WASHINGTON – The family of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen and their attorney joined members of Congress to demand justice by introducing the #IAmVanessaGuillen Bill.
Following the meeting, dozens gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol for a rally and a march to the White House.
Guillen’s mother spoke before the march:
If passed, the bill will allow active duty service members to file sexual harassment and assault claims to a third-party agency instead of their chain of command.
“We will not accept anything less than justice for Vanessa,” Attorney Natalie Khawam said. “When someone volunteers to serve our country, they deserve to be treated with dignity and respect by their fellow service members. This bill will help us provide the protection and respect to others that was denied to Vanessa.”
Guillen’s family met with President Donald Trump, where her mother and Khawam asked Trump to pass the bill and to find the root of what happened to Guillen.
“I want justice for my Vanessa,” Guillen’s mother said through tears.