From Summer's daughter, Brandy:
"Hello My Friends,
It has been a while since I have sent out any news/updates to the "Friends of Summer" mailing list members.
Some of you may be aware that I have volunteered to represent Missouri in part of the 'Campaign for the Missing'. 'Campaign for the Missing' is a grassroots effort to pass legislation in each state that will serve to improve the law enforcement community's ability to locate and ensure a safe return of missing persons. It will address the national problems of missing persons and the identification of human remains and provide the framework for improving law enforcement's response. It will also improve the collection of critical information about missing persons, prioritize high-risk missing persons cases, and ensure prompt dissemination of critical information to other law enforcement agencies and the public that can improve the likelihood of a safe return. To read more, go to http://voice4themissing.blogspot.com...sing-2006.html . To read the recent newspaper article which appeared in the Independence Examiner, please visit www.friendsofsummer.com .
In January 2007, Representative Bryan Pratt agreed to sponsor this model legislation, thus making Missouri the 9th state to secure sponsorship. Last month, the bill was officially named the "Summer Shipp Act" and was assigned House Bill Number 757.
Today I was advised that there will be a hearing in front of the Judiciary Committee in Jefferson City, MO on Tue, April 3, 2007 at 12:00 noon. This hearing is open to the public.
If there is any chance you might be able to attend to show your support, it would be very much appreciated!!
Also, if you would like to show your support by contacting your state senator, you may look up your representative here http://www.ncsl.org/public/leglinks.cfm . Your support is needed for this very important legislation.