Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Protect our Children Act

Did anyone catch Oprah yesterday? I tape the shows, and watched it this morning. The show was very explicit, and I was horrified to know the awful truth. The show was about Internet predators, the rampant occurrences daily of traded child pornography, molestation, and rape actually video-taped by these evil individuals; crimes committed and documented against children as young as newborn babies, on up. I wept as I watched, and feel driven to speak out. As a victim of this type of abuse, and as a mother, I feel the need to do everything in my power to support all efforts in protecting children out there. This abuse is occurring in horrific numbers daily, and shared by Internet for other predators to view. The problem is multiplying. And the real problem is that most of us don't realize that these predators are our next door neighbors, our family friends, our family members. If your child is being molested it is probably by someone you know and that is the hard truth. If you haven't seen the show, go to Oprah.com and please get informed on the gravity of the situation.

A bill is going before congress this month, Senate Bill 1738 The Protect our Children Act of 2008. This is a historic bill. There has been software developed that actually tracks these predators to their homes, but the actual money has not been there to fund law enforcement to keep up with the amount of activity happening. Unless we support this bill which actually puts the money behind law enforcement to catch these predators and protect our children they cannot be rescued. "These children are out there, they are waiting to be rescued, they need an army of mothers across this country to unmask, storm the U.S. Congress and tell them to pass 1738." The bill was originally 1 billion dollars that passed of resources for law enforcement to protect children, to rescue them from predators, and put them behind bars for a very long time. We need to put pressure on our U.S. senators to pass this.

If you go to Oprah.com there is a link to click on - "pass the Protect our Children Act". You can then look up your two U.S. senators if you do not know their names, and you will be provided with their e-mail addresses, their phone #'s and office addresses. There is also a sample letter you can use; you can also add too it or write your own. Please urge them to vote yes on Bill 1738 The protect our children act. Ask them to pass this bill before they recess on September 26th. We only have a few days to act, so please do so. It is a bipartisan bill, and regardless of which party we support, we should all be able to support this in protecting our children.

8 comments:

lefty said...

Thank you, Jenny. I appreciate your posting this as I didn't know about it. We all need to have action on this. Not just think about it, but act. I'm going to post a link to your blog on this matter (I don't have time to retype what you just did) and I hope you don't mind.

lefty said...

I sent my email. I know, I'm a teacher's pet telling you... I just hope everyone else does.

iamjennycook said...

Oh, Kimberly, you always make me laugh. (telling me :) I am so glad you emailed your senators.

Shelby said...

I get sick at the very thought of this--I'm glad that you're doing something to protect our children!

Shelby said...

I sent Mike Crapo an email about this too. I've seriously NEVER done anything like this before, so I'm feeling pretty good about it. Thanks for doing this!

go mom go said...

Thanks Jenny. I'll do the same.

the wood family said...

Haha, you looked me up so I just tagged you. Since you are my blogging buddy now! Good way to catch up fast! Go to my site and read the instructions!

lefty said...

One of my senators just emailed me back letting me know she is for this Act.