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MEDIA ADVISORY: Protect Our Defenders to Join Senator Barbara Boxer for LA Press Conference on Sexual Assault Legislation

1. Read remarks from Military Sexual Assault Survivor Stacey Thompson
2. Read remarks from Protect Our Defenders, Communications Director Brian Purchia

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES:
May 30, 2013
Contact: Peter True (202) 224-8120

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

TOMORROW

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.

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