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Some friends of mine have put together a web ad attacking the 30 Republican senators who voted against the Franken Amendment that sought to protect a women's right to take an employer to court if sexually assaulted. Please pass this video around and digg it! Let's make sure everyone knows who those Senators are really fighting for.

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In 2005, Jamie Leigh Jones was an employee for a private contractor in Iraq. She was drugged and brutally raped by her co-workers.

When she reported the crime to her employer, she was imprisoned in a shipping container. Given no food, water, or medical treatment. 24 hours later, US Embassy agents rescued her.

Her employer destroyed evidence so that she could not file criminal charges. They claimed that the contract she signed with them meant that she couldn't even take them to civil court.

In 2009, the Senate voted to not fund companies which force their employees to forfeit their rights to sue for sexual assault or harassment.

Thirty Senators voted against this amendment. All of them republican.

Originally posted to DragonPup on Tue Oct 13, 2009 at 03:44 PM PDT.

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