We’ve got some good news! We finally have a website up for the Coalition for the War on Illegal Pornography. Many of you have supported our efforts and visited our other site, for information regarding the devastating effects of pornography on individuals, families, and society. Now you can keep up with our efforts in Washington, DC and find more ways to help from your part of the world.\r\n\r\nWe are at war with all who support, promote, and distribute illegal pornography. The fight is both political and moral. We have people positioned on the front lines in major battle grounds where this fight is taking place. Join with us by adding your voice to thousands of others who are outraged at the permissive policies that allow this pernicious filth to spread.\r\n\r\nThe War on Illegal Pornography is being waged at a unique period in history. For nearly five decades, the battle to protect individuals and families from the devastating effects of pornography — addiction, exploitation, family disintegration, violence against women and children, and increased crime — has been fought.\r\n\r\nIn the 1980s, great gains were made as the United States Department of Justice began to prosecute violations of federal obscenity laws. Pornographers in many parts of the country responded to the threat of prosecution by self-regulating and pulling potentially illegal material off their shelves. Unfortunately, in the past twenty years we’ve seen pornography and its effects reach a pandemic level, only a handful of prosecutions of pornographers have occurred. In fact, the current U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has now shut down the Obscenity Prosecution Task Force in the Criminal Division of the U. S. Department of Justice.\r\n \r\nNew social science research has emerged linking pornography to a plethora of society ills — sex trafficking, child abuse, domestic violence, and divorce. Simultaneously, medical research documenting how pornography harms brain function is now available, yet it is still relatively unknown to parents, medical personnel, legislators, and law enforcement.\r\n\r\nThese new causalities can be used to galvanize support for a renewed war on this harmful and illicit material. In late 2009, after repeated attempts to influence the Department of Justice to enforce existing obscenity law, a new strategy was proposed. In 2010 we successfully formed a large and broad Coalition of organizations that agreed to enlist their members by the thousands and tens of thousands to pressure appropriate Congressional committees and Congressional leaders of each party to instruct the Justice Department and FBI to enforce the obscenity laws. This effort is called the War on Illegal Pornography..\r\nWe call on all groups to unite in this cause as a Coalition for the War on Illegal Pornography. We call on everyone — families, women’s and children’s rights advocates, faith-based groups, business leaders, medical personnel, elected officials — to join the Coalition and work together in order to stop the growing amount of hard core pornography available in America.\r\n\r\nWhile we still have the law on our side, proof of these harms and people willing to speak up, it is grave that we act now!