Million March Against Child Abuse

Date: Monday, April 22, 2013

Million March Against Child Abuse:

Walks to raise awareness and ask for tougher sentencing for violent crimes against children in the U.S.

Atlanta GA, January 11, 2013 — For the first time in American history on April 22, 2013, individuals in over 200 cities and 45 states will join together in national walks to raise awareness of child abuse and crimes against children in the U.S.  Cities include Washington D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Charlotte, along with many others. We are asking all citizens to participate.

Million March Against Child Abuse (MACA) is a non-partisan, grass roots, nationwide effort to raise awareness of the magnitude of child abuse, to educate the masses and ask our lawmakers for tougher sentencing in violent crimes against our nation’s children.

The walk is spearheaded by Lin Seahorn, Founder of Children Without a Voice (CWAV) out of Atlanta, Ga. (Pronounced C-WAVE).  “Children are the world’s greatest natural resource and should be protected more than anything else on earth”, stated Seahorn.  “We have to break the silence around the magnitude of crimes against our children right here in the U.S., educate the masses, hold our lawmakers accountable for taking these crimes seriously and keeping violent offenders in prison where they belong. We are asking everyone to join us in the streets on April 22nd.”

For those in the Beatrice area that would like to walk, you must register by sending your name, phone # and email to:  MACAbeatrice@gmail.com   Visit MACA Beatrice:  http://www.facebook.com/millionmarchgainstchildabuseMAMAbeatricene

Those outside of the area can visit the MACA Washington DC facebook page at:  www.Facebook.com/MMACAmarches and click on the “About” tab to see if there is a walk scheduled near you.  If you would like to lead a walk in your area, email:  MACAcoordinator@gmail.com

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

There are nearly 3 million REPORTED child abuse cases each year.  However, experts believe the actual number is closer to 9 million as most go unreported. At a recent congressional hearing, experts testified they believe nearly 10 children die each day in the U.S. as a result of child abuse.  One out of 6 boys and 1 out of 4 girls will be sexually molested by a close and trusted person before the age of 18.

About Children Without A Voice USA

CWAV is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and preventing crimes against children, child abuse and neglect through advocacy and education.  They teach classes on Shaken Baby Syndrome prevention, Good Touch/Bad Touch and Anti-Bullying as well as ships free educational materials nationwide.  For more information, please visit www.cwavusa.org

For more information on MACA, visit the Washington, D.C. page at: www.Facebook.com/MMACAmarches

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