PROTECT: The Politics of Child Protection Led by a Motley Pirate Ship of Pissed Off People

To understand the mission set forth in the website “protect.org“, one need only spend an hour or so with Grier Weeks, Executive Director of the National Association to Protect Children. Ask him how we got where he is and he will tell you that after 20 years of working on political campaigns, he became increasingly upset with every election cycle that no one seemed to care about fighting for kids. He reviewed a national manual on registered Political Action Committees, as thick as the New York yellow pages, and not one involved the protection of children. Weeks has no personal experience with the work to which he now devotes his life, but he once began making a list of family members and friends whose lives had been impacted by abuse. When the list got too long, he quit counting. His anger continued to simmer.

In 2001 Weeks met Andrew Vachss, a well credentialed attorney/author with a specialty in child protection. Vachss commented that if we had an NRA for kids, everything would change. And Protect was born. Organized as a 501(c)4, a non-profit single-issue social welfare organization, Protect works hand in hand with the National Association to Protect Children, a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Their mutual mainstream bi-partisan agenda is reflected in their common website, protect.org. Weeks has equal disdain for Republicans and Democrats who flat out refuse to stand up for kids waiting to be rescued from abuse, violence, and sex trafficking. He is fond of saying that when the house is burning down, you don’t stop at the gate and interview the firefighters about their position on the issues, you put the fire out. He just wants politicians to take action.

PLEASE read the whole article here:

Trish Kinney: The Politics of Child Protection Led by a Motley Pirate Ship of Pissed Off People.

And if you can, please head over to PROTECT and make a donation.

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~ by poǝןɔɐɯ uǝʞɔɐɹq on 28/12/2011.

One Response to “PROTECT: The Politics of Child Protection Led by a Motley Pirate Ship of Pissed Off People”

  1. I don’t normally comment but I gotta admit thanks for the post on this amazing one : D.

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