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IMPORTANT NOTICE:  This action alert now acts as a support to our second extensive action alert for our State Action Plan.  Please click here to participate in the new action opportunity!

 

This is the first extensive action alert for our State Action Campaign and we hope you will participate!  Please contact us with any questions.

 

This Action Alert Requires The Following:

 

1.  Select (click on) your State from the State menu below.

 

2.  Use the links to contact your Governor and State Legislators.  Please make sure you are contacting your State Legislators and NOT your Federal Legislators.  Directions for this are included below.  You should visit http://votesmart.org/, enter in your zip code, and then scroll down and click on "State Legislative".  You will also want to contact your Governor.  This information is available under "Gubernatorial", right above "State Leglislative", using the directions above.

 

3.  Copy/paste the pre-written letter into the contact form/e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators and submit/send your message.  You will need to edit the [bracketed] fields to specify the names of your Governor, Legislators, and your own name.  You may edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

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ALABAMA ALERT

Residents of Alabama, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://governor.alabama.gov/contact/contact_form.aspx and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.legislature.state.al.us/misc/zipsearch.html and in the left-hand sidebar find "Find Your Legislator", enter your zip code, and click "Find My Legislator".  This will bring up a list of State Representatives and State Senators serving your area.  Click on the hyperlinked name of a legislator to visit their website and e-mail or use his/her contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found at http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/13A-13-6.htmPlease amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

ALASKA ALERT

Residents of Alaska, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://gov.alaska.gov/parnell/contact/email-the-governor.html and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) by visiting http://house.legis.state.ak.us/.  Click on the hyperlinked name of a legislator to visit their website and e-mail or use his/her contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below. Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.  Contact your State Senator(s) by visiting http://senate.legis.state.ak.us/.   Click on the hyperlinked name of a legislator to visit their website and e-mail or use his/her contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found at http://www.state.ak.us/courts/forms/dv-150.pdfPlease amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Abuse, and Child Welfare laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

ARIZONA ALERT

Residents of Arizona, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://www.azgovernor.gov/Contact.asp and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.azleg.gov/MemberRoster.asp and select your Representative(s) or Senator(s).  If you are unsure which Representative(s) or Senator(s) represent you, visit http://2001.azredistricting.org/ and enter your address and zip code.  This will bring up information regarding which legislative district(s) you are in and then you will need to visit  http://www.azleg.gov/MemberRoster.asp and choose the Representative(s) and Senator(s) that represent your legislative district(s).  Click on the hyperlinked name of a legislator to visit their website and e-mail or use his/her contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found at http://www.azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/8/00533.htm&Title=8&DocType=ARSPlease amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and/or Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

ARKANSAS ALERT

Residents of Arkansas, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://governor.arkansas.gov/contact/index.php and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2011/2011R/Pages/LegislatorSearch.aspx  and enter the name(s) of your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s).  If you are unsure which Representative(s) or Senator(s) represent you, visit http://argis.ualr.edu/website/districtfinder/viewer.htm and click on your county.  On the right side of the screen you will see an "Update Map" button with a list of boxes beneath.  Put an X in the box under "Legislative Districts" in the "Arkansas House Districts" box and click "Update Map".  This will provide you the district number that your Representative(s) represent.  Write down the District number and follow the same procedure, except, put an X in the box under "Legislative Districts" in the "Arkansas Senate Districts" box.  Write down the District number that your Senator(s) represent.  Then, visit http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2011/2011R/Pages/LegislatorSearchResults.aspx?member=&committee=All&chamber= and look for your Legislative District(s) in the far right column.   Click on the hyperlinked name of a legislator to visit their website and e-mail or use his/her contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found at written in Arkansas' Ann. Code 12-12-503.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and/or Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

CALIFORNIA ALERT

Residents of California, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html and enter your zip code.  This will bring up a list of State Representatives and State Senators serving your area.  Click on the hyperlinked name of a legislator to visit their website and e-mail or use his/her contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Penal Code 11166.05.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

COLORADO ALERT

Residents of Colorado, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://www.colorado.gov/apps/oit/governor/citizen/assistanceUtility/shareOpinionGovOffice.jsf and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2011A/csl.nsf/directory?openframeset.  This will bring up a list of State Representatives and State Senators.  If you are uncertain regarding which Representative(s) and/or Senator(s) represent you, visit http://comaps.org/allsearch.html and enter your address, then, click "Find Your Districts".  Once you have your District numbers, visit http://www.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2011A/csl.nsf/directory?openframeset and match your District numbers to the numbers in the "Dist." column.  Click on the hyperlinked name of a legislator to visit their directory profile and e-mail or use his/her contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Rev. Stat. 19-1-103.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

