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KQED covers efforts of Rep. Speier and Courage Campaign in support of STOP Act

In the spring of 2013, amid rising cases of sexual assault in the military, Rep. Speier (D-CA) introduced legislation — the STOP Act — to remove the issue from military control. The STOP Act takes the prosecution, reporting, oversight, investigation, and victim care of sexual assaults out of normal chain of command and places jurisdiction in an autonomous Sexual Assault Oversight and Response Office made up of military and civilian experts. Courage Campaign garnered over 75,000 signatures in support of Rep. Speier’s bill. KQED covers the issue in this piece.