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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.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


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)
Mar 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 2, 2017 Jason Borda
Mar 2, 2017 Amedeo Scircoli
Mar 1, 2017 Garry Lough
Mar 1, 2017 Sharon Sutton
Mar 1, 2017 Sherrie Glendening
Feb 22, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Feb 22, 2017 Megan Dunmire
Feb 22, 2017 Elaine Tokarski
Feb 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 19, 2017 Sharon Kavanaugh
Feb 16, 2017 M Kent
Feb 15, 2017 Jeannette Andersen
Feb 14, 2017 Rosemary McCourt
Feb 13, 2017 Patricia Nye
Feb 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 13, 2017 jeanette hicks
Feb 13, 2017 CAROL HENDERSON
Feb 13, 2017 Shaun Farr
Feb 13, 2017 Marsha Croner
Feb 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 12, 2017 Connie Eberhardt Please be responsible and take care of this problem today! Let's stop this from happening in the future
Feb 10, 2017 Frances Patch
Feb 9, 2017 Madelaine Haberman
Feb 9, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2017 TUSHAR SEN
Feb 8, 2017 Gwendolyn Karan
Feb 8, 2017 Antoinette Gonzales
Feb 8, 2017 Ina Pillar
Feb 8, 2017 Paula Lewis
Feb 8, 2017 cindy stein
Feb 8, 2017 Lisa Hammermeister
Feb 8, 2017 Rosina Cespedes
Feb 8, 2017 lisa ahmed
Feb 8, 2017 Donna Alleyne-Chin
Feb 8, 2017 Barbara Mckee
Feb 8, 2017 Pearl Raikin
Feb 8, 2017 Jerrilynn Tzakis

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