Protect Our Children Act
I normally don't send out emails like this, but I was deeply disturbed
by an episode of Oprah I watched today, that focused on "Internet
Predators," and I feel compelled to send out this "call to action" to
everyone I know who will feel the same way I do.
This show illuminated a very real issue happening in the U.S. that I was
aware of, but not compelled to get involved in. Oprah did her job today
and her show and message certainly got to me. I've never felt SO deeply
sickened by anything in my life. I'm angered, disturbed and since
watching the show, I cannot get the visual picture of my kids or ANY other
innocent young infant or toddler being abused by a sexual predator, out of
my mind. If you have a chance to view an excerpt from the Oprah show
today, please do, so you can understand the issue fully. The show depicts
the online training programs (training programs!!) and videos of live
rapings of toddlers and infants which sexual predators post on the
Internet to entice fellow predators. One rape case involves an infant
with an umbilical cord stump still in place and another of an infant with
a pacifier in its mouth screaming. You may be thinking that this is
nothing new, but the issue has increased with the advent of the Internet,
allowing sexual predators to reach a broader audience.
We are all parents who want to protect our children, so please join me
in writing your senators to support SB 1738--The PROTECT Our Children Act
U.S. SB 1738--The PROTECT Our Children Act is a bipartisan bill to combat
child exploitation in the U.S. The National Association to Protect
Children has been working on this landmark legislation for two years. On
Monday the 15th, Oprah Winfrey put the call out for support as well. The
bill will be reviewed by the U.S. Senate this month. Please write your
Senators to support this bill.
For further information, please visit: www.protect.org
Thanks for your time and action on this.