The international Megan's Law is up for a vote today. Please call your congress person and let them know how you feel about te law.
Also, check out the comments on this page - a bit mind-boggling in my opinion.
I have not read the law thoroughly but I understand it will keep sex offenders from other countries out of the US and will limit how US SO's can travel outside the the US.
Last edited by Salem; 11-29-2010 at 10:32 PM.
I've taken a better look at the bill and this is the letter I have written to my Congressman:
July 27, 2010
Congressman Kevin McCarthy
1523 Longworth Building
Washington, DC 20515
By Fax: (805) 461-1034/(202) 225-2908
Subject: Please Support H.R. 1623 - International Megan’s Law of 2009
Dear Mr. McCarthy:
I am writing to request your support of H.R. 1623 - International Megan’s Law of 2009. I believe this is a very important bill and its passage into law would be beneficial to the people of the United States and to the children of the world. As criminals become more and more sophisticated in the commission of their crimes, Law Enforcement must have the means necessary to keep up with them.
It is imperative that Law Enforcement have the necessary laws and means to effectively communicate with the international community in regards to trafficking of minors and the ability to stop dangerous traffickers from entering our Country.
Please - vote for H.R. 1623 - International Megan’s Law of 2009.
If anyone wants to copy it and make it work for their area - please feel free.
Here is a link to find your congressperson: https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/...y&auid=6703071
Please support this very important bill - it looks like those who oppose are getting their word out.
Wish I would have seen this earlier......... business day is over here.
keep us updated Salem. TY for starting this thread.
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I received this email alert this morning:
INTERNATIONAL MEGAN'S LAW - WE DID IT!
On Tuesday, August 27, the U.S. House of Representatives passed “International Megan’s Law” to protect kids worldwide from sexual predators.
Your voice was instrumental in making this happen. Over 30,000 Covenant House supporters signed our petition in favor of this legislation, and your calls to Nancy Pelosi’s office these past two weeks pushed Congress to act before the summer recess.
On the House floor, the bill’s sponsor Congressman Chris Smith specifically cited the Covenant House petition campaign as one of the reasons International Megan’s Law passed in the House.
The bill now goes to the Senate, where Rep. Smith expects it to pass quickly into law. We will of course keep you posted.
Thank you for believing with us that children should not be bought and sold and exploited on the streets. Thank you for believing with us that it is unacceptable that more than one million of the world’s children are trafficked for labor or sexual exploitation every year, including over 20,000 in the United States.
Because you made your voice heard, together we will protect more of our most vulnerable children, and bring those who buy and sell them to justice.
So it looks like we are on our way!
PLEASE CALL YOUR SENATOR(s) AND LET THEM KNOW YOU SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL MEGAN'S LAW
A VOTE IS SCHEDULED THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29TH, 2010
From: Covenant House Advocacy Office [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 2:33 PM
Subject: International Megan's Law: Make The Senate Vote This Week
We have just learned that H.R.1623/H.R.5138, International Megan's Law, could come up for a vote in the Senate this week before recess.
Let's get International Megan's Law passed before lawmakers head off to the holidays.
Contact your Senators' offices and tell them that you want to see this important legislation passed. Tell your Senators that you support H.R. 1623, expanding the protection of Megan's Law.
Find your Senator's contact info by clicking this link.
Telephone calls are the best - each Senator's office carefully tallies constituent phone calls!
WHAT IS THE BILL ABOUT?
Last fall and again this summer, we asked you to rally around a bill, H.R. 1623, International Megan's Law. This bill will expand the protection of Megan's Law by providing advance notice of intended travel by high risk sex offenders outside the United States to the government of the country of destination, and by giving the US the right to prevent entry into the United States by any foreign national convicted of a sex offense against a minor.
Over 27,000 Covenant House supporters signed the petition to push this bill forward both online and through the mail, and our voices were heard. Then your calls and emails brought this bill successfully through the House.
LET'S PUSH IT HOME
We need your help one last time on this. Once the Senate breaks for holidays, we lose an important chance to get this bill passed.
Don’t let this legislation lose the momentum we’ve created together. We can protect our most vulnerable children and bring those who buy and sell them to justice.
Last edited by Salem; 11-29-2010 at 10:32 PM. Reason: ADD
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