TODAY, ParentalRights.org is requesting that we now turn our efforts toward Congress. While 100 congressmen have signed-on as co-sponsors of the Parental Rights Amendment, many are on the fence or against the amendment, and THEY NEED TO HEAR FROM US!
Here is the email update with instructions for contacting ONLY THOSE CONGRESSMEN WHO ARE NOT already co-sponsors for the amendment:
Dear Champion of Parental Rights,
Let’s keep the momentum going! Yesterday we warned you about the Obama administration’s “trial balloon” to consider ratifying the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and your calls had a huge impact. Ambassador Susan Rice’s office even had to disconnect their phone line! You also tied up the White House comment line all day, and many Senators got a loud and clear message.
All we left out was the Congress – and today it is their turn. As of now, we have more than 100 cosponsors on H.J. Res. 42, the Parental Rights Amendment introduced by Rep. Pete Hoekstra. This is a huge milestone, and one many thought we would never reach. It is amazing that we reached it this fast!
We are excited to have topped the 100 mark, but many congressmen are still on the fence, uncommitted, or just plain opposed to the Parental Rights Amendment. Today, we will let them know in no uncertain terms that the American public wants to see this Amendment passed.
Recently, the CRC has been used to challenge the US Army’s recruiting practices, threaten educational choice in Great Britain, discourage corporal punishment in Guatemala, and the list goes on. To protect U.S. sovereignty, states’ rights, and parental liberty, continue the fight for the Parental Rights Amendment.
Here is what we need you to do today to press our advantage and protect parental rights:
1. If your congressman is not a cosponsor yet, call them today and ask why they are not one of more than 100 congressmen who are. Tell them the Parental Rights Amendment will protect the current American system of family law from judicial erosion and international law, including the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It will protect the rights of the states to continue to make family law as they do now, instead of transferring that power to the federal bureaucracy.
2. If your congressman is on our list of cosponsors, do not call them! If you want to thank them, a note or card sent by mail would be the politest way to do so. Additionally, you can do one or more of the following:
i) Contact the media. Parental Rights is not a “media darling”, so they will try to overlook our efforts and triumphs. Don’t let them! If you can write, write a letter to the editor of your local paper. If not, call your favorite radio or t.v. news and commentary program – whether it’s Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh or Jon Stewart and Al Franken – and urge them to contact parentalrights.org at for an interview.
ii) Pass along this email to as many friends as you can. The movement has begun, but must continue to grow if we are to see these things through.
iii) Visit parentalrights.org and parentsrights.us for more information on the Parental Rights Amendment. Parentalrights.org also contains a host of information on why we must oppose ratification of the CRC if future generations of Americans are ever to know freedom.
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