H.R. 840, originally introduced by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), is a bill that would aim to reduce domestic and sexually-based violence among members of our Armed Forces and their family members and partners. If the need for support services arises, the bill would help create a stronger protective service for victims, and hold commands more accountable for enforcing protective orders, pursuing prosecution against perpetrators, and ensuring that there is no recourse taken against those who come forward to report crimes against them.
Please sign the petition and urge Congress to push this bill.
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