CONNECTICUT ALERT

Residents of Connecticut, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/cwp/view.asp?a=3998&q=479082 and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/CGAFindLeg.asp and enter address.  This will bring up a list of State Representatives and State Senators serving your area.  Click on the hyperlinked website or e-mail (envelope icon) or use his/her contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Gen. Stat. 46b-120Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

DELAWARE ALERT

Residents of Delaware, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://smu.portal.delaware.gov/cgi-bin/mail.php?email_friend&url=http%3A%2F%2Fgovernor.delaware.gov%2F&title=State%20of%20Delaware%20-%20Governor%20Jack%20Markell  and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) by visiting: http://legis.delaware.gov/legislature.nsf/Reps?openview&Count=75&nav=house&count=75 and select your Representative(s) by choosing the name next to your District.  For your State Senators, visit http://legis.delaware.gov/legislature.nsf/sen?openview&nav=senate and select your Senator(s) by choosing the name next to your District.  If you are unsure of which legislative districts apply to you, please visit http://pollingplace.delaware.gov/ to identify your districts.  Click on the hyperlinked name to the left of your respective District(s) at  http://legis.delaware.gov/legislature.nsf/Reps?openview&Count=75&nav=house&count=75 and http://legis.delaware.gov/legislature.nsf/sen?openview&nav=senate to visit the profile of your Representative(s) and Senator(s) (respectively).  E-mail or use his/her contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ann. Code Tit. 16, 902.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

FLORIDA ALERT
Residents of Florida, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://www.flgov.com/contact-gov-scott/email-the-governor/ and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) by visiting:  http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/myrepresentative.aspx and enter address and zip code.  Contact your State Senator(s) by visiting http://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/Find and enter your address or zip code.  Click on the e-mail address or use his/her contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ann. Stat. 39.01Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

GEORGIA ALERT

Residents of Georgia, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://gov.georgia.gov/00/gov/contact_us/0,2657,165937316_166563415,00.html and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.votesmart.org and enter your zip code and then click "Search" in the upper-right-hand part of the screen.  The next screen may require additional information to pinpoint your Districts.  Please enter the information requested and click "search" again if this occurs.  This will bring up a list of choices.  Click on "State Legislative" for your State legislators.  Click on the underlined (hyperlinked) name(s) of your Representative(s) and Senator(s).  Click on "See Full Biographical and Contact Information".  Click on the e-mail address or use his/her contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ann. Code 19-7-5(b)Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

HAWAII ALERT

Residents of Hawaii, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://hawaii.gov/gov/contact/contact-gov and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/members/legislators.aspx?chamber=all  and enter Street Name in the "Find Your Legislator" box at upper right of screen.  Click on the underlined (hyperlinked) name(s) of your Representative(s) and Senator(s).  Click on the e-mail address or use his/her contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Rev. Stat. 350-1Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

IDAHO ALERT

Residents of Idaho, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://gov.idaho.gov/ourgov/contact.html and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://legislature.idaho.gov/about/07districtmap.pdf to determine which legislative Districts you are in, or, if you know the name of your legislator(s), county, or District number(s), visit  http://legislature.idaho.gov/howtocontactlegislators.htm and select the option that you can use (i.e. "Contact by Name").  Click on the underlined (hyperlinked) E-mail link to contact your Representative or Senator.  Click on the e-mail address or use his/her contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Idaho Code 16-1602Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

ILLINOIS ALERT

Residents of Illinois, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/Pages/ContacttheGovernor.aspx and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.votesmart.org and enter your zip code and then click "Search" in the upper-right-hand part of the screen.  The next screen may require additional information to pinpoint your Districts.  Please enter the information requested and click "search" again if this occurs.  This will bring up a list of choices.  Click on "State Legislative" for your State legislators.  Click on the underlined (hyperlinked) name(s) of your Representative(s) and Senator(s).  Click on "See Full Biographical and Contact Information". Click on the e-mail address or use his/her contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Comp. Stat. Ch. 325, 5/3.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

