Contact your member of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor and support H.R. 595!
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Dear Member of Congress ____ :
I strongly believe that children who experience ongoing abuse and exploitation through the production, distribution, and possession of child sex abuse images and videos (child pornography) are entitled to restitution as part of the federal criminal sentencing process. That’s why I support the Amy and Vicky Act, House Bill 595. I hope you will co-sponsor and vote in favor of this important law.
With the widespread use of digital imagery and the Internet, many more children are being sexually abused and exploited, and images and videos of that abuse and exploitation are being disseminated by countless people worldwide. For child victims, knowing that these pictures are being bought, sold, traded, and collected contributes to their endless suffering.
This Act is named after “Amy” and “Vicky” who are victims in two of the most widely-distributed child pornography series in the world. In Paroline v. United States, which reviewed Amy’s case, the Supreme Court recently found that the current law is ill-suited for cases involving child pornography possession and distribution and should be amended to allow victims like Amy and Vicky to timely recover full mandatory restitution. This bill addresses the Supreme Court’s concerns.
As your constituent, it is important to me that you support this law and do everything possible to ensure its successful implementation.
For more information about the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act, visit http://childvictims.us