Washington, D.C. - Sexual assault victims were in Washington D.C. Wednesday, asking lawmakers for help with a bill called the Stop Act.
The Stop Act calls for a new way of investigating violent crimes within the military.
The bill would take control out of the hands of the military's normal chain of command.
One victim, Elle Helmer, says the stop act is needed because right now the military is protecting rapists not victims.
“It allows for a third set of eyes that's unbiased. That's what needs to happen. Enough is enough,” Helmer said.
Rape victims hand delivered letters to co-sponsors of the bill.
It was signed by 200 victims.
The bill is sponsored by California Democrat Jackie Speier and co-sponsored by more than 100 other Democrat Representatives.
Right now, the bill is in a House subcommittee on military personnel.