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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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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Your state representative needs to hear from you in the next few hours so they can vote to support your parental rights.  Iowa H.F. 819, a bill to codify existing parental rights protections into Iowa law, is on the debate schedule for today, March 25, 2021.  Sponsored by Rep. Eddie Anders, H.F. 819 takes language…

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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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Senator Mike Lee of Utah, author of a resolution in the Senate (S.J. Res. 7) to veto a dangerous DC law that would give 11-year-olds responsibility for their own vaccine decisions, called for the veto measure to be passed by common consent on Tuesday afternoon. Senator Lee: Ought to Be Parents’ Decision “Madam President,” Senator…

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Please contact your congressmember and senators today and urge them to support SJRes. 7 and HJRes. 25, the joint resolution to veto DC Bill 23-171. Click here to reach out to your lawmakers through Voter Voice. DC 23-171, the “Minor Consent for Vaccinations Act of 2020,” would allow 11-year-olds to give consent for vaccinations their…

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The US House Committee on Education and Labor recently announced the introduction of the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, or “Stronger CAPTA,” to amend the primary federal statutes dealing with how child welfare agencies across the country operate. Bobby Scott (D-VA) is the lead sponsor on the bill, joined by a bipartisan collection…

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As 45 states start their legislative sessions this month, now is the time for you and me to push lawmakers to champion necessary child welfare reform. Last summer, we presented model language for a bill that would provide due process before a name goes on a child abuse registry. Volunteers in more than a dozen…

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We knew there would be challenges ahead of us with the start of the 2021 legislative season this week. We were preparing for them. But crunch time is no longer coming; crunch time is here. In preparation for the new COVID vaccines DC passed a law on December 23 that puts 11-year-olds in the position…

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The DC bill allowing minors to consent to vaccination without their parent’s knowledge or consent, the bill that would keep any knowledge of the vaccination from the child’s parents even long after the fact, has finally been delivered to the desk of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser. If you live in the District, we would ask…

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