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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


Jan 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 21, 2017 Warwick Neal
Jan 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 20, 2017 nathalie guyonvarch
Jan 19, 2017 Greta Guarton
Jan 19, 2017 Donna ALLEYNE-CHIN
Jan 19, 2017 kellyann morander
Jan 19, 2017 Jelica Roland
Jan 19, 2017 Alysa Waring
Jan 19, 2017 Mirella Parmigiani
Jan 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 19, 2017 Ken stein
Jan 19, 2017 Martha W D Bushnell
Jan 19, 2017 Ellen Ribolla
Jan 17, 2017 Nina Domergue
Jan 16, 2017 Dat Tran
Jan 16, 2017 tasha j
Jan 15, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Jan 15, 2017 Tracy Arcure
Jan 14, 2017 Julie Martin
Jan 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 14, 2017 Dalma Bugg
Jan 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 14, 2017 R.A. Dayton
Jan 14, 2017 Patrick Van Wonterghem
Jan 14, 2017 Marlie Dryden
Jan 14, 2017 Kristen Witt
Jan 14, 2017 Cynthia Marrs
Jan 14, 2017 hannelore jark
Jan 14, 2017 James Herron
Jan 14, 2017 MICHAEL Sonlight
Jan 11, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Jan 10, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Jan 9, 2017 Brian Le Flem
Jan 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 4, 2017 Rita Camaño
Jan 4, 2017 Luis Chelotti
Jan 2, 2017 Lynn Price 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.
Jan 2, 2017 (Name not displayed) Your National Parks System is more concerned about the environment and animals than treating women fairly, it seems. This has to stop. Treat women as human beings and stop harrassing them.
Jan 2, 2017 Kathryn Fenn
Jan 2, 2017 Catherine Longe
Jan 2, 2017 Lisa Cook
Jan 2, 2017 Cynthia Ballard Srsly?!
Jan 2, 2017 Michael Rumple
Jan 2, 2017 Jeannie Rumple
Jan 2, 2017 Connie Raper
Jan 2, 2017 Aleasa Crary
Jan 2, 2017 Margery Race
Jan 1, 2017 Richard Bosboom

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