DADS and MOMS PAC eNewsletter!
A shared parenting initiative
Bill research and legislative contacts: http://www.dadsmomspac.org/pacnews.html
Dads and Moms PAC,
It has been a year of change and we are sure you want to see more. Dads and Moms PAC (also Dads of Michigan PAC) has a new web site and is growing stronger every day. We are in the midst of collecting signatures for the ballot initiative and gathering candidate recommendations for the November election from you. Please use the candidate questionnaire and ballot initiative to get the issue of Shared Parenting and equal protection on the legislative agenda. Parents deserve equal protection under the law.
We are also actively invigorating and recruiting new Dads and Moms PAC Delegates in every County in Michigan. We also encourage you to become a Precinct Delegate.
What we have learned is that law is not the only solution. The laws are on the books for equal protection, but there are some fundamental changes to law that must occur. How the States interpret the law, Policy – the local procedures, is also what must change. Your local officials are interpreting the law and in effect legislating law through local procedures. You must get involved in selecting candidates that will not only change the law, but change policy.
A candidate list will be publish this year. Please keep us posted and submit your candidate recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org Our list will be announced in July.
There are several groups working the issues at the DC level; ACFC, CRC, Men’s Health Network, Parental Rights.Org, and several think tanks link the Eagle Forum and the Heritage Foundation, to name but a few.
The DC Rally will be a great event this year and you will want to experience the excitement of DC and the festival.
4th Annual FAMILY PRESERVATION FESTIVAL
JULY 23 - 25, 2010
UPPER SENATE PARK
200 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001
(North Side Of The Capitol Building)
FAMILY PRESERVATION FESTIVAL 2010 IS DESTINED TO BE THE LARGEST GATHERING EVER OF FATHERS, MOTHERS, GRANDPARENTS AND OUR CHILDREN ALL OF WHICH WILL BE CAMPAIGNING FOR EQUAL PARENTING RIGHTS, FAMILY COURT REFORM, CPS REFORM, STOP PARENTAL ALIENATION AND MORE.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Talk to your State Representatives!
Go to the following link, find out who your representatives are and start contacting them now! Be in D.C. on Thursday to let them know that we need change!
KEY MICHIGAN LEGISLATION
is a “shared parenting” bill; http://www.dadsmomspac.org/shared_parenting.html which will amend current law so that a written
custody agreement by both parents will be presumed to be in everyone’s best
interests. It is the successor of HB 4564. In cases where parents cannot write a custody
agreement, the court will establish one, based on the presumption of the right
of both parents to joint physical and legal custody of minor children. This presumption may be rebutted if there is
clear and convincing evidence that one parent is “unfit, unwilling or unable”
to handle their parental responsibilities. Passage of HB 5114 will make the presumption of shared custody the rule rather
than the exception in Michigan
Support the following candidates for the 2010 November election
Current sponsors include: Brian Calley, Kevin Green, Jeoff Hansen, David Agema, Tom McMillin, Tom Pearce, Ken Kurtz, Rick Jones, Marty Knollenberg, Robert Dean, Mike Huckleberry, Richard LaBlanc, Ken Horn, Bill Rogers
following is a list of representatives serving on the House Judiciary
Committee. This is a key committee that will likely determine the fate of
Reps. Meadows (C), Lipton (Maj. VC), Lisa Brown, Constan, Corriveau, Coulouris, Kandrevas, Bettie Cook Scott, Warren, Schuitmaker (Min. VC), Amash, Haveman, Rick Jones, Kowall, Rocca
Ballot Initiative http://www.dadsmomspac.org/pac-news.html
Dads and Moms PAC is supporting the state wide effort for a ballot initiative for Shared Parenting in 2010. Although this is a big task, the use of electronic and social networks provide options that were not available in 2004, the last year this was attempted. We also hope that this will generate a lot of discussion about the benefits of parent involvement in their children’s lives despite divorce and custody. Download the ballot and instructions and start helping today. Email email@example.com to get involved.
Follow these links …
Please sign up for the cause at Facebook: http://apps.facebook.com/causes/causes/449336/about?cause_id=449336
Parenting Ballot Initiative - also found at A Childs Right
To access the ballot initiative from the organization A Childs Right, click here.
Also, sign the ACFC Shared Parenting Petition
Just like the advice above, it is better to write or call individual editors and reporters. Tell them what is on your mind. Suggest story ideas to them. Tell them how family law is destroying your life, or the lives of you family. They are always looking for a fresh take on an issue. Give it to them! Follow the procedures listed in the notes for contacting elected officials above.
Dads and Moms PAC Action: Many of you cannot commit the time to be in Lansing or DC for legislative sessions. With many of the pending bills reaching a critical stage, your small monthly contribution or one time contribution is greatly appreciated. We can process these via credit card each month via the Paypall account at http://www.dadsmomspac.org. Please contact us to make your pledge.
" …because the best parent is both parents”