Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Senate Bill 1738—The PROTECT Our Children Act

I had my, vote for me as the Captain of the Cheerleading Squad button, as a sticky at the top of my blog. I have taken it down because there are more important issues to be addressed. Suddenly, my becoming a blog contest winner is not so important.

Did anyone watch Oprah this week? I just finished watching an episode I recorded on my DVR. She did a show on Online Sexual Predators and Child Pornography.

I am sickened. I am angry. I want these monsters stopped. I can help. You can too.

In a few days, on September 26, 2008, Senators will be voting on Bill 1738 - The PROTECT Our Children Act. That is next Friday, so we need to respond quickly.

Please visit Oprah's Website and follow her directions. Be a voice for our children. I did and it only took a few minutes to email my Senators.

Hundreds of thousands of children are victims of sexual abuse each year. Due to the sheer lack of resources, law enforcement is unable to follow up on the majority of leads they have.

The PROTECT Our Children Act will:
  • Authorize over $320 million over the next five years in desperately needed funding for law enforcement to investigate child exploitation.
  • Mandate that child rescue be a top priority for law enforcement receiving federal funding.
  • Allocate funds for high-tech computer software that can track down Internet predators.
Please urge your Senators to pass this bill. Do it now! We are running out of time. Our children are depending on us to keep them safe!

11 comments:

Zephra said...

I did.

movefearlessly said...

thanks for the heads-up - going right now to do it.

Jake said...

Um...make that 6 votes thanks to me...haha.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

My kids 18 and 23 and husband 59 are on juvenile locks and nothing and nobody is going to get to them or they can't get out. But I certainly will do it.

The Fritz Facts said...

I did after I saw the episode. It made me sick to my stomach to think of what could happen. Thank you for posting about this!!!

EE said...

On my way...

thordora said...

There needs to be an equally urgent movement to remind parents to be vigilant of the people around their kids-not necessarily steangers, but the people in their LIVES.

The fact that Oprah was surprised that it's usually people the kids know scared me.

I'd support the bill if I wasn't Canadian. It's a good start.

Tricia said...

Thank you so much for blogging about this. I'm going to include a post too. Protecting children from predators is so, so, so important.

Leigh said...

I too wacthed it. AI too am SICKENED. And I too jion your ranks and am writing my senators. SOmething must MUST be done.

jennifer said...

Thank you for this. I will follow the link.

Super B's Mom said...

DONE.

No matter how safe we think our children are, we must always be vigilant in fighting to protect them!