Target: Georgia Governor Nathan Deal
Goal: Applaud the State of Georgia for starting a child abuse registry.
The State of Georgia is attempting to crack down on child abusers by creating a child abuse registry. Although the registry would not be available to the general public in the way that the sex offender registry is, it would be accessible to law enforcement and other government agencies. This new law, known as Senate Bill 138, would enable government agencies to keep a close eye on those who have a record of child abuse and hopefully stop them before they have a chance to abuse innocent children again. Applaud Georgia for establishing this crucial law, which will hopefully inspire other U.S. states to follow suit and increase their efforts to protect children from abuse.
Child abuse has become a serious issue around the world; one statistic reported that over three million child abuse reports are made every year in the United States alone. This is not acceptable, and a law that keeps a close eye on those who abuse children will act as a deterrent. In addition, it will help to identify habitual offenders and deny them employment opportunities in fields that work closely with children.
Child abuse is the source of many ailments later in life, such as alcoholism, depression, and drug abuse. By keeping a close eye on those who abuse children, we can help to prevent those future issues from arising and create healthier children. Sign this petition to praise Georgia Governor Nathan Deal for his state’s decision to enact this law.
Dear Governor Deal,
I am writing to applaud the State of Georgia for passing a new law that establishes a registry containing the names of convicted child abusers. The law, which is slated to take effect in July of 2016, would help to keep track of those who abuse children. I believe that this is a law that is badly needed, since child abuse poses such a serious threat to society. Every year in the United States alone, millions of innocent children are abused and mistreated. This is unacceptable, and those who commit such crimes should be forced to pay for them. Many people abuse drugs and alcohol as a result of abuse in their past. We can help correct this problem and ensure that children grow up in safe environments.
Furthermore, I hope that this law will serve as an example to other states that might be considering the implementation of such measures. I congratulate the State of Georgia on this achievement, and I hope that your legislators will continue to work to protect children around the state.
[Your Name Here]
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