People of faith are called by that faith
to speak for all children.
February 17, 2010
ICM CALL TO ACTION: VOTE "YES" FOR SB 304 AT SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HEARING
SB 304, which recommends a minimum age of 16 before a child is charged and prosecuted for prostitution and a disposition of treatment for the child victim, is tentatively scheduled to be heard and voted upon by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Monday, February 22. Your active participation in this process and the committee substitute language on SB 304, (which we provided to you in our February 15 ICM Alert), have generated this current progress.
We will notify you once we have final confirmation on the time and place of the hearing. In the meantime, please call and send e-mails to the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and ask them to vote "Yes" on SB 304. Click on the links below to access their contact information.
Senate Judiciary Committee Members
Smith, Preston W. (R-SS 52)Chairman
Harp, Seth (R-SS 29)Vice Chairman
Hamrick, Bill (R-SS 30)Secretary
Adelman, David (D-SS 42)Member
Brown, Robert (D-SS 26)Member
Cowsert, Bill (R-SS 46)Member
Crosby, John (R-SS 13)Member
Fort, Vincent (D-SS 39)Member
Hill, Judson (R-SS 32)Member
Seabaugh, Mitch (R-SS 28)Ex-Officio
Wiles, John J. (R-SS 37)Member
Also, please extend your thanks to Chairman Preston Smith for including SB 304 on the judiciary committee's agenda so that this vote can take place.
ICM CALL TO ACTION: PLANNING FOR HEALTHY BABIES WAIVER AND GEORGIA PRE-K
As a member of the Georgia Birth to Five Coalition, we are asking that you become active advocates on behalf of Georgia's children on the Planning for Healthy Babies Waiver and Georgia Pre-K. The following links on our Web site include more information and talking points that you can use when contacting your legislators. Please use these links Education and Healthcare to access these pages.
In this budget-conscious time, we need to encourage our legislature to support early education and healthcare. We must help them understand that the fiscally sound route to take is to provide the education and healthcare children need during those critical formative stages; and that we realize greater expense (both economically and socially) when our fallback solution to resolving educational failure and the resulting chronic health problems of low birth weight babies is "catch up."
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.
ICM Mission and Goals
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 organizations, such as:
Voices for Georgia's Children,
The Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic at Emory University,
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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