Thursday, April 16, 2009
Help Get Funding for the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act
Today, John Walsh was on Oprah. He was talking about FINALLY naming the killer of his son, Adam, 27 years ago, and asking for help to fund the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act that will expire on July 25, 2009. If you click on the name of the act, you can get a idea of what the act does. In short, it creates a national sexual offender registry (which does not exist at this time), and "instructs each state and territory to apply identical criteria for posting offender data on the Internet (i.e., offender's name, address, date of birth, place of employment, photograph, etc.)" It also makes it a felony, instead of a misdemeanor, for sex offenders to NOT register. In the words of John Walsh, "Wouldn't it be nice for the women and children in your life to know if your neighbor is a sex offender???"
For me, this is a cause close to my heart, both professionally and personally. If you feel it's important, PLEASE, take the time to print out the letter and send it to your senator and house represenative here.
Thanks everyone, and in the words of Ghandi, "Be the change you want to see in the world."