Friday, March 29, 2019

BREAKING: McSally Announces 2-day Summit On Sexual Assault, Hosted By Army/Navy/Air Force

The @USNavy, @USArmy and @usairforce are hosting the "National Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at America's Colleges, Universities, and Service Academies" next week, in response to @SenMcSallyAZ 's questioning/letter/etc The Senator will give a keynote address on the topic.

The summit will take place next Thursday and Friday at the Naval Academy. The Marines and Coast Guard appear to currently be missing in the action.

McSally has pressed the Acting Secretary of Defense and the military branches to work with her in coming up with a plan to address the ongoing and serious issue. At a hearing last month, McSally testified emotionally about her personal experience while in the USAF. (Link)

According to her office, the purpose of this national discussion will be broader than simply the military branches: "The purpose of this summit is to create a forum for leaders and experts at public, private, and government-run educational institutions from across the nation to share best practices and to develop strategies to reduce the prevalence of sexual assault and sexual harassment in America’s education system."

McSally has also asked that there be a "Tank" meeting with all Pentagon leadership and 4-Star Generals to specifically address the issue as it pertains to the military.

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