The AP Government students of Van Wert High School will be
submitting a weekly editorial to inform the public on a variety of
issues. They have been encouraged to research, take a position, and
defend their reasoning for having such thoughts. The purpose of these
editorials is to provide awareness and knowledge for the community and
to be thought provoking. The views expressed in these editorials do not
represent Van Wert High School, and are written solely by the student
There are more than 10 million children in this world
without homes. Twenty million kids in this world have no family, nor
anyone to care for them. With this deprivation of love, too many
children are growing up with mental and physical disabilities, as well
as possessing a multitude of psychiatric issues. Love has a huge impact
on all our lives.
Our government is trying to pass a bill for
international children that we can’t reach here in the U.S. These
children don’t have a voice to reach for help, and that’s why the CHIFF
bill needs to be passed. The CHIFF bill stands for children in families
first. This act is trying to give every child a family to live in. It
was sponsored in the Senate by Senators Landrieu and Blunt and in the
House by Representatives Granger and Bass. In Ohio, no one is sponsoring
this bill, and this is why we as the people need to write to our
elected officials and ask to be a part of this bill.
creates an effective child welfare system. This system would assist in
family preservation, reuniting families together, kinship, domestic
adoption, and international adoption. If this bill would pass, it would
decrease human trafficking and the sex trade. The average age for
children involved in sex trafficking is 13. These kids on average are
forced into sex, 20-48 times a day, because they are left on the streets
or have ran away. No one deserves to be in these terrible conditions,
so please take a stand and voice your opinion to our representatives.
You can make a difference, as long as you don’t stay mute just as
everyone else. Take a stand for what is right!