Tuesday, January 31, 2006

One Way to Get Involved

A lot of times those of us ordinary people who care about missing people feel powerless to help them. I know I personally sometimes feel frustrated that there doesn't seem much I can do except hang up a few posters of the local ones and pray. Right now, however, there is something else all of us ordinary people can do.
A missing persons organization in Nebraska called Project Jason (http://www.projectjason.org/) is conducting what it calls Campaign for the Missing 2006. You can read all about this campaign at http://voice4themissing.blogspot.com/2005/12/121305-campaign-for-missing-2006.html. Basically you write letters to your local state senator and representative, asking them to sponsor a model law to improve the way law enforcement handles missing persons cases. (Sorry to any non-American readers, but I assume this campaign is just in the U.S.) The link above includes a model letter you can use.
Perhaps the campaign cannot help those who are currently missing, but hopefully it will help those who go missing in the future.

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