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Darrick Scott-Farnsworth

An update on our co-sponsors in the State House, pertaining to the
"Children Need Both Parents" bill.

1. Primary, Brian Calley(R)-District #087 2. Rick Jones (R)-071 3. David Agema(R)-074 4. Tom McMillin(R)-045 5. Bill Rogers (R)-066 6. Richard LeBlanc (DEM)-018 7. Marty Knollenberg (R)-041 8. Tom Pearce (R)-073 9. Ken Kurtz (R)-058 10. Kevin Green (R)-077 11. Geoff Hansen (R)-100 12. Robert Dean (DEM)-075 13. Mike Huckleberry (DEM)-070 14. Ken Horn (R)-094

Darrick Scott-Farnsworth

We have three dems co-sponsoring the Michgan EP bill this year and one of them I shook is hand in his office speaking to him personally about his co-sponsorship prior to him signing the bill! He said he liked State Rep Calley, the sponsor of the bill, and would consider signing the bill and now he did! So this goes to show that a single voice can make a difference so get to it!

David Scott

Thank you for this Article. Fathers’ right to be a meaningful part of their children’s lives, have been eroded to the point of non-existence. My research suggests that this is a phenomenon consistent throughout the industrialized nations. Children who are alienated from their fathers are more likely later in life to have emotional/behavioral problems, suffer from depression, drop out of school, fail in their jobs, and suffer from other social problems. I invite you to visit my site devoted to raising awareness on this growing problem:

Darrick Scott-Farnsworth

Set up your own meet up group, and network, because it provides great support in your progress through the system. We also need you to tell your story to 2 people each day, and your Legislators.

The following is a list of groups in Michigan that advocate for children, fathers and equal parenting and hold formal or informal meetings. All information should be confirmed directly with the listed group. Updates to the information should be reported to

A Child’s Right
Meetings held monthly
Contact Info - Executive Director Darrick Scott Farsnworth:

Dads & Moms of Michigan / Lansing Region
Contact - Michael Saxton
Date of first formal meeting to be announced. Location will be Coral Gables in E. Lansing, MI. Guest speakeers and legal roundtables by local Family Law Attorneys.
(989) 292-9192

Children Need Both Parents, Inc.
Contact - Ron Smith
Meets occasionally after email notification at Gateway to Life Christian Day Care Center
235 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

West Michigan DADS
Contact Bob Van Ee
(616) 532-0757
(616) 450-0928 cell
Post Office Box 9922
Wyoming , Michigan 49509-9922

Contact Bob Van Ee
[c] 616.450.0928

Fathers Supporting Fathers
Michigan Chapter
Contact: Chris Paris
1111 25th st.
Menominee, MI 49858

Fathers for Equal Rights
Contact Al Lebow
(248) 354-3080
Meets on the third Wednesday of every Month from 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Oak Park Community Center
14300 Oak Park Blvd
Oak Park, Michigan 48237

Capital Area Fathers for Equal Rights
Contact Dave Wightman
(517) 628-3911
Meets every Monday evening exclusive of holidays from 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Hobies Deli
930 Trowbridge Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823
Hobies: (517) 351-3800

Fathers For Justice USA
Contact Dan Diebolt, Michigan Coordinator
Meets occasionally after email announcement at Guy Hollerin's restaurant in Ann Arbor.
Guy Hollerin's
Holiday Inn North Campus Ann Arbor
3600 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
Holiday Inn: (734) 769-9800

DADS of Michigan
Randall Scotti
(248) 837-5552 cell
Meets on the first Tuesday of each Month 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Meeting Location:
The Birmingham Community House
380 South Bates Street
Birmingham, MI 48009
Located in Downtown Birmingham, call for directions (248) 644-5832.

Dads Helping Dads
Contact Fred Owens
(313) 995-0913
Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the every month from 6:45pm to 8:15pm, in a meeting room at Christus Victor Church, 25535 Ford Rd. (West of Telegraph, East of Beech-Daly), Dearborn Hts., 48127.
Mail Address:
Fred Owens
Dads Helping Dads - Wayne County
3319 Greenfield Rd.
PMB #337
Dearborn, Michigan

Monroe DADS of Michigan
Contact Pat McElligott
(734) 240-0225
Meets every on Wednesdays starting May 17th from 7:30 - 9 p.m. at
Bobby's Kitchen, 15391 S. Dixie Hwy. (Corner of S. Dixie and Dunbar)

Internet Resources
Fathers Rights Coalition Yahoo Group

michdads Yahoo group

DADS of Michigan Homepage

A decade ago a directory used to widelyy circulate listing all the organizations
advocating for children, fathers, joint custody and equal parenting arranged by state. In an effort to rekindle that effort we present a list of groups and internet resources active in Michigan. The following is a list of groups in Michigan that advocate for children, fathers and equal parenting and hold formal or informal meetings. All information should be confirmed directly with the listed group. Updates to the information should be reported to

Darrick Scott-Farnsworth

Considering a state wide ballot proposal to go around the entrenched political log jam which will not even allow a hearing on HB 5114 let alone vote it out of committee. Please let us know if this sounds like something that you'd be willing to help with.

Darrick Scott-Farnsworth

Here is the link to the actual ballot: donate here

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