Must See Parents’ Rights Video

On Saturday, August 28, Parental Rights Florida and the other champions of their recently passed Parents’ Bill of Rights celebrated the victory together. Part of their dinner included this eight-minute video of their accomplishment. The Florida Parents’ Bill of Rights demonstrates what can happen when the right people grab hold of the right idea at…

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New Family Protections in Texas, Florida

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday signed a law that will protect families from unnecessary separation on the opinion of a single child abuse pediatrician. At the same time, the Florida legislature sent its Parents’ Bill of Rights to Governor Ron DeSantis for his signature, which is expected at any time.  Listen to the Second…

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Empowering Volunteers to Bring Change to the States

I was sitting at my desk on a Monday morning in 2009, skimming the news for parental rights stories, when I got a call from someone I’d never met. Her name was Teri: she was a concerned mother in Oklahoma, and she had just heard then ParentalRights.org president Michael Farris on a radio show over…

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Big News! Florida Passes Parents’ Bill of Rights

In our largest 2021 parental rights victory to date, the Florida legislature passed House Bill 241, the Parents’ Bill of Rights, on Thursday, April 22. The measure passed the House by a vote of 78 to 37 on April 1, while a bill with the same content, S.B. 582, worked its way through the Senate.…

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Parents’ Bill of Rights Making Progress in Florida

The proposed Parents’ Bill of Rights in Florida has taken great strides in the past week, and it is well on its way to being adopted into law. First, House Bill 241 passed the Florida House by a vote of 78–37 on Thursday, April 1. Then, Senate Bill 582 was taken up in the Senate…

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Parental Rights State Legislation Update

Legislative sessions around the country are in full swing, and several parental rights bills are still in play. In Iowa, a bill to codify existing state Supreme Court precedent has passed the House and is heading to committee hearings in the Senate this week. In fact, by the time this newsletter reaches you, House File…

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Urgent: Calls Needed for Florida Parental Rights

We are in a critical moment for Parental Rights in Florida. We need you as Florida parents to contact your state district Representative, Senator, and Senate Leadership.  In the current Florida legislative session, the Parents’ Bill of Rights is gaining traction among those Florida legislators who understand that putting Florida families first is a legislative…

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Urgent Action Needed Today in Florida

We, The Parents of Florida, are requesting that the Senate Majority Leadership prepare to assign priority placement on the Special Orders Calendar for CS/HB 1059, immediately after it passes favorably in the Florida House of Representatives. Why? Because Parental Rights are a priority for Florida Parents; Because the Florida Legislature officially acknowledged the need for…

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Urgent Action Needed in Florida District 20

You are one of only a few who can call right now to push the Florida “Parent’s Bill of Rights” past a major roadblock in the Florida Senate legislative process. Almost two months ago the “Parents’ Bill of Rights” was introduced as S.B. 1634 in the Florida Senate, along with its companion bill, H.B.1059, in…

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Florida, Special Interests, and Parental Rights

Last week in Florida, 6-year-old Nadia King was taken from her public school by police and committed to a mental health facility, all before her mother was contacted or notified. Fortunately, change is coming to Florida—but it looks like it can’t get there soon enough. Another Victim of the Baker Act Under a 50-year-old Florida…

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