Thank you to all who've purchased these books, and doubly so to those who join PROTECT
They are the real warriors in this fight, and we are proud to support them!
Yesterday our Child Protection Act of 2012 passed Congress. Today it's on its way to President Obama's desk for signing.
This was a major bipartisan victory, and a direct result of your support for PROTECT! We especially thank Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-CT) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX).
The new law includes several measures that our allies have been trying unsuccessfully to pass for years. Here are the highlights:
• Reauthorizes our PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008, approving double today's child rescue funding for America's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces. These task forces rescue thousands of children every year
• Tough new penalties for threatening or harassing a child witness in child abuse and exploitation cases (this was vigorously opposed by some)
• New fast-track administrative subpoenas for U.S. Marshals searching for fugitive sex offenders
• Increased penalties of up to 20 years for distribution or receipt of child abuse images, when the victim is under 12Many Americans just assume that passing laws like this is easy. After all, who's not against child abuse?
But PROTECT members know better. You know that every victory we win is the result of a long, hard fight. We're David, up against Goliath. We depend 100% on people like you to keep us in there fighting for victories like this one!
Join us in celebrating today! And please consider helping us replenish our war chest. You can give a gift of any size online, or even pledge a small amount each month.
Thank you for being someone children -- and PROTECT -- can count on!
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