May 17 2006

SHELBY TO JOIN CHILD SAFETY BRIEFING TOMORROW

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a founding member of the U.S. Senate Caucus on Missing, Exploited, and Runaway Children, will join other members of the caucus and its U.S. House of Representatives counterpart to host an issue briefing Thursday, May 18, 2006 with experts on child safety. Senator Shelby will be speaking about the Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography, which he was a catalyst in organizing and launching in March of this year.

The briefing titled “How Do We Protect Our Children?” will be held for press and Congressional staff and will focus on increasing awareness about the dangers that exist for children and the programs that can help protect them. The briefing will include a panel discussion with key child safety experts from the Department of Justice and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. At the conclusion of Thursday’s briefing, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in child safety computer demonstrations.