People of faith are called by that faith

to speak for all children.

March 26, 2009

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN  

 

URGENT CALL TO ACTION TODAY FOR SB 69--

FULL HOUSE VOTE SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, 3/26

 

This is it!  A full House vote will take place on SB 69 tomorrow, Thursday, March 26.  As we have been reporting, SB 69expands the child abuse mandatory reporting law so that sexual exploitation in all cases--not just those where a "parent or caretaker" is suspected--are reported as child abuse.

 

We have come this far, we can't stop now at this crucial moment.  Everyone, please call TODAY and send e-mails to your Representative in the House and ask him/her to vote "Yes" on SB 69.

 

If you do not know who your Representative is, please use the following link to find out which district you're in:  

 

 

http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/polllocator/PollLocator.aspx

 

Fill in the information requested.  A screen will appear that will show your Georgia House District.

 

Then use the following link to find your House Representative:

http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2009_10/house/district.htm.

 

Note:  The link containing the list of Representatives in the Secretary of State Web site may not be up to date.  Please be sure to use the link provided above to find your current House Representative.

 

Please take action today for the children who have been waiting for us to help them.
 

 

ICM Mission and Goals

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The Interfaith Children's Movement was formed in 2001 as an intentional association of individuals and communities of faith from all religious traditions.

The Interfaith Children's Movement strives to be a voice for all Georgia children, but especially the poor and marginalized whose voices are often unheard.  

 

ICM works closely with Georgia's policy-oriented child advocacy organizatons, such as: 

  • Voices for Georgia's Children, 

  • The Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic at Emory University, 

  • Georgia Appleseed, 

  • JUSTGeorgia, 

  • Prevent Child Abuse Georgia and 

  • A Future.Not a Past. (child prostitution prevention).  

These organizations set the agenda for our advocacy work for children.  

ICM's faith community members provide a megaphone to the legislature about what needs to be done for children.

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Daily Legislative Updates

The following links take you to Web sites that provide daily updates on the legislative activity at the Capitol.  Check out these sites to find out how your legislators are addressing your needs and the needs of Georgia's children.GPB LawmakersVoices for Georgia's Children

Georgia.gov

Spiritual Witness for Children

One of the most important things faith communities can do for children is to pray for them.

 

Every child is a child of God and deserves justice and compassion. Every child deserves our prayers. 

 

ICM encourages every faith community to become a spiritual witness for children. Hold a worship service in your church, synagogue, mosque or temple and invite others to join in praying for the well-being of all children.

 

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 Doing what must be done! 

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