INDIANA ALERT

Residents of Illinois, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://www.in.gov/gov/2631.htm, click on "To contact the governor with questions or comments unrelated to the above, click here." and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://district.iga.in.gov/DistrictLookup/  and enter your address and then click "Search" in the upper-left-hand part of the screen.  This will bring up a list of State legislators.  Click on the (hyperlinked) website for  your Representative(s) and Senator(s).  The website should contain a link to contact your legislator and may differ depending on legislator's website. You will need to locate the "contact" or "e-mail" link on the website for your legislator.  Click on the e-mail address or use his/her contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ann. Code 31-34-1-2 and/or 31-34-1-1; 31-34-1-9; 31-34-1-10 ; 31-34-1-11Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

IOWA ALERT

Residents of Iowa, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: https://governor.iowa.gov/constituent-services/register-opinion and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/find.aspx  and search for your legislator using one of the options on the right-hand-sidebar under "Find Your Legislator" box at upper right of screen.  Click on "go".  If that search is not working, visit http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ann. Stat. 232.68Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

KANSAS ALERT

Residents of Kansas, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: https://governor.ks.gov/contact-the-governor/contact-governor  and click on "Email Governor Sam Brownback" or e-mail governor@ks.gov using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our 2006 Kan. ALS Ch. 200, 2.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

KENTUCKY ALERT

Residents of Kentucky, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://governor.ky.gov/Pages/contact.aspx and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Rev. Stat. 600.020Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

LOUISIANA ALERT

Residents of Louisiana, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://www.gov.la.gov/index.cfm?md=form&tmp=email_governor complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ch. Code art. 603Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

MAINE ALERT

Residents of Maine, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://www.maine.gov/governor/lepage/citizen_services/ideas-suggestions.shtml and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ann. Stat. Tit. 22, 4002.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

MARYLAND ALERT

Residents of Maryland, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://www.governor.maryland.gov/mail/ and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Fam. Law 5-701Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

MASSACHUSETTS ALERT

Residents of Massachusetts, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://www.mass.gov/governor/utility/contact-us.html and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ann. Laws Ch. 119, 51APlease amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

MICHIGAN ALERT

Residents of Michigan, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,4668,7-277-57827-262109--,00.html and e-mail Gov. Snyder using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Comp. Laws 722.622.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

MINNESOTA ALERT

Residents of Minnesota, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://mn.gov/governor/contact-us/form/  and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ann. Stat. 626.556, Subd. 2.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

MISSISSIPPI ALERT

Residents of Mississippi, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting:  http://www.governorbarbour.com/contact/index.html and e-mail Gov. Barbour using the pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ann. Code 43-21-105Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

MISSOURI ALERT

Residents of Missouri, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://governor.mo.gov/contact/ and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ann. Stat. 210.110Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

MONTANA ALERT

Residents of Montana, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://governor.mt.gov/contact/commentsform.asp and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ann. Code 41-3-102.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

NEBRASKA ALERT

Residents of Nebraska, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://www.governor.nebraska.gov/mail/govmail.html and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Rev. Stat. 28-710Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

NEVADA ALERT

Residents of Nevada, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://gov.nv.gov/contact/governor/ and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Rev. Stat. 432B.140
 and Rev. Stat. 432B.070.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE ALERT

Residents of New Hampshire, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://www4.egov.nh.gov/governor/goveforms/comments.asp and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Rev. Stat. 169-C:3.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

NEW JERSEY ALERT

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NEW MEXICO ALERT

Residents of New Mexico, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://www.governor.state.nm.us/Contact_the_Governor.aspx and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ann. Stat. 32A-4-2.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

NEW YORK ALERT

Residents of New York, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://www.governor.ny.gov/contact/GovernorContactForm.php and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Soc. Serv. Law 371
 and Family Court Act 1012.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

NORTH CAROLINA ALERT

Residents of North Carolina, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://www.governor.state.nc.us/contact/Contact.aspx and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Gen. Stat. 7B-101.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

NORTH DAKOTA ALERT

Residents of North Dakota, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://governor.nd.gov/contact-us and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Cent. Code 50-25.1-02; 27-20-02.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

OHIO ALERT

Residents of Ohio, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://governor.ohio.gov/Contact/ContacttheGovernor.aspx and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Rev. Stat. 2151.03(A) and Rev. Stat. 2151.011Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

