Posts Tagged ‘updates’

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. 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


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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Parental Rights To Be Addressed in State Legislatures

Dear Champion of Parental Rights, State legislatures all over the country reconvened this week (or last), and in some of them the issue of parental rights is, if not front and center, at least high on the agenda. Sadly, in recent years many states have taken up bills that would further erode parental rights, such…

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We Have A Sponsor for Parental Rights Amendment!

We Have A Sponsor

Dear Champion of Parental Rights, It’s time! Today is the day to call Congress in preparation for the introduction of the Parental Rights Amendment (PRA) in the U.S. House. Last month we met with Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), and he agreed wholeheartedly to become the lead sponsor of the Parental Rights Amendment in this new…

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We Are Changing the Culture!

Changing the Culture

Dear Champion of Parental Rights, Thanks to you, we are doing something very few non-profits have accomplished in all of history: we are changing the culture for families in America. When a child services investigator knocked on my door on April Fool’s Day 2003, it was no joke. We had no idea who “called us…

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We’re Getting Through!

Getting Through

What do a California school of social work, a vaccine apologist, and the government have in common? No, it’s not just that they’re the traditional enemies of parental rights. Rather, in the last two months has been invited into conversation with all of them! As a nation we see too many children suffer unnecessary…

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