Million March Against Child AbuseDate: Saturday, April 5, 2014
For those in the Gage County/Jefferson County area that would like to walk, please register by emailing your name and phone # and/or email to: macabeatrice@gmail or visit the Million March Against Child Abuse, Beatrice, Nebraska Facebook page at:https://www.facebook.com/MillionsMarchAgainstChildAbuseMacaBeatriceNe?ref=hl
For MACA-Beatrice information contact:
Jeni Parde, Co-Lead
Million March Against Child Abuse
ABOUT Million March Against Child Abuse (MACA)
On April 5, 2014 Americans all across the nation will join together in over 100 cities in 50 states in 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, Dallas along with many others. Please join us for the 2nd Annual March Against Child Abuse in your city on April 5, 2014! Internationally famous bands including KORN and others, have released public service announcements currently playing on radio.
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 was spearheaded by Children Without a Voice (CWAV, pronounced C-WAVE) of Atlanta, GA. Director, Lin Seahorn, stated; “Children are the world’s greatest natural resource and should be protected above all else on earth. We have to break the silence around the magnitude of crimes against our children, 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 5, 2014.”
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 Washington DC congressional hearing, experts testified they believe over 10 children die each day in the U.S. as a result of child abuse, 4 times as many as the loss of life in the war on terror. 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.
For General MACA information, visit the Washington, D.C. Facebook page at: www.Facebook.com/MMACAmarches
For those who would like to join and support our nation’s kids on April 5th, please visit www.MMACA.us