Wednesday, September 17, 2008

URGENT!!! Calling All Women

I am compelled to write this post. I have seen the most horrifying Oprah show of my life. We must take action right now to save our children. There is not much time. Bill 1738-Protect Our Children Act goes before the Senate this month and we must pass this bill before they recess on September 26th. Because of their ridiculous and petty partisan bickering, they won't pass it if we don't make them. WE CAN DO IT. If we storm the senate, we will get this bill passed now, this month, in the next 9 days--every day, hour, minute that passes, a child is be sexually abused, most of the time, by someone in their own home. The internet has become a safe haven for child sexual predators to congregate and encourage one another to continue the vile and evil crimes they perpetrate on children--often very young children--increasingly more toddlers and infants--every day. There are online manuals available for child abusers to download--step by step instruction on how to train your child, "ages 0 and up" to become desensitized to the abuse they endure. It is stomach churning. These men are openly exchanging online video feeds of live child rapes taking place--sometimes 30 minutes, sometimes 60 minutes, sometimes 90 minutes long. It is vile. It is in overwhelming numbers. It will only continue to grow.

Senate Bill 1738-The Protect Our Children Act is a bipartisan law that will fund the tracking and bringing to justice of online child predators. We are currently grossly underfunded in this area and money is what we need to make it happen. If I ever was in favor of my tax dollars going to something I believed in, this is it.

PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! I urge you to contact your 2 state Senators, email, call, whatever. Tell them to vote YES on Senate Bill 1738-Protect Our Children Act.
Go to www.senate.gov to find out the contact information of the Senators in your state. Oprah has put together a letter HERE that we can all use to send to our Senators. You can use it or write your own letter or you can add whatever you want to the pre-formatted letter that is provided. However you do it, it is simply crucial that you do it. Please go there now and email your Senators. We only have a few days left and every day that passes, child predators are getting away with destroying our children in mass numbers. I know you will do it. Thank you so much for reading this. Now let's save our children.

10 comments:

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh Linsey this is just so heart-breaking!! I sure hope everyone can see past party politics for once!!! I couldn't even watch that show....or any recently....and not cuz I'm not aware.....but just because the horrors are so real and makes me physically ill! Prayers that this goes thru!!

Dorothy said...

I can only say I hope and pray you get the Bill through, I am in Australia and this afternoon my grandaughter was walking home from school and was grabbed by a drunken male who was hiding in the bushes along side the path. She told him to leave her alone and started to run off and he grabbed her by the throat. She is ok she managed to kick him and get away.
So I hope you get all the support you need.
Dorothy
Perth West Aust.

Julia Aston said...

How goof of you to bring this to our attention Linsey!

donna c said...

Thanks for the info. I peruse so many stamping blogs. Bloggers can publicize important issues on their blogs. THANKS.

dpkennedy said...

Done! I just sent my email. It's sickening to hear how these predators get away with these kinds of crimes. My God, what kind of world do we live in when the criminals are can get away with such heinous acts yet we have to beg for help. Thanks for sharing this...I hope we can make a difference.

Carolina said...

Thanks for posting this Linsey! I'm off to send an email!

Linsey said...

thanks ladies, you rock!!! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

I saw that episode too at 5pm the day it aired, and I was still crying by the time I went to bed. I have never been so horrified in my life...my DH asked me why I watched it, and I told him because if I didn't do my part to stop it, what kind of person would I be. I never even thought to post it on my blog, so I am happy to see that you did. I have done my part, I just hope the rest of the world wakes up and does theres!!

Jeanette said...

Dear Linsey, thank you for the information regarding this important Bill...I've just sent email to my NY Senators. I am the mother of a 17 year old who was abused at the hands of her biological father. She was only 13 and it went on for two years. After much fighting with authorities when the case finally went to trial he only received 1 year which equals to about 8 months. No sooner was he out when he went after again for 5 months, thankfully this time she asked for help and protection and now he is trying to claim his innocence...adding insult to injury he is only being charged with violation of order of protection and nothing else. Let's keep our fingers crossed that this bill will pass.

As for maddie, I hope she's feeling better...i have 2 dogs of my own and i would be beside myself if anything like happened to them. they are my babies.

on your beautiful creations, thanks for the inspiration....i'm new to this and can't wait to get started...

take care and god bless! Jeanette

Melanie said...

UNbelieveable!! thank you for sharing!!!