Current Action Items for Parental Rights

D.C. Blitz Day

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

The D.C. Blitz Day on June 27th almost couldn’t have gone any better. The offices we visited were welcoming and the staffers we talked to were receptive to our cause of parental rights.

That is the result of your calls and emails in support of both the Amendment and our visits. They knew we weren’t just there for ourselves, but for you as well.

We even learned of an office willing to meet with us at the last minute thanks to the efforts of our volunteers. We got that message too late to see them yesterday (their available time slot had already passed), but we are in contact with that office now to follow up.

In all, the meetings we had were promising and encouraging, and we hope to see additional cosponsors sign on soon.

Keep Calling Through Friday, June 29
That said, though, it is still not too late to call in and urge your congressman’s support. Congress will be in recess next week, but until then—through Friday of this week—we encourage you to keep calling.

Thank You Video
Check out our “thank you” video from this morning for a little more about how our day went and how much we appreciate your standing with us in this vital cause. And follow us on Facebook or Twitter for real-time updates of additional cosponsors over the next few days!


What Do I Say?

1. You can find your lawmakers’ contact information here, or just call the Capitol Switchboard at 202.224.3121 and ask for your lawmaker by name. (You can also ask for your senators by state, even if you don’t remember their name.) They will connect you with your lawmaker’s office, where you will probably speak to a member of their staff.

2. Tell your congressman’s office something like this:

I’m calling to urge Congressman ____ to sign on as a cosponsor of H.J.Res. 121, the proposed Parental Rights Amendment, led by Rep. Hultgren of Illinois. Last week everyone was talking about the 2,000 children taken from their parents at the border since April. That’s how many children are taken by Child Protective Services in our country every three days. Something must be done to keep innocent families together without hurting the state’s ability to protect children from abuse. This Amendment strikes that balance and deserves your support.

3. Tell your senator’s office something very similar:

I’m calling to urge Senator ____ to sign on as a cosponsor of S.J.Res. 48, the proposed Parental Rights Amendment, led by Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Last week everyone was talking about the 2,000 children taken from their parents at the border since April. That’s how many children are taken by Child Protective Services in our country every three days. Something must be done to keep innocent families together without hurting the state’s ability to protect children from abuse. This Amendment strikes that balance and deserves your support.

4. Share and donate. Share this page with your friends and urge them to call too.

And please take a moment if you are able to support our effort with your generous donation to the cause of parental rights. None of this is possible without donors just like you.

5. Follow along on our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.

Thank you for standing with us by donating, by sharing, and by calling Congress today!

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In the U.S. House

Current House Sponsors/Cosponsors:

Bill Number & Information

H.J. Res. 121

Sponsor

Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14)

Cosponsors

Rep. Rick Allen (GA-12)
Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36)
Rep. Jim Banks (IN-3)
Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13)
Rep. Ken Calvert (CA-42)
Rep. Barbara Comstock (VA-10)
Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC-3)
Rep. John Duncan (TN-2)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO-4)
Rep. Jody Hice (GA-10)
Rep. Bill Huizenga (MI-2)
Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-5)
Rep. Kenny Marchant (TX-24)
Rep. Mark Meadows (NC-11)
Rep. Alex Mooney (WV-2)
Rep. Kristi Noem (SD)
Rep. Ralph Norman (SC-5)
Rep. Robert Pittenger (NC-9)
Rep. Bill Posey (FL-8)
Rep. Tim Walberg (MI-7)

Call and ask your congressman to sign on as a cosponsor!

Call Your Representative Today!

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.

And please keep calling every week until your representative signs on!

  1. Find the number here. Please call both the D.C. office AND your local district office.
  2. Ask your congressman to cosponsor the Parental Rights Amendment, H.J. Res. 121, which was introduced by Rep. Randy Hultgren of Illinois.
  3. Invite them to contact Rep. Randy Hultgren’s office if they have any questions about the Amendment. Or they can contact our director of government relations, Will Estrada, at Will@parentalrights.org, or our director of communications, Michael Ramey, at Michael@parentalrights.org or 540.751.1247.

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In the U.S. Senate

Current Senate Sponsors/Cosponsors:

Bill Number & Information

S.J. Res. 48

Sponsor

Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC)

Original Cosponsors

Sen. Roy Blunt (MO)
Sen. Johnny Isakson (GA)
Sen. James E. Risch (ID)
Sen. Chuck Grassley (IA)
Sen. Marco Rubio (FL)

Call Your Senator Today!

If your U.S. Senators are not currently on the sponsor/cosponsor list, we need you to contact your U.S. Senators and ask your them to cosponsor the Parental Rights Amendment.

Even if you've called before, please keep calling every week until they sign on.

Your message can be as simple as “Thank you for taking my call today. I urge the Senator to cosponsor S.J.Res. 48, Senator Lindsey Graham’s Parental Rights Amendment. This Amendment will ensure that loving parents are able to raise, educate, and nurture their own children, free from government control or restrictions.” If you do not know who your two U.S. Senators are, you can find out here.

 

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