Posts Tagged ‘updates’

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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Legislative Update and a Big Surprise

Oklahoma House Chamber

This legislative season has been something of a mixed bag, with some victories, some disappointments, some challenges, and one particular story that took us by surprise. Some Victories In Oklahoma, the Parental Rights Amendment (PRA) resolution, SCR 1, passed the House of Representatives by unanimous consent on April 3, making Oklahoma the seventh state to…

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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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Immediate Action Needed in Nevada

Nevada State Capitol

Dear Parental Rights Champion, Your immediate action is needed to protect parental rights in Nevada. Two bills that threaten your family are currently making their way through the Nevada legislature and need to be stopped. Background Nevada Assembly Bill 430 AB 430 calls for a “family home visitation system,” which would require a state investigator or…

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Breaking News! PRA Resolution Passes

Oklahoma House Chamber

Just this afternoon we received word from the floor of the Oklahoma House of Representatives: Senate Concurrent Resolution 1 (SCR 1) passed the House by unanimous consent! This makes Oklahoma the seventh state to pass a resolution calling on Congress to pass the Parental Rights Amendment to the states for ratification. SCR 1 passed the…

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Immediate Action Needed in Oklahoma

Oklahoma House Chamber

Parental Rights Oklahoma urges you to take action right now to protect your parental rights. THIS Wednesday afternoon SCR1, Oklahoma’s resolution to support the Parental Rights Amendment, will be heard on the floor of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. We need to let our representatives know to support this resolution, and we want to pack…

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Your Voice Needed in Florida for Parental Rights

Florida Senate Chamber

Hello! The proposed Florida Parents’ Bill of Rights has just passed a major roadblock in the Senate. But we need your help today to keep it moving forward. Background Four weeks ago the “Parents’ Bill of Rights” was introduced as  HB 1171 in the House and SB 1726 in the Senate. Parentalrights.org staff and volunteers,…

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House Hearing on CAPTA – Good News?

House Subcommittee

The U.S. House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Resources held a hearing on Tuesday, March 26, regarding efforts to reauthorize CAPTA—the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. While we were not able to get onto the witness list, our D.C. liaison Maggie McKneely was on hand for most of the hearing in person. I…

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CAPTA Coalition to Offer Testimony

The newly formed House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services will meet on Tuesday, March 26, to discuss CAPTA reauthorization. CAPTA is the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, the vehicle by which the federal government grants money to states if they will follow federal guidelines regarding child welfare organizations. What’s the Rush? We…

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Report on the HELP Committee Hearing on Vaccines

Capitol

Note: This week’s newsletter is an eye-witness report from Federal Relations Liaison Maggie McKneely. Here’s Maggie: The well-publicized measles outbreaks In Washington, New York, and Texas have inflamed the debate over vaccines. In recent months, we’ve seen a number of states introduce legislation that would either partially or entirely remove vaccine exemptions. California Congressman Adam…

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