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Heather Young

By: Craig Shipp

Heather Young is the reigning Miss Maryland International 2010. She has held the previous titles of Miss Montgomery County International 2009 and National American Miss Maryland Teen 2006. Heather is the National Spokesperson of Let’s Bring Them Home and advocates for missing persons worldwide. Her mission is to empower others through safety education, prevention techniques, awareness, and the treatment of secondary victims. Visit Heather's website: heather-young.com Also follow Heather on twitter: twitter.com/MsMarylandIntl


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Learn more about the Miss International organization here: http://www.miss-international.us/

and, be sure to vote for Heather here: http://miss-international.us/vcontestantdetails.php?id=307

 

In order to help Heather implement her platform please consider writing your elected officials as follows:

503 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-4654

Dear Senator Mikulski,
Imagine your daughter went missing. Where would you turn? This depends on an arbitrary date. At age 17 and 364 days, the resources you have are tremendous. However, one day later, your child is an adult and America is not set up to look for 18 year old victims. The same is true for the elderly, a person with dementia will likely die of exposure before a missing persons case is opened because they too are an adult and the laws have not considered them.
I urge you to take action and support the National Silver Alert Act, S.557 to provide funding for non-profits to provide a national clearinghouse for adults that provides, emotional support and other assistance such as the coordination of volunteer searches, crisis centers, law enforcement training, prevention and personal safety information and public awareness. These important initiatives will also provide funding to establish a national alert system for seniors and funding to labs throughout the country to conduct DNA analysis.
Kristen’s Act first passed in the 106th congress and can be referenced as H.R.2780 in the 106th congress and/or Public Law No: 106-468 and created the National Center for Missing Adults (http://www.missingadults.org) as the first clearinghouse for missing adults. S.557 includes the re-authorization of Kristen’s Act, which has since expired leaving families of missing adults without hope. Please cosponsor S.557 then push it to the Senate floor for a vote.
I support Let’s Bring Them Home and The National Center for Missing Adults. They have been the historical recipients of Kristen’s Act grant money and have shown their ability to do great good with it. LBTH/NCMA has provided law enforcement training and support to the families of missing persons in addition to maintaining a national database and clearinghouse for missing adults. The lapse of grant money between the end of Kristen’s Act funding and the yet to be passed Kristen’s Act Reauthorization has crippled LBTH/NCMA and has been a detriment to missing persons, their families and the law enforcement agencies looking for them.
As chairperson of the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Committee, you alone have the ability to provide funding for these programs. I learned about this cause through Heather Young, the National Spokesperson of LBTH/NCMA and a fellow resident of Maryland. She and I advocate for this bill and hope that you will as well. There are currently 28 open missing persons cases in Maryland and I want to see these people found.
Thank you,




 

Letter for Senator Ben Cardin


 
509 Hart Senate Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-4524

 

Dear Senator Cardin,
Imagine your daughter went missing. Where would you turn? This depends on an arbitrary date. At age 17 and 364 days, the resources you have are tremendous. However, one day later, your child is an adult and America is not set up to look for 18 year old victims. The same is true for the elderly, a person with dementia will likely die of exposure before a missing persons case is opened because they too are an adult and the laws have not considered them.
I urge you to take action and support the National Silver Alert Act, S.557 to provide funding for non-profits to provide a national clearinghouse for adults that provides, emotional support and other assistance such as the coordination of volunteer searches, crisis centers, law enforcement training, prevention and personal safety information and public awareness. These important initiatives will also provide funding to establish a national alert system for seniors and funding to labs throughout the country to conduct DNA analysis.
Kristen’s Act first passed in the 106th congress and can be referenced as H.R.2780 in the 106th congress and/or Public Law No: 106-468 and created the National Center for Missing Adults (http://www.missingadults.org) as the first clearinghouse for missing adults. S.557 includes the re-authorization of Kristen’s Act, which has since expired leaving families of missing adults without hope. Please cosponsor S.557 then push it to the Senate floor for a vote.
I support Let’s Bring Them Home and The National Center for Missing Adults. They have been the historical recipients of Kristen’s Act grant money and have shown their ability to do great good with it. LBTH/NCMA has provided law enforcement training and support to the families of missing persons in addition to maintaining a national database and clearinghouse for missing adults. The lapse of grant money between the end of Kristen’s Act funding and the yet to be passed Kristen’s Act Reauthorization has crippled LBTH/NCMA and has been a detriment to missing persons, their families and the law enforcement agencies looking for them.
I appreciate your efforts and work with Senator Rona Kramer towards passing the Silver Alert in Maryland. I learned about this cause through Heather Young, the National Spokesperson of LBTH/NCMA and a fellow resident of Maryland. She and I advocate for this bill and hope that you will as well. There are currently 28 open missing persons cases in Maryland and I want to see these people found.


Thank you


 You can also find the letters on Heather's website: heather-young.com and be sure to follow Heather on twitter: twitter.com/MsMarylandIntl

 

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