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Existing to support families of the missing through resources, awareness, unidentified person case awareness & specific legislative support.
I dedicate this quote by Mother Teresa to all whose heart, soul and lives give daily to the world of the missing and unidentified persons:
"There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways." - Mother Teresa
Peace for Missing and Unidentified Persons
NamUs PSA 2014:
OpieFest 2012 in honor of missing UMKC student, Jesse Ross. (Photos courtesy of Missouri Missing.)
Media for the Missing are members here on our site. Please watch their video!
For more information see:
Posted with permission from Chris Yenney. Thanks Chris! (See posted under our Video section too.)
Spread the word about Peace for Missing and Unidentified Persons!!!!
OpieFest 2012 in honor of missing UMKC student, Jesse Ross. Missing since November 21, 2006 from a mock UN held in Chicago.
Disclaimer: Just to set the record straight there is NO CHARGE on any of the sites for the Help Find the Missing Act - Billy's Law. Not on http://missing.ning.com/ nor on any of the 50 state Facebook sites. This site does have a sign in process but that is just to protect our families on the site from people who start rumors and seek to prey on them. There is no charge to join this site. Most Billy's Law info may be found on our main page that is open to the public. #billyslaw
Find our public federal Help Find the Missing Act "Billy's Law" page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FederalBillysLaw/
Please join our Facebook page to help get this bill made law! https://www.facebook.com/FederalBillysLaw/ Thank you to member, Linda Milburn, for making this video!
UPDATE: 3/25/2017: The federal Help Find the Missing Act is only legislation since it didn't pass in the 114th Congress. When the 115th Congress started in January 2017 all bills revert back to legislation until reintroduced in the 115th Congress. All old HR and S bill numbers are no longer good. We are currently waiting for Senator Chris Murphy to reintroduce so it once again will be a bill. At that time we will inform you of the new bill numbers.The new page for promoting the federal Help Find the Missing Act (Billy's Law) is now: https://www.facebook.com/FederalBillysLaw/
We are now also going to try and get this passed on the state level. We have begun a state-by-state initiative. The page for promoting the state level Help Find the Missing Act (Billy's Law) State-by-State is https://www.facebook.com/BillysLawStatebyState/
The federal Help Find the Missing Act (Billy's Law) has been reintroduced and reintroduced bipartisan. We are a federal bill once again! See the Press Release: http://www.murphy.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/murphy-hoeven-poe-and-esty-introduce-bipartisan-billys-law-to-help-find-the-missing
Jan Kenney Smolinski: I just got off the phone with Senator Murphy's Washington DC office. I have the pleasure to announce Help Find the Missing Act/Billy's Law will be reintroduced next week. We have secured a Republican Senator from North Dakota and I was told it was a family member from North Dakota who helped get him to cosponsor. Mo Reintjes with sleeves rolled up and ready.. smile emoticon now is the time we will get bill numbers and more cosponsors since bipartisan in the house and Senate. We need a nation and together we can all make a difference. Federal Help Find the Missing Act (Billy's Law) Official Group
Update Feb 4, 2015:
The Help find the Missing Act (Billy's Law) is to be reintroduced into the 114th Congress in a few weeks. All old bill #'s are no more. The INFORMATION PACKET for U.S. Senators, U.S.House Representatives (Congressmen) and Media has been updated and old Bill #'s removed. As soon as reintroduced new bill #'s will be issued and will reupdate at that time.
We need your help now getting Senate and House (Congressmen) Sponsors and Co-Sponsors. We need additional cosponsors both U.S. House Representatives (Congressmen) and U.S. Senators. All parties! Contact: Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut.
We need everyone working together, all parties, all families, all advocates, everyone together will get this made federal law and help end a very broken system! Help us strengthen NamUs.
For Billy's Law Facebook pages broken down into states with links see: http://missing.ning.com/group/billy-s-law-information/page/state-facebook-pages-promoting-billy-s-law
For List of House of Representatives (Congressmen) Contact Information click here.
Help Find the Missing Act - Billy's Law H.R. 3653 in the House and S.2105 in the Senate was referred to the House Judiciary Committee: http://judiciary.house.gov/index.cfm/ ;
INFORMATION PACKET for U.S. Senators, U.S.House Representatives (Congressmen) and Media: PDF
Billy's Law Information Group click here.
To find and contact your US Senators:
To find and contact your House Representatives (Congressmen/women): http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
1. Letters written
2. Phone calls made
3. Targeted tweets sent to Senators and Congressmen
4. Emails sent
5. Requests for sponsorship and co-sponsorship left on the Facebook pages of Senators and Congressmen.
6. Media contacted (Media contacts can be found under State Groups.)
7. Testimonials: How has NamUs helped you? Click here to leave testimonials.
8. Send Letter to Editor. Media links can be found under the Pages section of each state group. Also compiling list here: http://missing.ning.com/group/billy-s-law-information/page/letters-to-the-editor
The video below is from when Billy's Law was first introduced to the House. This is OLD video but worth watching as it may help you write your correspondence.
Testimony by Janice Smolinski
Mother of Billy Smolinski
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
H.R. 3695, the Help Find the Missing Act (Billy’s Law)
NamUs PSA 2014:
Families of the Missing Bill of Rights - What would you want to see included?