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Coalition Letter – Another Step Forward

Organizations: Join the Coalition

This week ParentalRights.org takes another step toward introducing the Parental Rights Amendment in the U.S. House. We are inviting organizations to sign a coalition letter in favor of the Amendment (PRA) to strengthen the pending introduction. A coalition letter is a means for organizations to show their support of an issue or a piece of…

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Calls Needed in Select Maine Districts for Parental Rights

Dear Parental Rights Champion in Maine, Parental Rights in Maine may now depend on you–the select few who live in the district of a potentially pivotal state representative. On Thursday, June 8, the Maine House voted against the parental rights bill, LD 472, by a vote of 78-69 (3 absent, 1 excused). But the bill…

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2017 State Legislative Recap

2017 Legislative Summary

In most states, the 2017 legislative session has finished up or is winding down. Eight state legislatures work year-round or at least for several more months, and five others are poised to adjourn unofficially in a few days (but officially are year-round, too). That leaves 37 states ready to head home for the summer. Among…

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Maine – Please Contact Your Lawmakers

Dear Champion of Parental Rights in Maine, I just received the following alert from Scott Woodruff, the attorney who spoke on our behalf before the Maine Judiciary Committee earlier this month. Please take note of his request and contact your lawmakers to support this bill. Sincerely, Michael Ramey Director of Communications & Research —————- Calls…

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Action Needed for Parental Rights in New York

We need your help today to encourage the New York legislature to take a positive step for parental rights. A7821, authored by Rep. Woerner (D- Round Lake) and the matching S6402 authored by Sen. Marchione (R- 43rd), constitute a rare and exciting opportunity to make gains for parental rights in New York. These bills would…

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Exciting Days Ahead

The Parental Rights Amendment Is Being Reintroduced!

The school year may be winding down, but things are just about to take off here at ParentalRights.org. The biggest item on the near horizon is the introduction of the Parental Rights Amendment (PRA) in both houses of Congress, which I expect to see very soon. But that’s not all that’s taking place during that…

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When Mom Is a Hero

Mom and Son

When a tornado ripped through a mobile home community in Van Vleck, Texas, in February, mother Ashlie Ovesny risked her own life to save her two young children. “She held them to her chest as the house tumbled,” husband Anthony Ovesny explained in this article. “She took the brunt of everything.” When 30-year-old Danielle Janofsy…

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Call Immediately to Protect Your Right to Decide How to Raise Your Kids

Calls are urgently needed to urge Maine lawmakers to protect parental rights. A bill is pending, LD 472, that would enact a law protecting the rights of parents. It sounds like a simple, obvious idea! But when I testified in favor of the bill during a committee hearing on May 2, some lawmakers seemed unsupportive.…

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Why a Statute in a "Safe" State?

Tuesday morning, attorney Scott Woodruff spoke on behalf of ParentalRights.org before a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee of the Maine state legislature. Woodruff testified in support of LD 472 as amended, a bill to protect the fundamental right of parents as a matter of state law. Thankfully, Maine’s courts have a solid history of…

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It's Time to Mobilize for Parental Rights in Maine

ParentalRights.org's Michael Ramey meets with Maine Reps. Espling (right) and Sampson

ParentalRights.org’s Michael Ramey meets with Maine Reps. Espling (right) and Sampson Dear Parental Rights Champion in Maine, It is time to mobilize for parental rights here in our state! A public hearing for the Maine Parental Rights bill, LD 472, has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 2, at 1:00 p.m. in room 438 of the…

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