- Michael E. Busch, Speaker of House of Delegates
- United States of America
Child pornography has exploded into a multi-billion dollar industry that crosses all state and local borders. Yet, Maryland is one of only five states in the U.S. that still have misdemeanor child pornography laws. Maryland’s tolerance for child sexual exploitation threatens children throughout the world.
You know, as we know, that a free and open vote by the Maryland House of Delegates on child pornography would be a landslide. The vast majority of elected officials in both parties want to make child pornography possession a FELONY.
It’s time to rein in House Judiciary Chairman Joseph Vallario! The buck stops with you, and we respectfully ask that you show compassionate leadership and send a FELONY child pornography bill to the floor of the House for a vote.
Child pornography has become a multi-billion dollar industry that crosses all state and national borders. Your state is one of only five states remaining with misdemeanor child pornography laws, making it a safe haven for child predators.
Renowned child pornography expert Det. Sgt. Paul Gillespie has said, "Tens of thousands of children are being tortured and it doesn't seem to be registering."
If it is registering with you, please use your power to make child pornography possession a FELONY in Maryland now! People across Maryland, the U.S. and the world are watching and will remember the stand you take.
The Protect Children NOW! petition to Michael E. Busch, Speaker of House of Delegates was written by Tyra Hudgins and is in the category Law Reform at GoPetition.