New California Law Violates Constitution, Parental Rights

On Monday, July 15, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 1955, ironically titled the Support Academic Futures and Educators for Today’s Youth (SAFETY) Act, to prohibit schools from informing parents when their minor children seek to change their pronouns and gender identities at school. Apparently, constitutional law is not the governor’s forte.…

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First-of-Its-Kind School Board Proclamation Passes in Florida

On June 10, 2024, the Indian River Public School board in Florida passed a first-of-its-kind proclamation designating this October as Parental Rights and Appreciation Month. “This initiative, which highlights the vital role of parents and families, is a testament to the strength and unity of our community,” says a post on Parental Rights Florida’s Facebook…

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Letter: US Senate Urged to Track “Hidden Foster Care”

A coalition statement submitted to the United States Senate Finance Committee urges members of the committee and the Senate at large to call for data tracking regarding families divided by the practice of “hidden foster care.” The letter was submitted on June 4 by the Parental Rights Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU),…

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Parental Rights Win in Tennessee!

On Tuesday, May 28, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed into law Senate Bill 2749 (SB 2749), the Families’ Rights and Responsibilities Act. This law, which takes effect July 1, establishes that “[t]he liberty of a parent to the care, custody, and control of the parent’s child, including the right to direct the upbringing, education, health…

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Parental Rights Progress Pauses in Two States

I am so grateful for the support of readers like you, and the tireless efforts of state lawmakers and volunteers who push to build solid parental rights law at the state level. This year has seen several such efforts across the country, including two that have come to a “pause”: Alabama and Illinois. Alabama In…

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Listening to Lived Experience with Sixto Cancel

This week, we’re joined by Sixto Cancel. Sixto is the founder and CEO of Think of Us, a non-profit advocacy organization that seeks to reform and transform the child welfare system, led and guided by people who have been directly impacted by this system. Sixto tells us about the work that Think of Us is doing,…

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Foundation Joins Briefs, Submits Briefs in Michigan TPR Cases

Is it constitutionally acceptable to terminate a parent’s rights if their child can be protected and provided for by a less restrictive means? This is the legal question behind the appeals in two cases currently before the Michigan Supreme Court, and the Parental Rights Foundation has weighed in with a resounding “No!” In fact, we…

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Recapping the National Conference on Parent Representation with Kathleen Creamer

This week, Kathleen Creamer is returning to the EPPiC Broadcast. Kathleen is the managing attorney of the Family Advocacy Unit at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia. This week, Kathleen gives us an overview of many topics under discussions at the ABA Center on Children and the Law’s recent National Conference on Parent Representation, which featured…

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Progress for Parental Rights in Texas with Andrew Brown

What effects would legislation proposed in various states have on families and the states’ child welfare systems? To answer that, we looked to Texas, where the same measures have already become law. This week, we talked with Andrew Brown, vice president of Policy with the Texas Public Policy Foundation, about some of the laws Texas…

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Our Mission to Capitol Hill April 2-3

Michael Ramey, Patti Sullivan, and Sophia Ramey at the US Capitol April 3, 2024. On April 2 and 3, I went to Capitol Hill with Parental Rights Foundation board member and Florida state coordinator Patti Sullivan to present the Parental Rights Amendment and the Families’ Rights and Responsibilities Act to a focused group of congressional…

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