I am a former member of the Amish church-I left in 2005 and I have started a petition asking that congress put protections in place to keep kids safe. Looking for journalist and bloggers to help me get the word out.
My name is Misty Griffin, I live in Pasadena, CA and I am the author of Tears of the Silenced , a Registered Nurse, and the consulting producer on NBC/Peacock's new docu-Series Sins of the Amish . I am the one who gathered the former Amish together for the series. I left the Amish in 2005.
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I am calling on Congress to pass a Child Rights act here in the United States in order to put protections in place for all children, including those in ultra strict religious circles. I am looking for journalists, bloggers etc. who would want to help me get the word out about the petition. My hope is to get millions of signatures and do a Child Rights march in D.C this fall. I have already been to Capitol Hill and spoken to one sitting member of congress. This member of congress was interested but said I had to get the American people behind this in order for congress to listen.
If you are a journalist/blogger, have a website or know of anyone who is or does I would be most grateful for any help in getting this petition in front of the American people. Nothing of significance will ever change if we don't band together and fight for it. Children in religious circles are invisible to the outside world and have no where to turn for help. Children in general have no rights in USA, not really, none that are enforced for all children across the board. They cannot demand change on their behalf, we must do it for them.
Here is my Proof
Edit-1-Hi everyone. I will be back at 3 pm pacific 6-28-2022 to answer more questions. I have a toddler. Thanks!
Edit-2- Hi everyone, thanks for the great discussion. I am signing off for the night but feel free to continue to post questions for the next few days and I will answer them as soon I can. You can always contact me via my website as well https://www.mistygriffin.com/