Kilah Davenport Foundation Benefit on May 13th at Hawthorne’s NY Pizza & Bar

kilah-benefit-picHawthorne’s NY Pizza & Bar in Mint Hill will be hosting a benefit for the Kilah Davenport Foundation on Monday, May 13th, from 4 pm – closing.

A portion of all proceeds from the evenings sales will go directly to support the foundation. Please come out and enjoy good food and drinks, and support a worthy cause! Please share the benefit flyer with friends and ask if you can post it at your place of business.

Other News and Updates:

Let’s all show our legislators that we are serious about stopping child abuse Nationwide by supporting the Kilah Davenport Protection Act 2013. Please sign the petition at Change.org and continue to share it with friends and family.

Our foundation is also asking for a letter of endorsement on your official organizations letter head including name and appropriate signatures.

Please see the attached Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act Support Letter for more information on the legislation and mailing information.

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Wednesday is the BIG Day! Kilah’s Law Becomes a Reality!

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Kilah standing in frame otherwise known as the Hannibal Lecter table while Bladen helps out

Well folks – everything we have been fighting for becomes reality on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013!  The Governor will be signing Kilah’s Law and it will become effective December 1, 2013.

This is a monumental day and we should all be very proud of our efforts; whether you have/are directly involved or if you have supported such important legislation.

Next up, the Kilah Davenport Protection Act 2013! Let’s all show our legislators that we are serious about stopping child abuse Nationwide. Please sign the petition at Change.org and continue to share it with friends and family.

Also, our foundation is asking for a letter of endorsement on your official organizations letter head including name and appropriate signatures.

Please see the attached Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act Support Letter for more information on the legislation and mailing information.

In other news, Kilah started her new round of rehab yesterday and is standing in a frame (that is the picture above).

Kilah Davenport Foundation Website Officially Opens!

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We are happy to announce that the Kilah Davenport Foundation Website has officially opened to the public! We are asking that everyone please visit the site, share it with your friends and leave comments for Kilah and Family!

The mission of the Kilah Davenport Foundation is to encourage and promote activities and programs meant to strengthen and unify the prevention of child abuse and assistance in providing educational resources for victim families that have suffered abuse. To provide goods, services and/or funds to individuals, groups or non-profit organizations for the prevention of child abuse.

Some of the information you can find at the Kilah Davenport Foundation website:

  • Learn About The Kilah Davenport Foundation, why it was formed and information about the board members that have come together to form it.
  • Read about Kilah’s Journey, the milestones she reaches and how she continues to improve with each passing day.
  • Find out how you can Get Involved with personal or corporate sponsorships, volunteering at events or donations.

In addition, you can keep up with News and Updates about the important legislative information in regards to Kilah’s Law and the newly announced Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act.

You can also become our friend on Facebook and keep up with day to day updates as well. 🙂

Driving to Change Federal Child Abuse Law

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The Union County Weekly had a great article about Kilah and the Davenport Family’s fight for the Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act of 2013.

Check out their article, “Local girl’s story drives federal child abuse bill” for further information! To read the full law, go here.

Updates on Kilahs Law | Press Conference by Robert Pittinger on March 28th

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Raleigh NC with Dean Arp

Important Update from Jeff Gerber on the status of Kilahs Law:

As we patiently wait for The NC Senate Appropriations Committee to release “Kilahs Law” to The Full Senate for a vote and onward to The Governor for his signature it is important to understand Felony Child Abuse Inflicting Serious Bodily Harm is not just a North Carolina problem. It is a Nationwide problem.

Therefore it is with great excitement to provide you folks with the following information.

“KILAH DAVENPORT CHILD PROTECTION ACT OF 2013”
ENSURES THE PUNISHMENT FITS THE CRIME.

If enacted, the Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act will ensure states punish child abusers who inflict serious injury with a minimum sentence of more than 10 years.

States that do not meet minimum sentencing requirements would lose the right to receive federal taxpayer money for child abuse prevention programs. Until states take serious action to punish child abusers, it’s a waste of federal taxpayer money to pay for prevention programs on the front end.

If anyone can attend the press conference today, information below:

Congressman Pittenger will be joined at the announcement by the Davenport family and grassroots supporters who have been fighting for tougher penalties in cases of severe child abuse.

WHO:  Congressman Robert Pittenger, Davenport family, grassroots activists
WHAT:  Announcing federal legislation to increase penalties for severe child abuse
WHEN:  Thursday, March 28th, 10:30 a.m.
WHERE:  Crossing Paths Park, located next to the Town of Indian Trail Administrative Building, 130 Blythe Drive, Indian Trail, NC

CONTACT:  Jamie Bowers, 704-365-6234

For more information on the Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act (H.R. 1311), visit www.pittenger.house.gov/kilah.

Exciting Milestone for Kilah!

From Mom Kirbi:

Everyone i have great news!!!! Kilah Anne rolled in therapy!!!! I mean rolled! Look at her go! Roll Kilah Roll!

Check out the great video below. What a strong girl! 🙂

What Happens Next With Kilahs Law?

trachJeff Gerber gives a great explanation about what happens next for Kilahs Law:

Team Kilah, I wanted to take a moment to explain the process that will take place with” Kilahs Law” now that this Bill is so close to being introduced.

REP. Craig Horn will be introducing the Bill when The Legislature reconvenes on January 30TH. The Bill will then go to The Judiciary B Committee. The members of that committee are then responsible to focus on the details of the bill. From there, public hearings are held.

Decisions about the bill’s merits are then conferred and decided upon. I do not expect any problems with this Committee approving the Bill. After the Bill is released it will go to The NC House for a full floor vote. They take 3 readings (votes) to allow for any Amendments to be offered by House Representatives. If no Amendments are offered by any Representatives all 3 readings could potentially occur in one day. If the Bill passes the 3RD reading it will then be sent to The NC Senate where the same process takes place. If The Senate passes the Bill as introduced to them it then goes to The Governor for consideration. If any changes are approved in The Senate the Bill goes back to The NC House. Due to the incredible public support for “Kilahs Law” I am hopeful this process will go smoothly and the Governor receives this Bill in a Couple Months and signs into Law. Sometimes Bills become Law very fast and other times it can take some time. All we can do is Pray this process happens quickly as “Kilahs Law” will no doubt save lives.

When this bill is introduced by REP. Craig Horn there will be 4-5 Primary Sponsors (that is a huge honor) and quite a few co-Sponsors.

Last but not least I personally want to thank everyone for all your hard work and support in making this Law a reality. Together We Will Prevail. And the beautiful little Kilah Davenport is honored with A State Law introduced in her name.

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