OKLAHOMA ALERT

Residents of Oklahoma, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: https://www.ok.gov/triton/modules/formbuilder/form.php?form_id=1a85f621dddc700fb88abc113bb38f83e522ba51d8e0f78f7b74e27c5b2bc6a1 and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ann. Stat. Tit. 10, 7102.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

OREGON ALERT

Residents of Oregon, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://governor.oregon.gov/Gov/contact.shtml and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Rev. Stat. 419B.005Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

PENNSYLVANIA ALERT

Residents of Pennsylvania, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by e-mailing:  Governor Corbett at governor@pa.gov using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Cons. Stat. Tit. 23, 6303.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

RHODE ISLAND ALERT

Residents of Rhode Island, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by e-mailing:  Governor Chafee at governor@governor.ri.us and using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Gen. Laws 40-11-2.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

SOUTH CAROLINA ALERT

Residents of South Carolina, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://www.governor.sc.gov/Pages/SendMessage.aspx and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ann. Code 20-7-490Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

SOUTH DAKOTA ALERT

Residents of South Dakota, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://sd.gov/Governor/contact.aspx and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ann. Laws 26-8A-2.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

TENNESSEE ALERT

Residents of Tennessee, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by e-mailing:  Gov. Haslam at bill.haslam@tn.gov using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ann. Code 37-1-102.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

TEXAS ALERT

Residents of Texas, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://governor.state.tx.us/contact/assistance.aspx and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Fam. Code 261.001.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

UTAH ALERT

Residents of Utah, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://governor.utah.gov/goca/form_governor.html and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ann. Code 62A-4a-402Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

VERMONT ALERT

Residents of Vermont, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://governor.vermont.gov/contact-us/opinion and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ann. Stat. Tit. 33, 4912.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

VIRGINIA ALERT

Residents of Virginia, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://www.governor.virginia.gov/AboutTheGovernor/contactGovernor.cfm and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ann. Code 63.2-100.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

WASHINGTON ALERT

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Residents of Washington, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://www.governor.wa.gov/contact/default.asp and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Rev. Code 26.44.020; 26.44.030; 9A.16.100.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

WEST VIRGINIA ALERT

Residents of West Virginia, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://www.governor.wv.gov/Pages/SubmitaCommenttotheGovernor.aspx and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ann. Code 49-1-3.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

WISCONSIN ALERT

Residents of Wisconsin, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by e-mailing:  Governor Walker at govgeneral@wisconsin.gov and e-mail using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ann. Stat. 48.981
 and Ann. Stat. 48.02.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

WYOMING ALERT

Residents of Wyoming, please contact your Governor and State Legislators.  You can contact and/or locate your State Legislators by using the following links:

 

1.  Contact your Governor by visiting: http://governor.wy.gov/contactus/Pages/default.aspx and complete online contact form using pre-written letter below.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your Governor's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

2.  Contact your State Representative(s) and State Senator(s) by visiting: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/officials/congress/ and enter your zip code.  Click on "go".  Click on the hyperlinked name of your State Representative(s) and State Senators located under "Governor and State Legislators".  Click on "Contact" tab.  Click on the e-mail link that says "Contact...via e-mail" or visit his/her website and use his/her e-mail address or contact form (depending on his/her contact information) and complete the online contact form or edit your e-mail using the pre-written letter below.  You may need to click on the "Contact" link on the legislator's website to get e-mail or contact form information.  Edit the [bracketed] fields with your State Legislator's name and your name where indicated.  Edit the body of the letter if you wish.

 

3.  Copy/Paste the following letter into the contact form or e-mail to your Governor and State Legislators:

 

Dear [Insert Governor/State Legislator's Name Here (i.e. Gov. Brown, Rep. Smith, Sen. Jones) and Remove Brackets],

 

Please amend our State's child abuse statutory definitions to include the following:

Emotional Abuse
Citation: Ann. Stat. 9:6-8.21 (New Jersey Statutory Definition)


Abused child or abused or neglected child means a child under age 18 years who is in an institution, and:

 

The definitions and laws pertaining to child abuse and/or endangering the welfare of a child in our State are found in our Ann. Stat. 14-3-202.  Please amend our State's laws to include the above definitions as applied under our Child Endangerment, Child Welfare, and Child Abuse laws.

 

Please keep me informed regarding any action you take to amend child welfare laws in our State.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

[Your name here]

[Your Address and/or City, State and Zip here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your phone number here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

[Your e-mail address here--Unless already required as part of online contact form information]

 

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