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EMAIL ACTION: Let's stop the U.S. military treating rape victims like criminals November 19, 2005 8:21 AM

From NOW - the National Organization for Women Action Alert So much for due process and privacy - Contact Defense Department Submit comments on the Army's proposed Sexual Assault Data Management System The U.S. Army, Department of Defense proposes to collect names and comprehensive data on sexual assault victims and alleged assailants for their military database activists need to voice their concerns before November 25! The intrusive nature of this data collection will dissuade victims from reporting and deny the accused of due process. Send an e-mail to the Army, Department of Defense and then to key Congressional players and ask them to table this invasion of privacy. Collecting anonymous data about the number, time and place of reported incidents of sexual violence is one thing. Documenting name, rank, serial number, Social Security number, a description of the incident and details of medical and mental health treatment is unconscionable and will bring the reporting of sexual violence and assault in the military to a standstill. Send a message now. The Army's Freedom of Information/Privacy Division, has proposed action that will add a system of data collection to record private and personal information of any civilian or military person involved in a sexual assault. This scheme, the Sexual Assault Data Management System, will be instituted on November 25, 2005, unless enough comments are received to convince them otherwise. This system would record the name, Social Security number, demographic information, date of birth, service data and all investigation information of: ANY member of the Army who has been identified as a victim of or as an alleged perpetrator of a sexual assault; ANY civilian who is identified as a victim of a sexual assault allegedly committed by a member of the Army; ANY civilian who is identified as the alleged perpetrator of a sexual assault involving a member of the Army; and ANY civilian victim treated for sexual assault at an Army medical facility. Janice Thornton, privacy act manager for the Army's Records Management and Declassification Agency, is collecting comments about this proposed system. Please send comments to her, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and David Chu, undersecretary of Defense for personnel and readiness and then send comments to key members of Congress.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Replying to Email Action November 27, 2005 6:50 AM

I have sent my email and I have also sent it to my office where I hope that everyone there will also send out their's. I work for The Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Judianne  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 November 29, 2005 8:26 AM

Well I missed the alert,but I did sign up to stay informed.Thank you Simon! Light&Laughter,Rhia  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 December 16, 2005 1:08 PM

:) i sent !! thank you mi Simon lindo;)  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
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