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United to protect young women and girls from sexual assault by US soldiers.
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This group was created to respond to revelations in the press that teen girls are regularly raped by military recruiters.

Under the "No Child Left Behind" Act, high schools are required to provide recruiters with private information about students - including counseling records, drug use, family structure, and the private cell phone numbers of underage girls. Using this information, their power as gatekeepers, and the prestige of wearing the uniform of our country, the soldiers rape underage girls, typically in government offices and cars. The Government Accounting Office (GAO) reported more than 1000 incidents in two years, and that 1 of every 200 recruiters was disciplined for sexual misconduct last year alone. Nearly all of these rapists were "handled administratively" rather than prosecuted.

The Care2 News Network posting on this issue received a record-breaking response from readers. Read the Associated Press story, and a spirited discussion among Care2 members.

(Be sure to "note" the story, by clicking the yellow sticky note, if you haven't done so already.)

!!__Hands OFF exists to force an end to sexual assault on our daughters by soldiers. Your participation in this campaign is appreciated. We especially need participants who have the following:

  • connections to organizations of women, parents, teachers, and veterans.
  • connections to organizations of high school students, including sports leagues and student governments.
  • knowledge of how to deliver petitions to political leaders.
  • skills in writing, strategy, and publicity.
  • …and a few lawyers might come in very handy. ;~}

If all you can do is sign a petition (when we have one) and pass it on to a friend, that's fantastic!

Thanks for your attention to this.

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Aug 31
Blog: News Stories on Recruiter Rape Cases
by Jeff G. (0 comments | 0 discussions) — Hundreds of Teen Girls Raped by Military Recruiters By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: August 19, 2006 Pentagon to Monitor Recruiters By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: August 28, 2006 more »

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