WASHINGTON -- On the heels of a three-day call-in resulting in the shutdown of several phone lines at the U. S. Department of Justice, the War on Illegal Pornography announced today the "Petition the President and First Lady on Illegal Pornography Project." The goal of the effort is to gain the President's support in urging the U.S. Attorney General to enforce existing obscenity laws and to gain the voice of the First Lady in defense of those harmed by illegal pornography.
"We are writing to you because we know that you, like all American parents, are concerned with the protection of your children from the scourge of sexual exploitation in our pornified society," the letter begins.
The petition urges President Obama "to immediately order Attorney General Holder to begin vigorous prosecution of the major commercial producers and distributors of illegal hardcore obscene pornography." It asks First Lady Michelle Obama "to speak out for the dignity and respect of every women and child and help those exploited and harmed by pornography."
"Attorney General Eric Holder has put a halt to new prosecutions against the commercial producers and distributors of illegal adult pornography despite admitting before a U. S. House hearing a week ago that such material is leading to human trafficking, violence against women, and child pornography," said Patrick A. Trueman, President of Morality in Media, the lead organization in the War on Illegal Pornography Coalition.
Supporters are urged to go to the War on Illegal Pornography website and cyber-sign the petition. www.WarOnIllegalPornography.com/petition Many thousands are expected to sign the petition during the three-week campaign designed to let the American public directly weigh in with our President and First Lady.
"We will personally deliver the petition to the White House at the end of the campaign," said Trueman. "Thousands of Americans shut down phone lines at the Department of Justice to let the Attorney General Holder know we want our laws enforced. Now we will go over his head and get the attention of the White House," Trueman added.