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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


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
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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
Mar 21, 2018 Tara Schuneman
Mar 17, 2018 Linda Butler
Mar 14, 2018 c. martinez
Mar 14, 2018 Lora Treadway
Mar 6, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 5, 2018 Natalie Alexander
Mar 4, 2018 Betty Kowall
Mar 4, 2018 Chris Sterry
Feb 24, 2018 Jessica Haag
Feb 22, 2018 Kathleen Siskron
Feb 22, 2018 Graciela Rodriguez-Sero
Feb 22, 2018 jacalyn elsoffer
Feb 22, 2018 Barbara Keyser
Feb 13, 2018 Bonnie Steiger
Feb 12, 2018 Susan Hinckley-Porter
Feb 8, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Feb 4, 2018 Cecilia Tanaka
Feb 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 4, 2018 Joan Autry
Feb 3, 2018 Kimberley Clack
Feb 2, 2018 Sandra Cobb
Feb 1, 2018 J.E. Lepanto
Jan 31, 2018 Brandon Woodward
Jan 24, 2018 Robina Ingram-Rich
Jan 21, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Jan 7, 2018 Rosemary Rannes
Jan 6, 2018 suzie stoltz

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