It's Time to Act!
Great news! Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) has announced he is ready to introduce the Parental Rights Amendment in the U.S. House of Representatives. This means the PRA will soon have been proposed in both chambers of Congress; Sen. Lindsey Graham has already submitted companion resolution S.J.Res. 48 in the Senate.
Before the resolution’s introduction in early November, Rep. Hultgren (and ParentalRights.org!) would like to get a good number of initial cosponsors—members of the House who join him on the bill right from the start—preferably from both political parties. After all, parental rights is not an issue only for one side of the aisle, and either party would be foolish to yield the issue entirely to their opponents.
So this is where you and I come in: I am about to contact my member of Congress, and I urge you to do the same. Take a moment right now, before you close this email, to call your representative and ask that they join Rep. Hultrgen as an original cosponsor of the Parental Rights Amendment.
Get Your Congressman to Sign On
Here’s all you need to do:
- Call your member of Congress. You can find your representative's information by inputting your zip code on the House website, or you can call the Capitol Switchboard at 202.224.3121 and ask them to connect you.
- Let your congressman’s office know that Randy Hultgren of Illinois will be introducing the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution very soon, and that you want your lawmaker to sign on right away as an original cosponsor. You might also add a little something about why you support the Parental Rights Amendment, but if you’re not comfortable with that, it’s okay. They will generally respond to the number of calls they get, even if you don’t share your story with them. Note: Some staff will ask you for a bill number; remind them that we’re gathering original cosponsors, so there is no bill number yet.
- Invite them to contact Rep. Randy Hultgren’s office or ParentalRights.org if they have any questions about the Amendment. If they wish to contact us, they can email Director of Government Relations Will Estrada at Will@parentalrights.org or Director of Communications Michael Ramey (me) at Michael@parentalrights.org or call me at 540.751.1247.
And that’s it. It really is that simple.
It will only take about 2 minutes, but the impact on our future and our children’s future when the PRA passes could be absolutely huge.
Then, if you’d like to know when your call has had an effect, you can visit our Contact Congress page, where we will keep an updated list of those who have signed on with Rep. Hultgren. Even Congress’s website won’t have that list until the resolution is officially introduced in November, but we will stay in touch with the congressman’s office to keep you updated practically in real time.
Thank you for taking a moment today to make this vital phone call to your U.S. Representative. Together we can give the Parental Rights Amendment the great bipartisan start it needs in the U.S. House!
Director of Communications & Research
P.S. Will you consider standing with ParentalRights.org by giving a financial contribution of any amount to support our team as we seek to raise awareness and lobby for the Parental Rights Amendment before Congress?
Now's the Time to Act!
2. Call your Congressman.
The Parental Rights Amendment is currently in the U.S. Senate, and is being introduced in the U.S. House. We need you to call your representative today and urge them to sign on as original cosponsors to the Parental Rights Amendment, and then to encourage your friends to call too!