It’s hard to see 2021 from here, what with another full month of hurricane season, elections looming in November, fires raging out west, and unrest continuing in cities across the nation. Yet we are excited to be working with volunteers in 16 different states on securing lawmakers to introduce parental rights legislation in the coming…

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The Tennessee Department of Education issued a letter this weekend completely withdrawing child wellbeing guidance that last week caused a tremendous outcry due to parental rights and family privacy concerns. That letter, addressed to the Tennessee legislature and forwarded to us by one of our friends there, is attached here. Last week’s policy guidance, created…

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On August 11, the Tennessee Child Wellbeing Task Force (“Task Force”) published “a guidance document” through the Department of Education “to ensure all children are checked-in (sic) on.” The document calls on localities to mobilize their resources to “connect with each child to verify wellbeing and identify need.” (BREAKING: While building this alert email we…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // August 13, 2020 // Washington, D.C. – On Friday, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) introduced a bill on the floor of the US House, which would suspend a federal provision that generally requires states to file for Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) against parents whose children have spent 15 or more of…

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For so many of us, it seems like 2020 is the year that will never end. From COVID-19, to killer hornets, to hurricanes, to COVID-19 . . . yes, I already mentioned that, but it just keeps going on. How are you holding up? It’s been tough, I know. My own 2020 has been a…

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  The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) voted last week to adopt model legislation presented by the Parental Rights Foundation that would require due process before a parent’s name can be added to a state’s child abuse register. According to their website, ALEC “is America’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators dedicated to…

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On June 24, President Trump issued an executive order on the use of federal funds related to the child welfare system. ParentalRights.org federal relations liaison Maggie McKneely gives us her take on the order in this week’s newsletter. While the directive is something of a mixed bag, we are especially excited about the attention it…

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Virginia General Assembly in session

ALERT: (Jan. 23, 2020) — HB 386, the companion bill to SB 245 (described below) will be heard before the Health Professions Sub-Committee of the House Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee TODAY at 5 p.m. Please call your Delegate on the subcommittee and urge them to vote “No.” SB 245, a bill that would prevent parents…

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Dear Champion of Parental Rights – We can’t rest now. With the achievement of two major goals, this legislative session is off to a great start. But our work is only just beginning. The Resolutionary Campaign we revealed last August called for the Parental Rights Amendment (PRA) to be introduced early in this Congress, and…

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