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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


Jun 23, 2018 Leora Yaffi
Jun 23, 2018 Karen Phillips
Jun 19, 2018 R. Vanstrien
Jun 18, 2018 Dena Shelangoski
Jun 18, 2018 Shelby Fry
Jun 18, 2018 Isabela Calin
Jun 4, 2018 Madeleine Norris
May 29, 2018 Pilar Pérez
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 17, 2018 Suzanne Payne
May 17, 2018 Brian Gibbons
May 16, 2018 Marta Sloane Please help us make these parks safe for women again.
May 13, 2018 Tina Wasielewski
May 9, 2018 GIL HACKEL
May 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 6, 2018 Ms. Carla Compton
May 6, 2018 Beau Ryba
May 4, 2018 Sara Vilhena
May 3, 2018 Lesley Adamson Sexual harassment should not happen anywhere.
Apr 30, 2018 Liz Anderson
Apr 30, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 28, 2018 Annicka Chetty
Apr 28, 2018 Barbara Tomlinson
Apr 23, 2018 Roseann Maziarek
Apr 20, 2018 Janet Magdaleno
Apr 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2018 Kate Harder
Apr 16, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Apr 15, 2018 Brian Reynolds
Apr 10, 2018 Lynne Minore
Apr 10, 2018 Helen Smylie
Apr 10, 2018 Cassandra Santiago
Apr 10, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 tammy bullock
Apr 10, 2018 Richard Rheder
Apr 3, 2018 Randall Bong
Apr 3, 2018 Neville Bruce
Apr 2, 2018 Lucia Lazar
Apr 2, 2018 Susan Hanlon
Mar 31, 2018 Josef Vogler
Mar 30, 2018 Elizabeth Wolff
Mar 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2018 Lora Zeis
Mar 28, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2018 Lens Lucas
Mar 28, 2018 Harriet Shalat
Mar 28, 2018 Kristi Weber
Mar 22, 2018 Sarah Robbins
Mar 22, 2018 Micki Courtoreille
Mar 21, 2018 Quentin Fischer

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