Billy's Law By State - House and Senate CoSponsors Needed!

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Billy's Law By State - House and Senate CoSponsors Needed!

Help Find the Missing Act "Billy's Law"  - HR 1300 / SR 702 Easy way to ask Congressmen and Senators to cosponsor Billy's Law.  Group arranged by state with contact info and template letter included to facilitate sharing. 

Website: http://peace4missing.ning.com/forum/topics/on-the-road-to-passing-billys
Location: United States 112th Congress
Members: 19
Latest Activity: Jul 18, 2013

Instructions

 

In an effort to make this as easy for everyone as possible in the Discussion Forum  (see below) of this group every state has been listed. You may have to click on "View All" found at the bottom right of the Discussion Forum box.  Or, go straight to the forum http://tinyurl.com/4ynbdtw or
http://peace4missing.ning.com/group/billyslawbystatehouseandsenatecosponsorsneeded/forum If

If you click on a state you will find both the Congressmen and Senators for that state listed.  Each one of their names you can click on to be taken to their web site where you can obtain an email address, contact form, or physical street address to send your letter requesting that the Congressmen and Senators support and cosponsor the Help Find the Missing Act "Billy's Law"  HR 1300 / SR 702  There is listed a phone number for each Congressmen and Senator.  If you phone you can use the template letter as a guide as what to say.  If you can't get through to the Senator or Congressmen then ask for their aide.

 

This has also been set up so you can easily share each state on Facebook or Twitter.  We need many people doing this so please do SHARE!!!!

 

Please note that on the right hand side of this page is a list of "Pages" that contains resources that might come in handy.

 

-Start with your own State.
http://peace4missing.ning.com/group/billyslawbystatehouseandsenatecosponsorsneeded/forum

Hint: After clicking the link then simply type the name of your state into the search box.

 

-Start with your Congressmen in your district and then contact all Congressmen in your state.

 

-Next contact your Senators in your state.

 

-Send letter, your preferred method (email, contact form, physical address)

 

-Phone

 

-You can contact other states if you get done with your state. Keep in mind though that the Congressmen and Senators normally will only take time for people from their own state unless you are calling them about something that is near and dear to their platform. Families of the missing will have a better chance of being listened to by other states.

 

-SHARE this and encourage others to help out!  We need many, many people working on this.  tiny url: http://tinyurl.com/6fpcvcc

 

On the Road to Passing Billy's Law ---- Let's get it done!!!!

Discussion Forum

OKLAHOMA - Show your support for Billy's Law! (contacts and letter template provided)

Started by Maureen Reintjes-Peace4 Admin. Last reply by Maureen Reintjes-Peace4 Admin Jul 2, 2011. 2 Replies

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Comment by Maureen Reintjes-Peace4 Admin on August 1, 2011 at 2:08am

write congress at POPVOX

HR 1300 SR 702

Comment by Sara Huizenga on July 20, 2011 at 5:12pm
Help ALL the Missing! We're almost there - with your help Billy's Law CAN and WILL pass soon!! http://peace4missing.ning.com

Billy's Law By State - House and Senate CoSponsors Needed! http://peace4missing.ning.com/group/billyslawbystatehouseandsenatec...
Comment by Angela Montgomery on July 10, 2011 at 4:39pm

Sent to both US House Rep Joe Walsh and US Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois.

 

Dear Senator Durbin: My name is Angela Montgomery and I am a constituent in your district. I am writing this letter addressed to you for the second time (first was in Jan. 2010) asking for your support of pending legislation.  The Help Find the Missing Act - Billy's Law (HR 1300 / SR 702). According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, over 4,000 unidentified remains are discovered each year. After one year, 1,000 of these bodies remain unidentified. With tens of thousands of people reported missing each year, it is likely that a family member, friend, or loved one is looking for that unidentified person and simply can't find them due to the absence of a cooperative effort by law enforcement across the country.
Some law enforcement agencies have a lackadaisical attitude when they receive a report for the “voluntarily missing” and often there is very little effort to search for them. The problem is when the case goes long term. If there is any follow-up at all, often it is long after the initial report. Often those long term cases have not been resolved because the missing person has died and their remains lay unidentified in a county morgue or cemetery.
When my friend Beth Bentley of Woodstock, IL went missing on 5/23/10 my whole world changed. I realized that Illinois has over 200 active missing person's cases. Did you know that? And that some remains are never identified or take many years to identify because this framework is not in place.  Here is the reason why: there is no national protocol in place to assist investigators to bridge the gap between missing persons and unidentified persons cases. The Help Find the Missing Act will bridge this gap! The National Missing Persons and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) is by far becoming one of the best ways for the public and law enforcement agencies across the country to work together to help bring missing loved ones home! Since its launch the database of unidentified decedents and missing persons has proved essential in solving many cases. With the passing of Billy's Law, this number only stands to grow. Unfortunately, without the funding of Billy's Law not all law enforcement agencies are able to allocate the resources necessary to use the NamUs system. The passing of Billy's Law would make it possible for agencies across the country to input information on their unidentified decedents, increasing the number of case resolutions and potentially bringing closure to families of missing persons all across our country. I support this funding and hope that you do as well. I respectfully urge you to pass HR 1300 / SR 702 when it comes before you.
I look forward to your response. Respectfully,

Angela Montgomery

Comment by Sara Huizenga on July 10, 2011 at 3:09pm
ACTION ALERT! THE TIME IS NOW TO HELP ALL MISSING - THE WAY IS HERE - IT'S THROUGH BILLY'S LAW


There is an overwhelming number of missing children and adults in the US ...there is an overwhelming number of unidentified remains each one has a name, loved and was loved. If there is a system in place that is proven to help identify or bring a loved one home how could anyone object? NamUs is the only centralized database used as a tool to connect the broken system.


State by state clearinghouses are good but if only used within each state and a person is missing out of a particular state then the clearinghouse within that state would not be able to locate the person, the databases do not connect. NamUs is the only centralized database and has proven to work.


Billy's Law if passed into law will help provide the funding to educate our law enforcement, medical examiners and coroners to learn the database and make the necessary entries.

Every parent or family member missing a loved one needs to know everything is being done to locate and bring home their loved one.


This is for everyone won't you please take a few minutes of time, all the information is provided in Peace4, email YOUR STATE U.S. legislators and follow up with a phone call ask for your Federal Congress persons and Federal Senators to co sponsor HR1300 and SR702. EVERYTHING DOES RIDE ON HOPE AND FAITH FOR A BETTER TOMORROW!

(Jan Smolinski - Billy's Mom)


Find out more at Peace4 the Missing - http://peace4missing.ning.​com/
Comment by Maureen Reintjes-Peace4 Admin on July 2, 2011 at 3:41pm

Update:  Working on media lists and tagging each state with local media tags.  If you know of news stations, newspapers, radio stations for specific states please leave it in the comment section of that state and I'll add it as a tag.

Future will start placing the individual state links on state specific facebook sites, media, law enforcement, etc.

Comment by Maureen Reintjes-Peace4 Admin on July 2, 2011 at 12:28am
Done adding the Billy's Law logo to each state and adding a lead in paragraph that shows up when sharing on Facebook.  States are ready to be shared!
 
 
 

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