Take Action to Protect Children and Parents in Maine

LD 798, a bill that threatens children and parental rights, is scheduled for a hearing next week. The measure comes before Maine’s Joint Standing Committee on Educational and Cultural Affairs on Wednesday, March 13, at 1:00 pm in Room 208 of the Cross Building in Augusta. LD 798 would remove the right of parents to…

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Maine Vote Came Up Short, Paved Way for Success

The effort to pass a parental rights bill in Maine this year came up nine votes short in the House last Friday when LD 472 failed by a vote of 68-76. Emails and phone calls in response to our alert last week closed the gap from an earlier vote, as Reps. Sherman (R-Hodgdon) and Stanley…

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Calls Needed in Select Maine Districts for Parental Rights

Dear Parental Rights Champion in Maine, Parental Rights in Maine may now depend on you–the select few who live in the district of a potentially pivotal state representative. On Thursday, June 8, the Maine House voted against the parental rights bill, LD 472, by a vote of 78-69 (3 absent, 1 excused). But the bill…

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2017 State Legislative Recap

2017 Legislative Summary

In most states, the 2017 legislative session has finished up or is winding down. Eight state legislatures work year-round or at least for several more months, and five others are poised to adjourn unofficially in a few days (but officially are year-round, too). That leaves 37 states ready to head home for the summer. Among…

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Maine – Please Contact Your Lawmakers

Dear Champion of Parental Rights in Maine, I just received the following alert from Scott Woodruff, the attorney who spoke on our behalf before the Maine Judiciary Committee earlier this month. Please take note of his request and contact your lawmakers to support this bill. Sincerely, Michael Ramey Director of Communications & Research —————- Calls…

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Exciting Days Ahead

The Parental Rights Amendment Is Being Reintroduced!

The school year may be winding down, but things are just about to take off here at ParentalRights.org. The biggest item on the near horizon is the introduction of the Parental Rights Amendment (PRA) in both houses of Congress, which I expect to see very soon. But that’s not all that’s taking place during that…

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Call Immediately to Protect Your Right to Decide How to Raise Your Kids

Calls are urgently needed to urge Maine lawmakers to protect parental rights. A bill is pending, LD 472, that would enact a law protecting the rights of parents. It sounds like a simple, obvious idea! But when I testified in favor of the bill during a committee hearing on May 2, some lawmakers seemed unsupportive.…

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Why a Statute in a "Safe" State?

Tuesday morning, attorney Scott Woodruff spoke on behalf of ParentalRights.org before a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee of the Maine state legislature. Woodruff testified in support of LD 472 as amended, a bill to protect the fundamental right of parents as a matter of state law. Thankfully, Maine’s courts have a solid history of…

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It's Time to Mobilize for Parental Rights in Maine

ParentalRights.org's Michael Ramey meets with Maine Reps. Espling (right) and Sampson

ParentalRights.org’s Michael Ramey meets with Maine Reps. Espling (right) and Sampson Dear Parental Rights Champion in Maine, It is time to mobilize for parental rights here in our state! A public hearing for the Maine Parental Rights bill, LD 472, has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 2, at 1:00 p.m. in room 438 of the…

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Protecting Parents in the Northeast

ParentalRights.org's Michael Ramey meets with Maine Representatives

Picture: ParentalRights.org’s Michael Ramey meets with Maine Reps. Espling (right) and Sampson [Sent 3/21/17] Last week I was privileged to attend the Homeschoolers of Maine conference in Rockport. While there, I was able not only to share the important work of ParentalRights.org with hundreds of concerned home educators, but also to meet with Maine lawmakers…

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