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Boback Acknowledges Plight of Families of Missing Children
5/24/2011

On May 25, Pennsylvania will recognize “National Missing Children’s Day,” thanks to a measure authored by Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming). 

“With modern technology and a coordinated effort among all levels of law enforcement, our society has come a long way in alerting the public when a child goes missing,” said Boback.  “While we can be proud of our efforts to rescue abducted children, we cannot forget those who remain missing or the plight of their families.” 

Boback’s House Resolution 256, which was unanimously approved in the House on May 10, corresponds to a national effort begun in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan to remember missing children on May 25.   

Boback noted that every parent should carry a high-quality photo of their children in case of an emergency and urged the public to pay attention to pictures of missing children. 

“It cannot be the responsibility of law enforcement alone to save abducted children,” said Boback.  “Most children are found due to a community-wide effort, which is why systems like the Amber Alert have been so successful.  I urge citizens to pay attention to Amber Alerts.  Pennsylvania even has a system to send these alerts right to a person’s email or smart phone.” 

More information about National Missing Children’s Day is available at RepBoback.com.  Individuals can sign up to receive Amber Alerts at Alert.pa.gov.  Information about Boback is also available at Facebook.com/RepBoback

State Representative Karen Boback
117th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact:  Nicole Wamsley
nwamsley@pahousegop.com
717.783.8063

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