37,000 to Congress: “Impeach Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta” 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 10, 2018
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37,000 to Congress: “Impeach Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta”

UltraViolet Warns Sec. Acosta’s Settlement with Child Sexual Predator Jeffrey Epstein Proves He Cannot Be Trusted to Enforce Our Laws

WASHINGTON, DC — A new petition from UltraViolet, a leading national women’s group, is calling on Congress to begin impeachment proceedings into Trump Administration Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, over his role as US Attorney in Miami arranging a plea deal sentencing child sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein to only 13 months in jail.

Acosta’s deal with Epstein, who sexually abused and trafficked hundreds of girls as young as 14 years old, shut down an FBI investigation into Epstein, preventing law enforcement from helping more survivors and discovering other powerful figures involved in Epstein’s’ child sex trafficking ring. The petition, which launched late last week, has been signed by more than 37,000 people.

VIEW THE PETITION HERE: https://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/impeach-acosta/

“The hundreds of women Epstein abused when they were teenagers should never be silenced again. Congress must act where our justice system has failed,” explained Shaunna Thomas, co-founder and executive director of UltraViolet. “Congress can and should investigate why child sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein was protected over the survivors of his abuse. That includes starting impeachment proceedings into Trump’s Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta who made the shameful deal with Epstein.  American workers—especially women—cannot afford a Labor Secretary who would rather halt an investigation to shield wealthy sexual abusers from prosecution than protect sexually trafficked teenagers.”

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UltraViolet is a community of more than one million people that drives feminist cultural and political change. Through people power and strategic advocacy, we work to improve the lives of women and girls of all identities and backgrounds, and all people impacted by sexism, by dismantling discrimination and creating a cost for sexism.