Winning a Battle

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I am so excited to be able to share this!

When PROTECT members speak, Congress listens!

We won big this week... your phone calls to Congress worked. But first, here's why it matters...
Across America tonight there are hundreds of thousands of children suffering with a terrible secret. They are being sexually abused and no one is making it stop.

But what if we knew how to locate these children?

Scientists use Geiger counters to find nuclear radiation. Soldiers use night-vision goggles to see their enemy in the dark. How do you zero in on humans who are preying on children? You use technology that detects something they frequently have in their possession: illegal child pornography.

We could save untold thousands of children right now by following the trail of illegal child pornography, and that is why PROTECT is so focused on driving our government to take action.And that's why our victory yesterday is so important!

Just two years ago, PROTECT exposed the truth about how little the FBI was doing to investigate a flourishing U.S. child pornography industry. We got the FBI to admit to Congress that it had spent less than $4 million on its elite child pornography unit.

Yesterday, Congress funded that FBI Innocent Images unit at $52.7 million!Just two years ago, PROTECT led the fight to fund state and local teams that track child pornography to locate predators and rescue their victims, then a $14.5 million effort.

Yesterday, spending for the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) teams was raised to double that amount: $30 million! Unlike groups that take government money, we struggle daily to keep our small staff fighting. You can see from victories like these that every dollar you give to PROTECT is multiplied many times over... and your money doesn't go to a bloated charity, it goes to the men and women who are working desperately to find, rescue and protect children.

We're proud to be part of PROTECT, and we hope you are too. What other group can you join that measures its success in children rescued? Where else can your dollars bring you such a rewarding gift in return?

Thank you for all of your support in 2009. With your help, we look forward to even greater successes in 2010. Please pass this letter on to everyone you know who cares about children.

P.S. If you'd like to donate to PROTECT online, click here or on the button at the top of this email. If you, your company or your foundation would like to make a year-end, tax-deductible contribution to our sister organization, Promise to Protect, we hope you'll visit their website at and then contact them at

McGruff Safeguard is proud to support this organization. This is a call to action. Help protect your loved ones and ones who are living in abuse.
Press release credited to the National Association to Protect Children.

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