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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.


Petition Signatures

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
Jan 3, 2018 Judy Hayne
Jan 3, 2018 FRED KAHN
Jan 3, 2018 Henry Mobley
Dec 30, 2017 Nancy Bickford-Jordan ME TOO ME TOO ME TOO!!!!!!!
Dec 21, 2017 Monique TONET
Dec 19, 2017 Valerie Romero
Dec 16, 2017 Julie Henderson
Dec 16, 2017 Maryanne Thompson
Dec 15, 2017 Robert Ortiz
Dec 15, 2017 Gayle Edelman-Tolchin
Dec 15, 2017 Jane Leavitt
Dec 15, 2017 Elizabeth Pope
Dec 13, 2017 Donna Brock
Dec 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 5, 2017 Sue Ellen Lupien
Dec 5, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Dec 3, 2017 Amber Lopez
Dec 1, 2017 Traci Ball
Nov 26, 2017 barbara gale
Nov 26, 2017 Debi Hertel
Nov 25, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 25, 2017 Ashley Rozanski
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

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