In absence of federal action, California bill addresses military sexual harassment

As excerpted from CalMatters.

“The Invisible War,” a 2012 documentary about the culture of rape and sexual assault in the U.S. military, stunned Americans and was nominated for an Academy Award. This powerful film prompted a congressional inquiry on the subject. 

More recently, the tragic death of U.S. Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen reignited public outcry for change in how the military handles reports of sexual harassment and assault. It is indisputable that the federal government needs to pass reform for the protection of all who bravely serve our country. 

We are proud to be partnering on Senate Bill 352, a California Legislative Women’s Caucus priority bill that will make sexual harassment a crime in California’s military ranks (including the Office of the Adjutant General, California National Guard, State Guard, California Cadet Corps and Naval Militia).

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