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This message is simple. It's time to hold states accountable for tracking child sex offenders, hold offenders accountable by enforcing real punishment when they fail to resgister, and to give state governments the money they need to do this once and for all.

In the last few months, too many innocent children have been harmed and killed by convicted sex offenders who found ways to avoid the very system used to "track" them. The problem is growing, and needless to say, the system is insufficient.

Rather than sitting and waiting for the laws to change, John Walsh went to Capitol Hill, along with representatives of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. They marched through the halls of Congress, bringing the message straight to the hearts of those who can fix the problem.

I have some great news to report. They listened.

Members of Congress are working together to close the loopholes and to fill in the cracks of the current sex offender registration system. But they can't do it without your help.

Representative Mark Foley of Florida and his staff worked for a year writing a comprehensive bill with some important conditions. We hope his thoughtful legislation will become the basis of a bipartisan effort. Rep. Foley will work with Representative Jim Sensenbrenner, Representative Bud Cramer, and Senators Joe Biden and Orrin Hatch to perfect this bill and make its goals a reality. For the bill to have the maximum impact, there will have to be some vital components. Every signature will count to get this bill passed. So please take the time to read this petition and sign it along with your comments. It is time we protect our children, for they are our legacy. If we continue to let these sex offenders remain hidden in our neighborhoods then we are all in danger of being another victim, or victims parents. Thank you for the time you took to read and sign this petition.



Dear Member of Congress:

I am a constituent who is very concerned about the sex offenders who live in my community. Recently, there have been many stories in the news about how the current sex offender registration and notification laws don't work, and need to be changed. I think it's a matter of life and death that you help your fellow lawmakers make this change to protect our children. I urge you to support legislation, now under consideration in the House of Representatives and the Senate, that would create a more comprehensive system for tracking these offenders, and improve the way information is released about these predators to our communities.

Today, there are more than 500,000 sex offenders who are supposed to be registered in the U.S.; however, it's believed that 100,000 of these offenders are 'lost' in the system. We must:

Close the loopholes between state programs, so sex offenders can't move from state to state and elude authorities.
Provide federal and state funding so law enforcement agencies have the resources to track these predators.

Make sure that information about sex offenders is released to all of our communities. Thank you for taking the time to read my views on this issue.

The time is now to tighten the tracking of sex offenders, and provide higher standards for notifying people like myself and my neighbors. I don't want one more person who's been convicted of sex crimes to be able to hide from our community and law enforcement, and prey upon our children.

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