We wanted to let you know that the Senate State Government Committee has postponed today’s 12:30 PM vote on S.B. 996, the Parental Rights Protection Act.
While we are disappointed about this development, we are hopeful that this is just a temporary pause. We continue to talk with senators and their staff. We will let you know immediately as soon as S.B. 996 is scheduled for a vote.
We wanted to let you know immediately, as we had heard that many of you were planning on attending the vote today at the Pennsylvania Capitol.
During this pause, we encourage you to continue to call your Pennsylvania legislators and urge them to support S.B. 996 to strengthening the right of parents to direct the education, upbringing, and care of their children.
S.B. 996 was introduced earlier this year by Pennsylvania Senators Doug Mastriano, Kristin Phillips-Hill, Judy Ward, and Michele Brooks. S.B. 996 will protect parental rights in Pennsylvania law, strengthening the right of parents to direct the education, upbringing, and care of their children. And it will allow Pennsylvania to join the fifteen other states in the nation that already have a similar law on their books.
Please contact your senator and urge him or her to support S.B. 996. You can find their contact information here.
Your message can be as simple as the following:
“Please vote in favor of S.B. 996 to enshrine into Pennsylvania law that parental rights are a fundamental right. This common-sense bill will take the U.S. Supreme Court’s precedent from the last 100 years and put it into the text of Pennsylvania law, thereby protecting the constitutional rights of all Pennsylvania families.”
If you send an email to your Pennsylvania senator, you can also send them the link to our letter in support of S.B. 996, available here.
Thank you for standing with us in the battle to protect our children by empowering parents!