Quick Update: Meeting with Friends Old and New
On Tuesday, Feb. 14, President Jim Mason and Will Estrada visited the office of Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) to discuss the Parental Rights Amendment. Franks, who has long supported our effort (he was the lead sponsor of the Amendment, HJRes. 110, in 2012), is a member of the Constitution Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee. This makes him a gate-keeper on the path the Amendment must take to get through the U.S. House.
This was an exciting meeting among old friends as we worked to clear the path for passage of the Amendment.
We also had an exciting meeting among some very new friends on Friday, February 10. While we are not yet at liberty to go into a lot of detail, family rights advocates from across the political spectrum met together to seek common ground and plan ways of working together to protect parental rights. These advocates came from all over the country, with the aim of reforming state or even federal law to keep children with their parents whenever possible (while still providing for the protection of children from abuse or neglect).
We cannot name all the names, but our own Jim Mason, Jim Bentley, Will Estrada, and Martin Brown were in attendance.
We are hopeful the alliances formed in that meeting will help us reach across the aisle to promote the cause of parental rights for Americans of every political stripe.
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Thank you for standing with us as we represent you in these vital meetings to further your rights in protecting your child.
Director of Communications & Research