Applaud Defense Secretary for Ending Women in Combat Ban

Target: Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta

Goal:  Thank the Defense Secretary for ending the women in combat ban

Women have undoubtedly proven themselves as equal to men during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. They have shown to be so important to the defense of our country that Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has acted to end the ban on women in combat. This will help women to move up in military ranks, and it will also create more career possibilities. Panetta’s actions have opened the doors for women in the military and created more equality for our brave soldiers. Thank Defense Secretary Panetta for this important decision.

This decision will overturn a ruling from 1994 that forbid women from serving in smaller combat units. Because of their lack of experience in combat, women have a hard time gaining the recognition needed to land promotions in their fields. Women have often been used as medics, drivers, and mechanics on the front lines, but never received combat decorations or any other type of recognition. The lifting of this ban will open up more than 200,000 available combat jobs for women.

This decision comes just days after President Obama called for more equality for women in his inauguration speech. Hopefully this ban will lead to more progress with women’s rights. Sign the petition below to thank Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta for his hard work in removing this primitive ban.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta,

Women in the military have constantly faced adversity and disrespect, even though they continue to prove themselves as dedicated and hard workers. By removing the ban against women in combat, you have enabled them to move up in their career levels and finally receive the respect and recognition they deserve.

The sexism in the military will hopefully be dissolved with the removal of this ban. Not only will this create more job openings, but women will also be able to move up in their ranks and feel like their hard work has finally paid off.

Women have been fighting for our country for too long to not be granted the respect they deserve. They have proven themselves to be equal to our male soldiers, and it isn’t right that they have gone this long without having the same rights. Hopefully this will lead to more accepted diversity for the people who fight to protect our country.

We thank you for standing up for women and for fighting to keep equality in our country. We will be sure to see more high ranking women in the future because of you.

Sincerely,

[Your name here]

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