9.19.2008

Pass the PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT

Please join me in writing to your local senator's to urge them to pass the PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT. You only have a few more days before this act goes votes on this September 25th (i believe). If you did not see Oprah's show the other day- trust me- you will want to get more information about this important issue. It is both shocking and gut wrenching to know what is going on in our world and to know that so many children are being sexually abused. Please do something. I emailed our senators and it only took me a few minutes. Also, pray with me that this will pass and more lives will be protected and saved from these terrible acts. There are dozens of other things i would love to post about, but in the few minutes i had to blog i felt that this was the most important thing i could do. Thanks- *laura*

Click on Here to get more information or go to oprah.com.

Here is the sample letter that oprah's website suggests (if you are not sure what to write):

Dear Senator:

I know that you believe, like I do, that we must do everything possible to protect children from sexual predators. That is why I am asking for your help.

Last year alone, U.S. law enforcement identified over 300,000 criminals who were trafficking in movies and pictures of young children being raped and tortured. Experts say that one in every three of these criminals has local child victims. Child pornography trafficking over the Internet has given us a trail of evidence that leads straight to their doorsteps, but the vast majority of these children will never be rescued because investigators are overwhelmed, outnumbered and underfunded.

As your constituent, I urge you to do everything in your power to pass the PROTECT Our Children Act (S. 1738, Biden-Hatch). This bipartisan legislation passed the House 415-2, but it is now the victim of petty partisan politics.

Now that we know where these children are and how to protect them, there is no excuse for the Senate to fail to take action this session.

(Your name here)

Click on OPRAH.com to get more information.

1 comment:

alicia said...

Thanks for the heads up about the bill, Laura. I didn't watch Oprah, and didn't know about the bill coming up. This subject is my number fear for my children and I thank you for the opportunity to play an active role in decreasing the chances that they'll be victimized.