A Conversation with a ParentalRights.org Donor

Dear Parental Rights friends, When I was in San Diego at the beginning of the month to present our model state parental rights statute at the American Legislative Exchange Council Summit, I also was able to get lunch with one of our donors, Steve.  Steve and his wife Cathy have been faithful and longtime donors…

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The Last Minutes of 2021

Between Christmas and New Year’s, life often seems to slow down as the peace of the holiday season lingers for just a little while longer. It’s almost crazy to imagine that legislatures will be starting up their 2022 legislative sessions as early as this Monday! Fortunately, we are already poised to hit the ground running…

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Double Your Dollar Today Only

Today is #GivingTuesday, and it’s the one day you can double every dollar you give to ParentalRights.org or the Parental Rights Foundation. That’s because generous supporters have agreed to match every dollar given, up to $45,000. That’s every dollar up to our $90,000 goal! From school boards across the country to the gubernatorial election in…

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Are You On Board?

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, and your Parental Rights Foundation and ParentalRights.org are poised to make it our biggest day of giving ever! This year, generous supporters have pledged to match up to $45,000 in gifts. That means that for every dollar given, ParentalRights.org or the Parental Rights Foundation will receive $2. That’s why we’ve set our…

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Giving Thanks

As we enter this holiday season, we at ParentalRights.org and the Parental Rights Foundation have so much to be thankful for! We are thankful for this year’s successes in protecting parental rights, like the new Parents’ Bill of Rights passed in Florida that went into effect on July 1. ParentalRights.org was in the forefront in…

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ParentalRights.org, Foundation Introduce New President

We are pleased to announce that on November 29, 2021, William A. Estrada, Esq., will be joining the Parental Rights Foundation (PRF) and ParentalRights.org as our first-ever full-time president.  ParentalRights.org founder Mike Farris served in a part-time capacity from 2006 until 2017, when he became president and CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom. Jim Mason succeeded…

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NOLA Case Shows Need for Reforms

“The parents here did exactly what medical professionals ask a new parent to do: if you find something strange with your infant, report it.” So wrote New Orleans Juvenile Judge Mark Doherty in a recent case that nevertheless put two innocent young parents on the state’s child abuse registry. Specifically, new mother Tess Strickland noticed…

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ALEC: The Time Is Now to Halt Anonymous Child Abuse Reports

According to national figures, nearly 3.5 million children are the subject of a Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation each year. Only 17% of these investigations result in a finding of abuse or neglect.  In 83% of these cases, the investigation is closed as unfounded or unsubstantiated. Among anonymous reports to child abuse hotlines, that number…

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Must See Parents’ Rights Video

On Saturday, August 28, Parental Rights Florida and the other champions of their recently passed Parents’ Bill of Rights celebrated the victory together. Part of their dinner included this eight-minute video of their accomplishment. The Florida Parents’ Bill of Rights demonstrates what can happen when the right people grab hold of the right idea at…

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Empowering Volunteers to Bring Change to the States

I was sitting at my desk on a Monday morning in 2009, skimming the news for parental rights stories, when I got a call from someone I’d never met. Her name was Teri: she was a concerned mother in Oklahoma, and she had just heard then ParentalRights.org president Michael Farris on a radio show over…

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