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May 30, 2013
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BOXER TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE IN LOS ANGELES ON LEGISLATION TO FIGHT SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE MILITARY
Senator Will Be Joined By A Survivor of Military Sexual Assault Who Will Speak Out for the First Time
Washington, DC – On Friday, May 31st at 11:30 a.m. PT, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) will hold a press conference to discuss her bipartisan legislation with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) to address the epidemic of military sexual assault by ensuring that decisions to prosecute these heinous crimes are made by trained military prosecutors – not senior commanders. At the event, Senator Boxer will be joined by Stacey Thompson of San Clemente, a Marine Corps veteran and sexual assault survivor who will share her story for the first time.