Every one to two minutes a sexual assault occurs, however because of the stigma of sexual assault along with a society that blames the victim only about 60% of survivors report the event. Sexual assault is a hidden normality within society. It happens. We know it happens. No one talks about it. It isn't polite to speak of such horrible events ,yet they happen in part because they are so unmentionable. We the undersigned feel that it is time to bring public attention to this social problem in a very visual way. We propose a National Monument for Survivors of Sexual Assault. Help survivors to heal by helping them see they are not alone; that people care about and support them in their healing process.
We challenge you, Mr. President and members of Congress, to take action against sexual violence, publicly acknowledge that it happens and give survivors some sense of safety in a society that cares.