Tuesday, September 16, 2008


PROTECT (The National Association to Protect Children) needs your help.

There is currently a crucial piece of legislation sitting in the Senate that would over the next five years provide over $320 million of funding for law enforcement to investigate child exploitation.

Right now, the resources to battle these crimes are sparse; it's like sending one firefighter to tackle a raging forest fire.

The Bill: Senate Bill 1738—The PROTECT Our Children Act.

The Time: Now. Senators will be voting on the bill soon, yet somehow this bi-partisan bill is now the victim of petty partisanship.

The Act: Go to your senators' web page and email them your own letter or cut and paste the one below.

The Site: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Not a Member: And if you’d like to do more than send the email, please consider becoming a member of PROTECT (www.protect.org).

Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!


Dear Senator:

I know 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.

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.

Please, pay what it costs. Disrupt this market. Go get these children.

(Your name here)


At September 17, 2008 12:58 PM, Blogger Petkash said...

Thanks, Jon!


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