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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


Nov 17, 2017 Renee McKenzie
Nov 14, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 7, 2017 Jodi Abel
Nov 7, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Nov 7, 2017 Jacqueline Roberts
Nov 5, 2017 Lois Hamilton
Oct 31, 2017 Teresa Kohl
Oct 31, 2017 Kathryn Gallagher
Oct 31, 2017 Anja Boyd
Oct 30, 2017 Lucy Bowens
Oct 27, 2017 Wendy Horn
Oct 27, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 26, 2017 Lois Freeman
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 3, 2017 Anna Krohn
Sep 29, 2017 Marsha Kimball
Sep 29, 2017 Janice Banks
Sep 29, 2017 Michelle Lew Courts have to stop victimizing victims! I was victimized in court in 202 and never got my life back on track. I think the stress of it is what led me to get breast cancer.
Sep 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 5, 2017 Pamela Haun
Sep 4, 2017 Martina Dinale This is absolutely unacceptable .
Sep 4, 2017 John Moszyk
Sep 4, 2017 Richard Han
Sep 4, 2017 Virginia Dempsey
Sep 2, 2017 Donald Larson
Aug 30, 2017 Ann Achuff
Aug 28, 2017 Charlene Henley
Aug 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 19, 2017 sheila mizrahi
Aug 18, 2017 sherryann pardee
Aug 17, 2017 Kim Hanke
Aug 17, 2017 Melissa Lohman
Aug 7, 2017 AniMae Chi
Aug 7, 2017 Robin Shepard
Aug 7, 2017 Leslie Pfost
Aug 3, 2017 Rosie Albanese
Aug 2, 2017 choky alvarez
Jul 25, 2017 josilda Dantas
Jul 25, 2017 Mark Hayduke Grenard
Jul 19, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 10, 2017 Michelle Dumar
Jul 8, 2017 Mary Vailati For shame...
Jul 8, 2017 Christie Rawls
Jul 8, 2017 Dottie Viar
Jul 8, 2017 Maria Rivera-Duncan
Jul 8, 2017 Nancy Gray
Jul 8, 2017 ΚΛΑΙΡΗ ΕΥΘΥΜΙΑΔΟΥ
Jul 8, 2017 Nancy Drake
Jul 8, 2017 Annicka Chetty
Jul 8, 2017 Catherine Sowder

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