According to The Hill, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is circulating an email with a link to a petition “urging supporters to back legislation to remove sexual assault cases from the military chain of command.”
The email was sent on May 18, seeking backers for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-NY) efforts to take sexual assault “and other felony-level cases” away from the military.
Here’s part of the message the email carried to those who received it: “Democrats in Congress are taking a stand to better protect our service men and women–but they need our support to ensure that independent prosecutors are deciding whether to prosecute sexual assault crimes.”
The email contains a link to the petition on Senator Barbara Boxer’s (D-CA) website.
The petition is also backed by Republican Susan Collins of Maine.