Senators are considering amendments for the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act may get a vote on the Senate floor as an amendment. This critical bill reforms the current military justice system by taking the decision to prosecute serious cases, like sexual assault, out of the chain of command, and putting it where it belongs — in the hands of trained, independent military prosecutors.
Separating military justice decision-making from the chain of command will give these decisions to those who have legal expertise and make it possible for commanders to concentrate on their own areas of expertise, including improving the climate in their commands to prevent sexual assault.
Raise your voice on behalf of our service members. Tell your Senators to support the Military Justice Improvement Act.
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to urge you to support Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]