WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, United States Senators and members of the Senate Armed Services Committee Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced bipartisan legislation known as the Educating Servicemembers in Training On Prevention (E-STOP) Act. This legislation would implement educational steps to thwart military sexual assault by mandating in-person, comprehensive sexual assault prevention training, and teaches proper use of social media for newly enlisted servicemembers in all branches of the U.S. military before they depart for basic training.
About this legislation:
Why this legislation is necessary:
Support for the legislation:
This bill has received support from the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Protect Our Defenders, Futures Without Violence, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence and Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN).
View the bill text here.