Senator Gillibrand today led a bipartisan coalition of Senators, veterans and advocates in the final push to pass the bipartisan Military Justice Improvement Act.
WATCH the emotional and moving remarks by Ben and Ariana Klay:
Bios for the Klays:
Ariana Klay, a former Marine officer assigned to the prestigious Marine Barracks Washington, who graduated with honors from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2006 and subsequently served in Iraq. Ariana’s story was featured in the Invisible War and ESPN 60.
Ben Klay, served on active duty in the Marines from 2003 through 2007, and was a reservist in 2011, and testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee about his expertise on the military’s mishandling of sexual offenses based on his time in the Marines.
WATCH Senator Gillibrand’s opening remarks: