Posts Tagged ‘family’

Parental Rights Briefing Held for U.S. Senators

US Senate - CAPTA reathorization debate

Last Thursday we had the honor of presenting a briefing on the matter of the CAPTA reauthorization to staffers from several Senate offices. (We have chosen not to identify the specific offices for politically strategic reasons.) CAPTA is the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, a federal law that provides funding to the states if…

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State Victories, but Challenges Remain

So far 36 state legislatures have wrapped up their 2019 legislative sessions, with six more to adjourn by the end of the month. So, what has 2019 brought at the state level? And where do we stand in the remaining eight states? To sum it up, we have seen a number of victories—mostly defeats of…

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The House CAPTA Bill Would Harm Families

Betrayed. That’s how I felt when I read the House’s version of a bill to reauthorize CAPTA, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. It’s how we all felt. And by “we all,” I mean our allies and coalition partners from all across the political spectrum. I mean partners I just met at the National…

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Parental Rights Case Law on Vaccines Is Not Settled

Parental Rights Case Law on Vaccines Is Not Settled

Note: We were disappointed to see a recent opinion piece in which an admired legal professor claims the case law is settled, that parents have no right to make vaccine decisions for their children. We offered an opposing opinion to the Sacramento Bee, who published the original piece. They declined to print our opinion, so…

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Preventing Bad Ideas in Federal Law

US house CAPTA

Dear Parental Rights Champion, You know the power of a good idea. Or a bad one. Corey Widen’s eight-year-old daughter had just returned from walking the dog around the block—most of which Corey could see from her windows—when there was a troubling knock at the door. It was the Wilmette (IL) police, responding to a…

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Take Action to Oppose SB 276 in California

Senate Bill 276 in California is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Health Committee this Wednesday, April 24, at 1:30 pm in Room 4203 of the State Capitol. A rally in opposition to the bill has been scheduled to follow the hearing. Background Senate Bill 276 in California is designed to greatly reduce the…

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Parental Rights Conference Coming to Detroit April 27th

Maryanne Godboldo

The Second Annual Maryanne Godboldo Forum for Parental Rights will be held at the Hartford Memorial Baptist Church located at 18700 James Couzens Highway in Detroit, Michigan. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, from 8 am to 3 pm. Maryanne Godboldo is the Detroit-area mother who faced a SWAT team through a 10-hour…

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Bipartisan Coalition Letter to Protect Parental Rights

Dear Champion of Parental Rights, This morning United Family Advocates, the bipartisan coalition with whom we are working on family law reforms, put our finishing touches on a letter to Congress outlining things we hope to add and to avoid in the upcoming re-authorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). The 16-page…

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Parental Rights Amendment Introduced Today!

Dear Champion of Parental Rights, Rep. Jim Banks (IN-3) is introducing the Parental Rights Amendment in the U.S. House today, joined by fifteen cosponsors. Maggie McKneely is ParentalRights.org’s federal relations liaison on Capitol Hill. “Despite the negative, partisan atmosphere in DC right now,” Maggie reports, “the Parental Rights Amendment has garnered a lot of positive…

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