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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Well, it looks like they’ve finally done it. We’ve been watching for it all along, hoping against hope that the System would prove us wrong and somehow behave itself. But we kept watching, because we know what the System is made of. Sure enough, it appears it has finally happened. “Today in dependency court madness,…

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We’ve known it for years: extreme self-identified “experts” will argue away your right to make the best decisions for your child. We knew it last year when Dr. Barbara Knox, who was put on administrative leave from her Wisconsin hospital for bullying colleagues into supporting child abuse allegations–even in the absence of any medical evidence–ended…

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Last week ParentalRights.org sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to reject any boost to Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) funding unless Congress is ready to make serious changes to how the program works.

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