Protecting Young Minds Online with Alissa Johonson – Ellisville, MO
August 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
You are invited to hear Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Missouri Legislative Liaison, Alissa Johnson, speak on the Protect Young Minds Online Act (PYMOA), Saturday, Aug. 14 in Ellisville, Missouri. Alissa leads a CWA of Missouri legislative team at the Missouri State Capitol in advocating for the passage of PYMOA – legislation that will require internet service providers in the state to add a filter to protect children from viewing pornography/obscenity online. This legislation is the first and only of its kind and has been vetted and supported by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. More than forty years ago, Missouri lawmakers created a Missouri statute that would make furnishing pornographic material to minors a Class A misdemeanor. The statute has never been updated to include the internet. Presently, minors are accessing pornography/obscenity via the internet on their cell phones, home computers, friends’ laptops/tablets, etc. The PYMOA will help remedy that. According to the testimony of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in Missouri, they are finding that more than 40 percent of perpetrators who assault minor children, are minor children themselves – ages 10 to 14. These assaults by children are attributed to the acting out of what they have observed while watching online pornography. We Need You This is the third year that PYMOA has been filed. Movement for its passage has been slow in the Missouri General Assembly. Each year that the PYMOA is not passed, the problem grows exponentially. It will take an active, grassroots outcry to motivate elected members of the General Assembly to pass this bill. The general public is invited to attend this free event. Women and men are welcome to attend. About Alissa Johnson Alissa Johnson is a member of the CWA of Missouri leadership team. Her duties as a Legislative Liaison include meeting with legislators in both chambers of the Missouri General Assembly to discuss legislation, testify at legislative hearings, as well as participate in activities designed to educate lawmakers and communities statewide on important legislation which addresses CWA’s seven core issues; the family, the sanctity of human life, religious liberty, education, sexual exploitation, national sovereignty, and support for Israel.