crimes must be brought to justice.”

Rep. Jackie Speier (D) California
April 6, 2011

Send Representative Speier
your personal story at

StopMilitaryRape@Mail.House.Gov

If you choose to share your experience with the Congresswoman, please indicate whether or not you are willing to give her your permission to share it on the House floor.

 

Visit Congresswoman Speiers’ web page on Rape And Sexual Assault In The Military, here.