Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Your Voice Makes a Difference!!!

We wanted to share that today we received and e-mail from Congressman Todd Akin of Missouri regarding the campaign we asked everyone to participate it. Akin included the letter to Secretary of State Rice which contained 130 signatures from members of the Senate and Congress in support of the Child Rights Campaign and to expedite the signing of a new MOU between the US and the Vietnamese Government. This is a HUGE step and we hope it is the door opening that will allow adoptions to continue between the two countries. There is a TON of work to be done still, but it is a glimmer of hope in moving forward to ensure that children like our Sophie will be able to join loving FOREVER FAMILIES through ethical means. At this time, the two of us would like to say THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts to everyone that participated in this campaign. We may need help in the future as we look to add to our family through Vietnam in the coming years. I have attached a screen shot of the letter that the 130 people signed to Rice as well as a link below to the entire document that holds the names and signatures of those elected officials who see the urgency and importance of moving forward. Also note those officials from your state that you might have contacted, received communication that they would support this initiative and see no signature. For us, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is missing her signature from the letter even though we received communication that she would sign the letter. Rest Assured that I will be on the horn at 8:00am tomorrow to her office to find out why her signature is not to be seen. If you have received similar e-mails etc and you see no signature, use your voice and contact these people. They work for us. We elected them to represent US and if they are not acting accordingly it is our right to find out why! Again, thank you from us: Hank, Tricia and Sophie. God bless you all!!!!!

Here is the link to the full document. Click HERE

~Sophie's Pop

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

I was so happy to see that both U.S. Senators from Michigan signed the letter to Secretary of State Rice. I like to think my letters helped encourage them.

I hope there is some progress made-

Suzanne in MI