Get Smart in Washington
  • Petitioned U.S. President and Congress

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Get Smart in Washington

    1. Elizabeth Smart Foundation
    2. Petition by

      Elizabeth Smart Foundation

      Duluth, GA

Issues:

Our desire is to have an audience with President and Mrs. Obama and the members of Congress to discuss real solutions to issues facing our children today.

We at the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, and countless advocates for child safety law, are tired of Washington playing politics with our children.

Politicians are cutting funding for the “Internet Crimes Against Children” Task force. This program has been instrumental in arresting and convicting child pornographers, preventing the online enticement of children, and stopping the child sex tourism industry. The programs they currently fund to educate our children on safety issues are not working. It’s time we replace the “feel good” programs of “stranger danger” with a new educational approach to child safety law that empowers our children to protect themselves.

Solutions:

(1) radKIDS: to have this curriculum added to our public school system.

(2) to fund the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to stop online child victimization and child pornography.

(3) To stop calling our kids “priceless”. That’s another way of saying since we can’t put a price tag on their safety and well-being, then we will not allocate any money to protect them.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Elizabeth Smart was the Keynote Speaker at the Crimes Against Children Conf

      Elizabeth Smart Foundation
      Petition Organizer

      Raising awareness and providing professionals the instruction, information and strategies they need to protect child victims and prosecute their offenders.

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. Busy Day in Washington

      Elizabeth Smart Foundation
      Petition Organizer

      We have a very busy day slated for tomorrow in DC, meeting with members of Congress. Our goals include continued funding for the ICAC in lieu of all the cuts. We are also trying to encourage funding for children issues supporting radKIDS. Pls share.

    5. Reached 100 signatures
    6. Elizabeth Smart will be on Good Morning America 7/14/11 between 7-9 am EST

      Elizabeth Smart Foundation
      Petition Organizer

      We are hoping that our exposure on GMA will be just the spark this petition needs to take off. Please reach out in your communities and pass along this petition to spread the word about "Getting Smart in Washington".

      Thanks for your support!

    7. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Lora Wirthlin TAYLORSVILLE, UT
      • over 1 year ago

      Because our children are our future. NOTHING is more important than their safety and well-being. This petition furthers that cause.

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    • Kathleen Brown MEXIA, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      To stop the abuse of children

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    • Michelle Gruesser CINCINNATI, OH
      • almost 2 years ago

      I was sexually molested at 5 years old and was afraid to tell for a while.

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    • Jody Portillo PAYSON, UT
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have my own personal story. I am a mother with 2 daughters that were molested by my father. When I found out I reported it to the police and to the child protective services. It was so hard to go through, but later down the road I found out that the local police department did nothing to my father! That made things worse knowing he was still out there free where he was able to do this to another child! He was never even put on the pedi file list. So it is so important for me to stop all pedi files and to keep investing in our children's innocents and future.

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    • Lisa Steigerwald GREENWICH, CT
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have 2 daughters, one is 16.

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