PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN

Rachael - posted on 04/15/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act was passed on July 25, 2006—20 years after Adam Walsh's abduction. The act established a National Sex Offender Registry law, but recent news reports reveal most states will not be in compliance with the law by the upcoming July 2009 deadline. If senators and state representatives don't comply with and fully fund the act, it will expire.



It's time to bail out our kids. Make your voice heard by imploring your senators and state representatives to comply with Adam's law and give it full funding.



To contact your senator: Go to Senate.gov to find contact information for the senators in your state. Search for your senator by name or state by clicking the arrow from either drop-down menu. Contact information will be provided. To send an e-mail, click on Web Form below his or her name. E-mail your letter to make a difference.



To contact your state representative: Go to House.gov and click on Write Your Representative in the upper left-hand corner. Select your state from the drop-down menu, and enter your ZIP code, including the four-digit ZIP code extension. Contact information will be provided. To send an e-mail, click on Send a Message. On the state representative's page, click on E-mail the Congressman/Congresswoman, and e-mail your letter to make a difference.



A written letter for you to use

Dear [Senator/Congressman/or Congresswoman]:



I am sure you share my belief that we must do everything in our power to help protect our children from sexual predators in our communities. That is why I am asking for your help today.



I am extremely concerned about how we track registered sex offenders in our country. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an estimated 100,000 sex offenders are unaccounted for and not living where they are registered. Because law enforcement agencies are too underfunded and overwhelmed to track them, these dangerous predators are free to roam undetected from state to state, targeting and re-offending more innocent children.

The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, which was signed into law in 2006, created a National Sex Offender Registry, but recent news reports reveal most states will not be in compliance with the law by the upcoming July deadline. Supporters of the law acknowledge there are adjustments that should be made to the law, but they are adamant, as am I, that the basic purpose and spirit of Adam's act must be upheld. The act calls for a National Sex Offender Registry,

which is critical to the safety of our children.



I implore you to reexamine this law with fellow lawmakers, reauthorize it and see that it is fully funded. I realize our country's current economic crisis will not make this charge an easy one, but what could be more urgent and of greater importance than the safety and well-being of our children?



Sincerely,

(your name here)



Instructions for How to Copy and Paste the Letter:

To copy and paste the letter into your senator or state representative's Web form at Senate.gov or House.gov, point your mouse arrow at the beginning of the text that you want to copy. Click your left mouse button and hold it down. While holding the left mouse button, drag your arrow to the end of the text that you want to copy. Release the button. The text should be highlighted. Place your mouse arrow over the highlighted text, click your right mouse button once and let go. A new menu should appear. Select Copy from the menu. When you get to the message form field for your senator at Senate.gov, point your arrow at the beginning of the message field that you want to copy your text to, and right-click with your mouse. Click Paste from this menu. Submit your form and help our children!



WE MUST KEEP THIS GOING AND PRTECT OUR FAMILIES.

RACHAEL GOT FROM OPRAH .COM

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LaCi - posted on 06/10/2009

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The sex offender registry needs a bit of an adjustment. You can be charged and forced to register just for peeing in public. I agree with a registry in cases of rape, molestation, assault, and other intentionally hurtful crimes. But there are some things considered a sexual offense that are just plain silly- like the peeing in public, which vary by state. Frat boy streaks during rush, and for that silly practical joke he must register as a sex offender? I think some things need to be adjusted. But yes I do agree with the registry, this is just a side note.

Holly - posted on 06/04/2009

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yes i agree .my home town just had a 5yr old missing girl and has been missng for 8 days now ,they found her body in cement by a river in MONROE county .sick ,sick people ....

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