My sons and I have been helping out with Michigan State Representative Justin Amash’s campaign http://amashforcongress.com/ for the 3rd congressional district due to his record of supporting parental rights, truly conservative principles and first rate communication. Unlike some of the other primary candidates Representative Amash has actually supported real legislation that transforms the family court divorce industry to help maintain stable child-parent relationships. Representative Amash understands that the right to parent your child is a fundamental God given right that needs to be protected from government intrusion unless there is clear and convincing evidence of a need to do so. Representative Amash has demonstrated his conservative principles in our state house by his sponsorship of legislation that actually ends special interest corporate welfare and across the board reforms to allow individuals to pursue their dreams. Finally Representative Amash has read the legislation before voting for it and makes sure his constituents know how he votes http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=72
Citizens For Parental Rights
P.O.Box 334, Dorr, MI 49323
July 23, 2010 ---- Newsletter
Citizens for Patrental Rights PAC Endorsements
After Questionnaires and research the CPR-PAC Board has made the following endorsements. Please Vote for these Pro-Family Candidates on August 3.
US Congress 2nd District: Jay Reimersma
MI Governor: Peter Hoekstra
MI Senate 24th Dist: Rick Jones
MI State Representative, by District
72nd Eric Larson
73rd Dennis Smith
74th Dave Agema
77th Rusty Richter
86th John Schwartz
Judges: No Primary Races in Kent or Allegan Counties
Jay Reimersma has pledged to take up the effort, started by Peter Hoekstra, of pushing the U. S. Parental Rights Amendment forward in Congress. Dave Agema has led the effort on HCR 45 in the MI House, which urges the Congress to pass the Parental Rights Amendment.
Please note that since 4 out of 5 voters usually stay home for the Primary Election, and about half of them vote in the other political party, your vote in the Primary is 10 times as effective as it normally would be in a November General Election.
Below are items of interest from our July Meeting.
The Polidori-Amer-Kinship Care Bill (HB 4118) is still stalled in Sen Mark Jansen's Committee. We have made many calls to Lansing on this and there seems to be no explanation why this is not going forward. If there is no movement soon, we do have a plan to "encourage" Sen Jansen to move this forward. (Stay tuned for further exciting developments.) If you would like to call his office and urge him to move this bill forward the number is 517-373-0847. The Bill can be found at http://www.legislature.mi.gov/ (S(apqkh1u22dc4gr45cvq14e55))/mileg.aspx?page=home (Bookmark this site as a favorite.) Just type in 4118, and it will take you to the Bill and the history on it. (Lots of co-sponsors, no action since March of 2009.) The Detroit News recently had an article on this Bill, summarizing the history. http://detnews.com/article/20100708/METRO01/7080414/Parents-keep-up-foster-care-law-fight
We are also watching HCR 45 very closely and have made many calls to the Legislature on this. HCR is the MI Resolution which urges the U.S. Congress to pass the Parental Rights Amendment. To see the wording and the history, use the link above, click on Concurrent Resolutions on the left column, and type in 45. We are working on a plan to "encourage" Rep. Meadows (who has held this up for months) to move this forward after the primary election.
WOOD-TV article on foster care.
(Thanks for bringing this in, Ruth) At the following links.
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