If you haven’t listened to the Parental Rights Foundation’s EPPiC Broadcast podcast lately, you might want to check it out again.

There’s an onslaught of concerning topics and dangerous legislation being discussed in Congress and the media right now. Our guests are here to share with you how these different issues relate to parental rights and what you can do to protect your family.

Recent guests, including Joyce McMillan, Chris Gottlieb, and Marty Guggenheim, are all centered in New York, but their focus is decidedly national. The guests discussed their big-city experiences, along with ways to reform the Adoption and Safe Families Act.

Joyce McMillan is a New York–based parent advocate who got her start when CPS came knocking on her door. She cares deeply because she has been there herself. Her experiences led her to form the Parents Legislative Action Network (PLAN) and JMac for Families to help parents caught up in system. She talked with Michael in the EPPiC Broadcast’s January 19 episode.

On February 2 and 9, respectively, Jim talked first with Chris Gottlieb, then with Marty Guggenheim, both from New York University’s Family Defense Clinic. Chris and Marty each shared their own experiences of how they came to be who they are and do what they do to defend families when CPS wants to tear them apart.

Both have been widely published on matters of family preservation and problems with the child welfare system. Marty especially is a pioneer in family defense advocacy and heads up the NYU School of Law clinic he started decades ago.

Both discussed the problems with the current Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) and shared what they believe would be the best reforms to offer under this new Congress. Word is, Congress wants to reauthorize ASFA, but in a way that adopts some needed reforms. And leaders are looking for groups who can paint a picture of what those reforms should look like.

The Parental Rights Foundation is proud to be working with our allies in United Family Advocates, including Joyce, Marty, and Chris, to put together a picture of reform that will keep families together except as a truly last resort.

The EPPiC Broadcast—“EPPiC” stands for “Empowering Parents, Protecting Children”—recently reached 10,000 total downloads, an exciting milestone for a niche podcast like ours. And we did it thanks to outstanding guests like these, and faithful listeners and supporters like you.

So if you haven’t listened in a while, why not tune in this week and check out these excellent discussions of the last few weeks? And don’t forget to share it with your family and friends, too!

Then, coming up next Tuesday, we will hear from Melissa Moschella of American Catholic University, who will take on the government-first worldview of parental rights opponents like Elizabeth Bartholet and James Dwyer. It is yet another episode you won’t want to miss.

Thank you as always for standing with us and spreading the word to protect children by empowering parents.

Sincerely,

Michael Ramey
Executive Director