By Sen. Carlos Uresti
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and this year I want people to get angry about the epidemic of child abuse and neglect in Texas and rededicate themselves to the central premise of this annual public awareness event: stopping abuse before it happens.
Every day life presents us with something to get mad at — rising gas prices, picking the wrong Lotto numbers, a close loss for the Spurs. But this month, let's get our dander up about something really important, like the deaths of four-year-old Jovonie Ochoa, 7-week-old Jayda De La Rosa, and all the other kids in our community who will never go to school, send a Valentine or unwrap a Christmas gift.
Let's call it “April Madness” and see what we can do about it.