Have you ever contacted your State Representive? Have you?
Jul 11, 2014 — The folks in our Government are there because WE elected them to go to Washington and do a job that we expect them to do. If you feel that being able to dial 911 from any phone with having to dial a prefix number, write your Representative and tell them to make this a LAW! Let them know how SERIOUS you are! You will be surprised at how much influence and power you have over them and guess what, you do!
YOU are their boss, they listen to you or go home unemployed at the next election. It works, it just takes that little bit of effort on your part. Need your Representatives email?
Here is a sample letter you can use, just copy and paste and then change the wording you feel would convey your message.
The Honorable ____________________________
House (or Senate) Office Building
Washington, DC 20515 (20510)
Dear Congressman/Senator ______________:
As a constituent who votes, I am writing about an issue that is very important to me: Direct Dialing of 911, Kari's Law. Specifically, I am writing to urge you to support this law requiring that all MLTS/PBX telephone systems allow the public to dial 911 with having to dial a prefix number first. change.org/karislaw
On December 1, 2013 Kari Rene Hunt was alledgedly murdered by her estranged husband whom she was intending to divorce. She agreed to meet him at a local motel in Marshall, TX. to leave their children with him for a short visitation while he was in town.
Her estranged husband alledgedly ambushed her in the motel room and cornered her in the restroom. During the struggle and resulting death of Kari, her oldest daughter, age 9, (name with held for privacy) attempted to dial 911 from the motel room phone FOUR TIMES! She followed instructions as taught by her mother on the way to call for help but she was never instructed that in some hotels and motels you must first dial a "9" and then 911.
911 is taught to ALL children as the go to number for help. It's on the side of Police cars, Fire trucks and Ambulances. It's taught by parents, teachers and public officials but that is not the case in most hotels, office buildings, SCHOOLS, etc.
This problem is fixable at little to no cost by simply re-programming these Telephony systems.
Kari's Law should be enacted in order to finally make 911 a Legislation that actually makes sense and WILL save lives as it was intended. I ask that you consider either proposing or supporting Kari's Law. The next time you are on vacation you have to read the instructions on how to call for help at each hotel you stay at.