Contact Elected Officials
Contrary to popular belief government officials want to listen to their constituents. They want to know how you feel about issues – it is in their best interest to vote the way their voters would vote or they may not have a job come November.
The most difficult part of making a phone call, writing a letter, or sending an email is knowing what to say. Below are some tips and some sample sentences that you can use to help you effectively communicate your support for Pink Cross Foundation and the CP80 Internet Zoning Initiative. Learn more about the Internet Zoning Initiative at www.cp80.org.
• Identify who you are. You want them to understand that you are someone who votes and influences other voters.
• Identify the issue. Get right to the point – tell the person you are contacting that you are concerned about Internet pornography.
• Ask explicitly for support. Encourage the individual to support the CP80 Internet Zoning Initiative. Encourage the individual to support Pink Cross Foundation's efforts to change laws regarding the illegally operating pornography industry in California.
• To simplify the process we’ve provided some sample sentences to help you explain the CP80 Internet Zoning Initiative, and what it can do to protect you from Internet pornography.
Do not rely exclusively on the sample sentences. Express your thoughts about Internet pornography. Mention personal experiences you may have had with Internet pornography and its negative effects on you and your family. Mention there are women and men abused by the porn industry daily and that Cal/Osha is not enforcing health laws within the porn industry.
The technology behind the Internet Zoning Initiative is already in place. We simply need strong legislation to enforce the protection of our children and businesses.
The Internet Zoning Initiative will hold pornographers accountable for the material they produce.
Implementing the Internet Zoning Initiative can help families and businesses protect themselves from the negative effects of Internet pornography, while protecting free speech.
The Internet Zoning Initiative finally provides us with a way to protect free speech on the Internet while protecting my right to be free from speech I find offensive.
I would love to monitor my children every time they are on the Internet, but that isn’t possible. The Internet Zoning Initiative will allow my children to utilize the benefits of the Internet without constant supervision.
I want to let my children utilize the valuable resources on the Internet without being afraid they will stumble upon Internet pornography.
Society without law is anarchy. The current Internet absent of any laws is equally chaotic and clearly dangerous to minors. In order for the Internet to evolve into a more useful global communication network for everyone, we must implement reasonable legislation which preserves speech, enhances choice, and protects minors.
Pornography addiction can influence a number of problems, including deviant sexual behaviors and appetites, dysfunctional relationships, incarceration, divorce and even murder.
We’ve taken great measures in our society to protect our children from addictive substances. Shouldn’t we do the same for pornographic material that is available to every child in his or her own home?
The pornography industry is not following the Cal/Osha Adult Film Industry Standards and is causing a huge STD epidemic in California which has spread to the general public. Many porn performers are abused daily by the illegally operating porn industry which is causing more deaths due to secondary negative effects than any other industry. Last year in 2007, eleven people died due to HIV, Suicide, Homicide and Drug related deaths. This year in 2008, so far 5 porn performers have died from Suicide, AIDS, Cancer, and Drug overdoses. How many more need to die before the government does something about the destructive California porn industry?
Find Elected Officials
Alabama - http://www.legislature.state.al.us/
Alaska - http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/index.php
Arizona - http://www.azleg.gov/
Arkansas - http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/
California - http://www.legislature.ca.gov/
Colorado - http://www.leg.state.co.us/
Connecticut - http://www.cga.ct.gov/
Delaware - http://legis.delaware.gov/
District of Columbia - http://www.dccouncil.washington.dc.us/
Florida - http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Welcome/index.cfm?CFID=66184191&CFTOKEN=43448117
Georgia - http://www.legis.state.ga.us/
Hawaii - http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/
Idaho - http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/
Illinois - http://www.ilga.gov/
Indiana - http://www.in.gov/legislative/index.html
Iowa - http://www.legis.state.ia.us/
Kansas - http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-legisportal/index.do
Kentucky - http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/home.htm
Louisiana - http://www.legis.state.la.us/
Maine - http://janus.state.me.us/legis/
Maryland - http://mlis.state.md.us/
Massachusetts - http://www.mass.gov/legis/legis.htm
Michigan - http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(vaywfw45cf551ovpoqx3qo55))/mileg.aspx?page=Home
Minnesota - http://www.leg.state.mn.us/
Mississippi - http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/
Missouri - http://www.moga.state.mo.us/
Montana - http://leg.mt.gov/css/default.asp
Nebraska - http://www.unicam.state.ne.us/web/public/home
Nevada - http://www.leg.state.nv.us/
New Hampshire - http://gencourt.state.nh.us/ie/
New Jersey - http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/
New Mexico - http://legis.state.nm.us/lcs/
New York - http://assembly.state.ny.us/
North Carolina - http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/
North Dakota - http://www.legis.nd.gov/
Ohio - http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/
Oklahoma - http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/
Oregon - http://www.leg.state.or.us/
Pennsylvania - http://www.legis.state.pa.us/
Rhode Island - http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/
South Carolina - http://www.scstatehouse.net/
South Dakota - http://legis.state.sd.us/index.aspx
Tennessee - http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/
Texas - http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/
Utah - http://www.le.state.ut.us/
Vermont - http://www.leg.state.vt.us/
Virginia - http://legis.state.va.us/
Washington - http://www1.leg.wa.gov/legislature
West Virginia - http://www.legis.state.wv.us/
Wisconsin - http://www.legis.state.wi.us/
Wyoming - http://legisweb.state.wy.us/
Contact Government Agencies
Write the FCC and Justice Department and encourage them to uphold current indecency policies and prosecute obscenity laws.
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section
950 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20530
Contact Your State Attorney General
Educate yourself on local obscenity and indecency laws. If they are not well enforced contact your local and state officials, including your State Attorney General’s Office, and ask them to better protect your community. Select your state from above for information on how to contact your state’s Attorney General.
More Information on how to get involved
Please visit Team CP80 Action Center at http://www.cp80.org/getinvolved/actioncenter to learn more about powerful ways YOU can get involved and make a difference in protecting your family from internet pornography.