Last week ParentalRights.org sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to reject any boost to Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) funding unless Congress is ready to make serious changes to how the program works.

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If we can’t get through, we’ll go around. That’s our plan for protecting parental rights relating to child welfare investigations. We won’t give up. We won’t quit.             Because if Congress won’t protect families, we’ll find another way. Right now we can’t afford not to. Not when a good parent can spend ten years or…

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House Subcommittee

The U.S. House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Resources held a hearing on Tuesday, March 26, regarding efforts to reauthorize CAPTA—the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. While we were not able to get onto the witness list, our D.C. liaison Maggie McKneely was on hand for most of the hearing in person. I…

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The newly formed House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services will meet on Tuesday, March 26, to discuss CAPTA reauthorization. CAPTA is the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, the vehicle by which the federal government grants money to states if they will follow federal guidelines regarding child welfare organizations. What’s the Rush? We…

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Capitol

Note: This week’s newsletter is an eye-witness report from Federal Relations Liaison Maggie McKneely. Here’s Maggie: The well-publicized measles outbreaks In Washington, New York, and Texas have inflamed the debate over vaccines. In recent months, we’ve seen a number of states introduce legislation that would either partially or entirely remove vaccine exemptions. California Congressman Adam…

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The Resolutionary Battle Plan

Dear Champion of Parental Rights, I have some exciting news from the board of ParentalRights.org, and I wanted to share it with our most faithful supporters right away. Our board recently held a planning retreat and came away more passionate and focused than ever. Together the board and my staff planned and laid the foundation…

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Big Day in the U.S. House?

Today is the first day Congress is in session since the start of the August Recess more than a month ago. And while the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the Senate Judiciary Committee will be grabbing all the headlines, today is an important day in the House, as well. That’s because,…

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Parental Rights D.C. Blitz Day - Thank You!

Great Day in D.C. – Keep Up the Calls Through Tomorrow!Thank you, thank you, thank you! Yesterday’s lobby day 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…

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Thanks to you, our amazing supporters, November was a tremendous month for ParentalRights.org. Though the giving season has just begun, your generosity on #GivingTuesday was overwhelming, surpassing our goal by more than 60%! Our new CitizenGO petition has allowed us to reach more concerned Americans with word about the threat to parental rights and the…

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