OVER THE PAST SIXTEEN YEARS (1993 - 2009) FOCUS/"3-CHILDREN" ORGANIZATION HAS EMAILED AND POSTAL MAILED NUMEROUS LETTERS TO FEDERAL ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIALS, REGARDING OUR DISCOVERY THAT THE MAJOR NATIONAL (FEDERAL RUN) HELP FIND MISSING CHILDREN PROGRAMS, AND SOME OF THE LAWS, WERE NOT BEING MANAGED OR OPERATED ACCORDING TO THEIR ORIGINAL INTENT OR ACCORDING TO THEIR WRITTEN DIRECTIONS; THEREFORE, THE PROGRAMS AND LAWS ARE UNABLE TO FUNCTION AT THE LEVEL OF EFFICIENCY THEY WERE INTENDED TO ACCOMPLISH. LETTERS AND EMAILS HAVE BEEN SENT TO CONGRESSPERSONS, SENATORS, AND TO THREE DIFFERENT PRESIDENTS (TO THIS POINT IN TIME 09/09/09) WE'VE NEVER RECEIVED A REPLY BACK.
THE FIRST LETTER (BELOW) WAS WRITTEN ON 09/06/09, I'LL BE ADDING THE OTHER LETTERS THAT WERE SENT, OVER THE PAST SIXTEEN YEARS, PERIODICALLY OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.
Congresswoman Jackie Speier 9/6/09
400 S. El Camino Real, Ste. 750
San Mateo, CA 94402
Dear Congresswoman Speier:
The following letter was also sent to you via e-mail, and postal mailed to your Washington D.C. address:
I've been advised by a Federal employee, who works at the General Service Administration (GSA), to contact my local Congressperson regarding the GSA MISSING CHILD NOTICE PROGRAM. I'm one of many volunteers for a National, public supported, charity, based in San Mateo County, CA, and while operating one of our help find missing children Programs we've discovered the National GSA MISSING CHILD NOTICE PROGRAM is not being managed or operated according to the original intent or the written directions for this vital find Missing Children Program. If you go to the GSA MISSING CHILD NOTICE PROGRAM web-site and read the 1/19/96 Presidential Memorandum directing this important National Program, you'll see every building owned or controlled by the Federal Government is suppose to maintain a display area for posting Missing Child Notices for the public to view; furthermore, the NALC/USPS CHILD ALERT PROGRAM, which is managed and operated by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), the Department of Justice, the U.S. Postal Service, and the GSA, is suppose to have a display area for Missing Child Notices in every Post Office in the country. While traveling through eight western states, while doing our Missing Child flyer distribution Program our volunteers went into over 2,700 Post Offices, as well as over 100 National Park Visitor Centers, Federal Forest Visitor Centers, Federal Fish Hatchery Visitor Centers, Federal Court Houses, Federal Custom Houses, and/or National Monument Visitor Centers. ONLY TWO OF THESE FEDERAL OWNED OR CONTROLLED BUILDINGS HAD ANY TYPE MISSING CHILD NOTICE DISPLAY (the Elk, CA Post Office [Postmaster Melissa Hays], and the Manzanita, OR Post Office [Postmaster Beth Messinger]). THIS IS PERVERSE!!!
Our charity was created and developed by families who have a Missing Child (including one family from San Mateo County, CA who has a missing son). They've asked me to serve as their volunteer CEO/CFO/SPOKESPERSON, and they want to know why the main National help find Missing Children Programs are not being managed or operated so they function at the level of efficiency they are intended or as the written directions describe?
According to the NALC/USPS CHILD ALERT PROGRAM'S written directions, "...within 24 hours of a reported Missing Child every Post Office in the country is suppose to have the Missing Child's Notice posted in the 'box lobby' section of the Post Office for the public to view, and in the workroom floor area so the carriers can view the Notices before and/or after their route". This is not being done, and if it were, a lot of Missing Children who were later Recovered (found murdered) would be alive today.
We ask you to look into this horrific failure of the Federal Government to manage and operate the NALC/USPS CHILD ALERT PROGRAM and the GSA MISSING CHILD NOTICE PROGRAM, according to their original intent and written directions. The not-for-profit, public supported, charity I represent is the Finding Our Children Under Stress (FOCUS/"3-CHILDREN" Organization - Website: www.threechildrenfocus.org - EIN TAX ID NO.: 11-3424080
Senator Barbara Boxer
1700 Montgomery St., #240
San Francisco, CA 94111
Dear Senator Boxer
More than one month has passed since we sent you another letter regarding your continued “formal inquiry” into a Federal Agency, and we have received no response back from you. It’s now been over seven months since you agreed to “open a formal inquiry into your case”, and the two major National Programs to help find a Missing Child are still not functioning as they were originally intended or as their written directions describe. You have the position and the power to have these vital National Programs fixed, so they are capable of accomplishing what they are intended to accomplish: FIND MISSING CHILDREN. Yet, you have done virtually nothing about “fixing the problem”, other than send a letter to the Federal Agencies involved, stating you received a complaint from us; therefore, YOUR PUBLIC SERVICE RESPONSIBILITY IS INEFFECTIVE AND IS HINDERING THE FUNCTIONING OF THE “NALC/USPS CHILD ALERT PROGRAM”, AND THE “GSA MISSING CHILD NOTICE PROGRAM.”
THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!
Our charity has been writing letters to the Federal Agencies responsible for the management and operation of these help-find-Missing-Children National Programs for seventeen years. We’ve also contacted numerous public elected politicians regarding our discovery that the National Programs were not functioning as they are intended. Families with a Missing Child have been given false hope and lied to by the GSA, the U.S. Postal Service and the NCMEC, and the Board of Directors of our charity have also been lied to by these Federal Agencies.
Our public-supported charity has given you indisputable evidence that these two critical National Programs are being mismanaged by the Federal Agencies responsible for their operation; therefore, these important National Programs cannot function at the level of efficiency they are intended or as their written directions describe. Every time a Missing Child suffers or is murdered, at the hands of a sexual predator, it’s on your head. YOU ARE NOW RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS HORRIFIC FEDERAL FAILURE!
AT A CERTAIN POINT, THE BUREAUCRATIC RESPONSE OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS IS SIMPLY NOT ENOUGH. UNLESS AND UNTIL OUR GOVERNMENT LEADERS OWN UP TO THEIR MISTAKES AND ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY, THEY ARE DESTINED TO REPEAT THEM. SOMETIMES THAT’S JUST UNACCEPTABLE.
699 Prince St.
Dear Mr. Ernie Allen:
Enclosed you’ll find a recent letter our charity sent to Senator Barbara Boxer (dated 7/21/10).
You’ve apparently chosen to ignore the letters we wrote to you, dated 3/12/10 and 3/17/10.
Those letters, this letter, along with the letters we wrote to Postmaster General John Potter and the letters we wrote to Senator Barbara Boxer, will appear on our public supported charities web-site.
We have provided you with indisputable evidence that both National Programs, to help find a Missing Child, are not functioning as they were originally intended or as their written directions describe. You, the NCMEC, is the main Federal Agency responsible for the management and the operation of these vital National Programs. Yet, you have done absolutely nothing to correct the problem. You, as the leader of the NCMEC, are ineffectual and are hindering the management and operation of both critical National Programs to help-find-a-Missing-Child. THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF A HORRIFIC FEDERAL FAILURE!
On your web-site we see you are quick to point out that an extremely high percentage of the Missing Children featured on the monthly printed Postal Bulletins have been located, which you claim indicates the effectiveness of the NALC/USPS Child Alert Program and the GSA Missing Child Notice Program. This is an example of manipulating the statistics to your advantage. Since the majority of Missing Children you feature on the monthly printings are non-custodial abductions and runaways, a high percentage of them would be located no-matter-what. They are definitely not being located because the National Programs are functioning as they are intended; because, the National Programs DO NOT FUNCTION AS INTENDED, the are being mismanaged and do not operate according to their original intent or as their written directions describe. While traveling through eight different States, our charities’ volunteers have been into over 3,000 different Post Offices, and we’ve discovered only two of those Post Offices actually maintain a display area in the “box lobby” for the Postal Bulletin printed Missing Child Notices, or in the workroom floor area for the carriers to view before and/or after their route. And, none of the carriers we’ve talked to ever “tear out”, or make copies of, the Postal Bulletin Missing Child Notices, to carry with them on their route. Furthermore, our volunteers have been into numerous Federal Park Visitor Centers, National Forest Visitor Centers, National Monument Visitor Centers, and Federal Fish Hatchery Visitor Centers and none of them have had the GSA Missing Child Notices displayed, as required by the Presidential Memorandum of 1/19/96.
For the past seventeen years we’ve been providing you with the information, the indisputable evidence, that the two National Programs, created and developed to help find a Missing Child, are not functioning as intended or as their written directions describe; yet, you’ve failed to correct your mistakes. In fact, public officials of your Federal Agency, have lied not only to our charities’ Board of Directors, but also to the families of a Missing Child (giving people already devastated by the loss of a Child, false hope). Plus, the Postmaster General, and the U.S. Postal Service have failed their responsibility in the management and operation of the NALC/USPS Child Alert Program, and they have also lied to us.
We provided you with the documentation showing how the language, for the written directions for the “Missing Children Poster Display Instructions” was changed in the July, 2007 Postal Bulletin. It was changed so Postmasters of “main Post Offices, classified stations, and branches” were given the “option” to display the monthly printed Missing Child posters; when in fact, only “operators of contract postal units may display the poster at their option.” However, even before this change in the language occurred, Postmasters were not displaying the monthly printed Missing Child Notices as required by the Presidential Memorandum of 1/19/96.
You have been provided with the documentation and information. It would not be that difficult to “fix” this horrific failure, communications between you and the Federal employees responsible for the operation of the Programs is all that would be needed. You have the position and power to correct your failures. We’re certain if a child or relative of some Federal elected official was abducted these National Programs would suddenly function as they are intended. As we stated in the letter to Senator Boxer, every time a Child who is Missing, suffers or is murdered, it’s on your head.
c/c Postmaster General John Potter
Senator Barbara Boxer
President Barack Obama