Demand Justice for Female Soldier Reportedly Murdered on Military Base

Target: Mark T. Esper, Secretary of Defense of the United States Department of Defense

Goal: Open a congressional investigation into the alleged murder of a female soldier at the Fort Hood military base.

A 20-year-old soldier in the U.S. military was reportedly murdered at Fort Hood military base in Texas. Her dismembered body was found not long after she apparently told friends and family that she was being sexually harassed by two of her superiors. The soldier, Vanessa Guillén, never made a formal report due to fear of retaliation.

Guillén’s family is calling for the opening of a congressional investigation into Fort Hood military base and her murder. They are also calling for the immediate replacement of her chain of command, as well as for new legislation to create an independent agency for soldiers to report sexual harassment and violence. Sign below to stand with these demands and bring justice to Vanessa Guillén.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Secretary Esper,

The alleged murder of soldier Vanessa Guillén represents a larger problem of sexual violence within the U.S. military. According to the Department of Defense, one in three service members report sexual assault. Many fear reporting harm due to possible retaliation within the military.

This structure has resulted in the apparent death of Vanessa Guillén, as well as the abuse of thousands of other female soldiers. In solidarity with Guillén’s family and the movement against sexual violence in the military, I demand that you open an investigation into Fort Hood, immediately replace Guillén’s chain of command, and encourage new legislation that makes it safer for women to report sexual violence.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: U.S. Military


One Comment

  1. Carolyn Douglas says:

    The killers must be found and punished for the rest of their lives. IMO

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