RSOL, RTAG in Washington to dialogue with legislators, staffers, journalists about International Megan’s Law
Brenda Jones, ED of National RSOL, and Paul Rigney, director of Registrant Travel Action Group (RTAG), are in Washington, D.C. this week to meet with legislative staffers and others to present our joint position on the passage of IML. Our focus will be making our opposition clear on the basis of certain constitutional rights. The legislation violates the 14th amendment right to due process as well as the 1st amendment right of freedom of association.
Another point will be raised regarding the proposal of a “unique identifier” on the passports of registered citizens. Such marks are not only a type of un-American branding but are also unnecessary as registered citizens are already being identified at check-points via instant online background checks.
Additionally, the legislation violates both the equal protection and the ex-post facto clauses, criminalizes innocent travel, and puts American citizens in harm’s way, all with no significant or realistic effect on child trafficking prevention.
The vast majority of us, indeed most likely all of us, oppose the International Megan’s Law. However, very, very few of us are able to go to Washington and seek and gain audience with those who can actually influence policy and public opinion. We are most fortunate to have RSOL and RTAG to undertake that urgent responsibility for all of us.
You are encouraged to go here and take this poll either supporting or opposing IML. The tide is heavily in favor of opposing after RSOL sent this to our affiliate email list several days ago. Make your voice heard.