Update on DC Minor Consent Act If you aren’t yet familiar with the bill in DC that would allow 11-year-olds to give legal consent for vaccinations their parents have already opted them out of, you can read up on it here. If you haven’t yet reached out to your US representative and senators and urged…

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The US House Committee on Education and Labor recently announced the introduction of the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, or “Stronger CAPTA,” to amend the primary federal statutes dealing with how child welfare agencies across the country operate. Bobby Scott (D-VA) is the lead sponsor on the bill, joined by a bipartisan collection…

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As 45 states start their legislative sessions this month, now is the time for you and me to push lawmakers to champion necessary child welfare reform. Last summer, we presented model language for a bill that would provide due process before a name goes on a child abuse registry. Volunteers in more than a dozen…

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The DC bill allowing minors to consent to vaccination without their parent’s knowledge or consent, the bill that would keep any knowledge of the vaccination from the child’s parents even long after the fact, has finally been delivered to the desk of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser. If you live in the District, we would ask…

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Vanessa Peoples knows all too well about parental rights abuses. She was a 25-year-old nursing student when a “wellness visit” to check on her children turned into an all-out assault on her family and home. And none of it was called for. According to this article by Diane Redleaf at Reason, the story began in…

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It’s hard to see 2021 from here, what with another full month of hurricane season, elections looming in November, fires raging out west, and unrest continuing in cities across the nation. Yet we are excited to be working with volunteers in 16 different states on securing lawmakers to introduce parental rights legislation in the coming…

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The Tennessee Department of Education issued a letter this weekend completely withdrawing child wellbeing guidance that last week caused a tremendous outcry due to parental rights and family privacy concerns. That letter, addressed to the Tennessee legislature and forwarded to us by one of our friends there, is attached here. Last week’s policy guidance, created…

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On August 11, the Tennessee Child Wellbeing Task Force (“Task Force”) published “a guidance document” through the Department of Education “to ensure all children are checked-in (sic) on.” The document calls on localities to mobilize their resources to “connect with each child to verify wellbeing and identify need.” (BREAKING: While building this alert email we…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // August 13, 2020 // Washington, D.C. – On Friday, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) introduced a bill on the floor of the US House, which would suspend a federal provision that generally requires states to file for Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) against parents whose children have spent 15 or more of…

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For so many of us, it seems like 2020 is the year that will never end. From COVID-19, to killer hornets, to hurricanes, to COVID-19 . . . yes, I already mentioned that, but it just keeps going on. How are you holding up? It’s been tough, I know. My own 2020 has been a…

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