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Since its inception in 1916, the National Parks Service (NPS) has grown into a network of beautiful locations visited by 275 million people each year.

In its wake, the NPS has left behind countless female victims.

Female employees of the NPS have for years entered work environments where the "good ol' boy" mentality remains prevalent. Not only has this left women vulnerable to sexual harassment; it has left women traumatized, and in fear of losing their job. Some women — who spent years of their lives dreaming, and working toward, a job in the NPS — are left fearing what they once loved most: the outdoors.

At Yosemite National Park alone, 18 employees have come forward with allegations of harassment or misconduct "so severe that a recent report labeled working conditions at the park 'toxic.'"And the problem extends much further than just Yosemite. It extends into many of the agency’s 413 parks.

No human being should be subjected to such behavior in the workplace. What's worse is that, currently, while the NPS is under widespread investigation, there's no program within the service that attempts to heal the wounds of victims harassed, and silenced, during their time with the NPS.

These women need a place to turn, and it's beyond unacceptable for the NPS to fail them once more. Sign below to urge Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director of the NPS, to develop and implement such a program.

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Dear Director Jarvis,

Writer Wallace Stegner once said of America's National Parks: "National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst."

Right now, our national parks aren't reflecting us at our best. Instead, I'm ashamed. No human being should be subjected to sexual harassment within the workplace. No human being should be forced to be silent about such trauma in order to keep their job. No human being should be living in fear, particularly of something they’ve worked so hard to protect.

The National Parks Service has failed, Director Jarvis.

What's worse is that these women need a place to turn, and that the NPS has nothing to offer them.

I urge you to make the healing of these wounds your top priority, and to develop and implement a cost-free program for victims harassed and silenced within the NPS.


Petition Signatures

Apr 29, 2017 Kathy Magne
Apr 21, 2017 KAREN WASSING
Apr 19, 2017 Sandra Ainsley
Apr 19, 2017 Natasha Jenkins
Apr 18, 2017 Jimmie Lynne Berry
Apr 18, 2017 Mary Broad
Apr 17, 2017 Carmen N Bosque
Apr 17, 2017 Joan Virgil
Apr 17, 2017 Adelina Jaudal
Apr 16, 2017 Kathleen Richard
Apr 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 15, 2017 Michael Garrett
Apr 14, 2017 merle foster
Apr 13, 2017 Federico Barbera
Apr 13, 2017 Ellen M. Parent
Apr 13, 2017 Lisa Briggs
Apr 13, 2017 Richard Laba
Apr 13, 2017 christi McLelland
Apr 13, 2017 Marsha foster
Apr 12, 2017 Judi Merrow
Apr 12, 2017 Dianne Borror
Apr 12, 2017 William Nau men should be men now cowardly bastards. Some men make me ashamed to admit I am a man-One who loves AND respects women!
Apr 12, 2017 Teresa Foster
Apr 8, 2017 Sam Leeper
Apr 8, 2017 Abigail Kane
Apr 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 5, 2017 Emily Ettinger
Apr 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 4, 2017 jon Slade
Apr 2, 2017 Stephen Moyer
Apr 2, 2017 Sheila Ward
Mar 31, 2017 Tim Young
Mar 31, 2017 Dorothy Henry
Mar 30, 2017 Sophie Miranda
Mar 29, 2017 Trudy Murray
Mar 29, 2017 Lubna Saied
Mar 29, 2017 Rebecca MacLean
Mar 26, 2017 Paula Lewis
Mar 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2017 Stacy Wykle
Mar 21, 2017 Joy Edwards
Mar 21, 2017 Andrea Rematore
Mar 21, 2017 Lucy Peden
Mar 21, 2017 Rosa Pereira
Mar 19, 2017 Rachel Parnell
Mar 16, 2017 Thomas Lee Boles Yosemite is my favorite park. I am afraid I can never see it quite the same way again.
Mar 16, 2017 OSVALDO TOMAS
Mar 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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