I am fully aware that people are not suppose to force you to support certain political parties, nor voice their opinion about how someone should vote for bills under discussion in your state based on the rule of ethics; however, this is not about being a Republican or Democrat but about being HUMAN. In July, Joe Biden introduced Senate Bill 1738-The Protect Our Children Act that would increase the funding for prevention, investigation and prosecution of child predators. This bill is up for vote by your state Senators, please help it pass before 26 September 2008.
According to no agenda, the summary of the bill is as followed:
This bill is to establish a Special Counsel for Child Exploitation Prevention and interdiction within the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, to improve that Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, to increase resources for regional computer forensic lags, and to make other improvements to increase the ability law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute predators.(www.noagenda.com)
We have all seen the reports that NBC Dateline has aired, we have all watched the exclusive show on its sister station MSNBC titled "How to Catch A Predator", but yesterday The Oprah Winfrey showed aired Internet Predators: How Bad Is it? This show was aired to make all aware of what is happening in America and how we as HUMANBEINGS can help prevent pedophiles from harming children.
This statement can be found on Oprah's website regarding this bill:
Hundreds of thousands of children are victims of sexual abuse each year, Due to the sheer lack of recourses, law enforcement is unable to follow up on the majority of leads they have. The site also noted the following;
- 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.(www.oprah.com)
Oprah, being one of the most influential women of our time, has made many bold statements, has spent her own money("Oprah's Child Predator Watch List"), and in fact has a bill, appropriately titled, the "Oprah Bill" that was signed into law in 1993 has done her part now lets do ours.
Write or call your Senator; if you are unsure of what to say use the following letter that is posted on her website. If you do not know who your senators are, please go to www.senate.gov.
I know that you believe, as 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 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 rescues 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)
Again, this is not about political preferences but about protecting children.
No Agenda. (2008).Please help support Senate Bill 1738-Protect our children, Retrieved September 16, 2008, from web site: http://noagenda.wordpress.com/2008/09/15/please-help-support-senate-bill-1738-protect-our-children/
Author Unknown.(2008). Help Pass The Senate Bill 1738- Protect Our Children Act. Retrieved September 16, 2008, from web site: http://www.oprah.com/article/oprahshow/20080911_tows_predators
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