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Minors should not be subjected to TSA patdowns. Children do not understand the (faulty) reasoning behind the patdowns, they do not want a stranger touching their body and they can be traumatized by it. Children are vulnerable. They are at a tender time of their development when things that go wrong can mark them for life. It is not fair, proper or useful to subject them to this kind of harassment.

In fact, one expert in the fight against child sexual abuse says that TSA patdowns groom children to cooperate with sexual predators. The TSA is predator-prepping our kids! I won't stand for it! Will you?

Do it for the children. Stop allowing the TSA to traumatuze and predator-prep our kids. Contact TSA administrator John Pistole, Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano, president Barack Obama, senators, representatives and travel industry corporations today by phone, fax, email, letter and in person. Demand that all minors be exempted from all TSA patdowns. Act now to secure the future for our most vulnerable members of society: our children.

Letter to
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
TSA administrator John Pistole
U.S. House of Representatives
and 2 others
U.S. Senate
President of the United States
I demand that the TSA stop their aggressive patdowns for minor children now. This is not fair. Children are vulnerable. They don't want to be touched like this by strangers. They don't understand why these strangers want to touch them. Most importantly, children can be traumatized by these bad touches.

Do it for the children. One expert in the fight against child sexual abuse says that TSA patdowns groom children to cooperate with sexual predators. The TSA is predator-prepping our kids! I won't stand for it! Do you allow your kids to be groped by the TSA?

You must stop this abhorrent practice. Groping our children is not protecting anyone. It is an assault on their basic human dignity. Please stop it now. The next generation of Americans is too valuable for this kind of mistreatment and abuse.