We just received word that Pennsylvania Senate Bill 996, the Parental Rights Protection Act, will be up for a vote in the Senate State Government Committee on Monday morning, October 24.
This doesn’t leave a lot of time to contact your senator on that committee and urge him or her to vote in favor of the bill to protect families like yours and mine.
Based on the model found at the Parental Rights Foundation website, SB 996 will preserve the liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children as a fundamental right. Further, it will enshrine that right in state law where it belongs—not just in state court precedent.
The rights guaranteed by SB 996 are those already preserved under the United States Constitution as recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court for nearly a hundred years. But enshrining these rights in Pennsylvania law will further protect them for families in the Keystone State.
This is the bill in favor of which Will Estrada testified at a committee hearing just last week, which you may have seen in our social media post.
Call to Action
Please take a moment right now to see if your senator is on the committee listed here.
Then, if they are, urge them to vote in favor of SB 996 on Monday. Be sure to mention that you are a constituent. As a voter in their district, you have a voice that carries extra weight!
If your senator is not on the committee, contact them anyway and urge them to support the bill when it is reported out of committee for a full Senate vote.
Thank you for standing with us to protect children by empowering parents through good legislation in Pennsylvania!