Our efforts have paid off! On January 23rd, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) will hold a hearing on the largest military sexual abuse scandal in history at Lackland Air Force Base. Getting the hearing scheduled was a breakthrough.
We thank the thousands of citizens, survivors and advocates who, since last summer, signed our petition calling on the HASC to hold a public hearing, spoke out in the media, tweeted “Ask Buck,” and personally visited Congress.
Special thanks to Paula Coughlin-Puopolo for courageously stepping forward to expose sexual assaults at Tailhook in 1992, and again last year by leading our petition, demanding a hearing to address sexual abuse at Lackland — and throughout our armed forces.
And if you can’t join us in person, click here to join us in spirit by sending well wishes to survivors.
Will the hearing provide a meaningful step toward ending this crisis? We all must demand no less.