My Statement on the Debate Tonight and OpeED in The Hill Today

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Dear Friends,
Are you as excited as I am about the Presidential Debate tonight? I have been sharing with you the great news about how both candidates have committed to support the Children’s Internet Safety Presidential Pledge and I am happy to share with you that today The Hill published my opinion piece, “Trump and Clinton Voice BiPartisan Support to Protect Children Online.”  I think the timing is perfect! You can read the whole piece HERE. Please share and add your own comments in the com-box underneath my piece!
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Below I have included my Media Statement regarding tonight’s debate. I look forward to discussing it in the days ahead.
Tonight, I’d like to invite you to join me in real time on Twitter as we watch the debate together! Make sure to follow me @DonnaRiceHughes and use the hashtags #debate #debatenight  #PresidentialPledge and #PresPledge16 !
Here is my Press Statement:
 
For Immediate Release
September 26, 2016
 
Protecting Children from Online
Sexual Exploitation
“Key Campaign Issue”
Donna Rice Hughes Available to Discuss Debate
WASHINGTON, DC — In the first of several Presidential debates, Internet Safety Advocate Donna Rice Hughes, President of Enough is Enough, urges the Presidential candidates to remember their commitment to protect children from online sexual exploitation. Both Presidential candidates have expressed their support for The Children’s Internet Safety Presidential Pledge. “For the first time in history, making America safe also includes making the Internet safer for children and families.  It is critical that America’s next Commander in Chief take the lead in fighting the war to keep our children safe online from predators, pornographers and traffickers, who are knowingly breaking the law. By taking a stand during the debate, the candidates will show true leadership and commitment to uphold the rule of law as demonstrated by supporting the Children’s Internet Safety Presidential Pledge” says Hughes. “It is also my personal hope and prayer that each nominee as well as the moderator will stay on the high road during tonight’s debate. The high road always wins!” concluded Mrs. Hughes.
Enough Is Enough® is a national bi-partisan non-profit organization who has led the fight to make the Internet safer for children and families since 1994. EIE’s efforts are focused on combating Internet p*rnography, child p*rnography, sexual predation, and cyberbullying by incorporating a three-pronged prevention strategy with shared responsibilities between the public, Corporate America, and the legal community.http://www.enough.org.EIE does not endorse or oppose any candidate. Please follow us on Facebook @EnoughIsEnough, Twitter @EIETweets
I look forward to watching the debate tonight!
Sincerely,
Donna Rice Hughes
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