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Rep. Chellie Pingree on the Ruth Moore Act

6:08 PM, Jun 10, 2013   |    comments
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REP. CHELLIE PINGREE

On Tuesday, June 4th the U.S. House unanimously passed a bill written by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree aimed at making it easier for veterans who survive military sexual assault to get benefits.

"The Ruth Moore Act will make a big difference in the lives of tens of thousands of veterans who are survivors of sexual assault in the military and are struggling to get the benefits they are owed. Almost every day we hear from another veteran who is fighting for their benefits and has been repeatedly turned down because they are being held to an unreasonably high standard of proof," Pingree said after the vote.

For more information on Rep. Pingree click here: REP. CHELLIE PINGREE

For help with Military Sexual Assault:

For Maine Veterans:
MST (Military Sexual Coordinator) at TOGUS: Kathy Russin
1-877-421-8263 x4296

Military Rape Crisis Center: https://www.facebook.com/#!/militaryrapecrisiscenter

For active military duty: (Dept. of Defense):http://www.sapr.mil/index.php/safehelpline 

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