IAVA Joins Sens. Gillibrand, Ernst, Grassley, Cruz, Shaheen, and Military Sexual Assault Advocates to Announce Military Justice Improvement and Increased Prevention Act
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 28, 2021
Washington, DC — On April 29 at 11AM IAVA’s Executive VP, Tom Porter will join U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, alongside U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), President of Protect Our Defenders, Colonel Don Christensen, USAF (ret.), and survivor Amy Walsh for a press conference to announce their bipartisan legislation, the Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act.
|DATE:||Thursday, April 29th|
|WHO:||U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA)
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Colonel Don Christensen, USAF (ret.), President, Protect Our Defenders
Amy Walsh, Survivor
Tom Porter, Executive VP, Government Affairs, IAVA
U.S. Capitol- on the grass across the drive from the East Senate steps Washington, DC 20016
This updated legislation is designed to professionalize how the military prosecutes serious crimes like sexual assault, and to remove the systemic fear that survivors of military sexual assault experience in deciding whether to report the crimes committed against them. It also provides for new prevention provisions such as more and better training for commanders and increased physical security measures.The event will be live streamed on Senator Gillibrand’s official Facebook and Twitter pages.
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