It’s an exciting time in our nation’s Capital. It seems that, after several years of inaction, your passion and commitment to your children is paying off as Congress is finally taking action to protect children by empowering parents.
First up, as we told you last week, is the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Reintroduced by Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ), the Amendment already has seven cosponsors, and has a bill number, H.J.Res. 38. We are pounding the pavement on Capitol Hill as we work to add cosponsors and move the Amendment forward, and encourage you to visit (and share with your friends and on social media!) our action page at ParentalRights.org.
Second, Congresswoman Julia Letlow (LA), a mom and educator, has reintroduced her bill, the Parents Bill of Rights Act, to ensure that public schools that receive federal funds are respecting parental rights. Introduced as H.R. 5 with the full support of Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (CA) and House leadership, this bill will be marked up in the Education and Workforce Committee tomorrow, Wednesday, March 8, at 10:15 AM EST. You can find more information and watch the markup live on the Committee’s webpage.
We encourage you to contact your U.S. Representative (no need to contact your two senators just yet) and ask him or her to cosponsor the Parental Rights Amendment (H.J.Res. 38) and to vote in favor of H.R. 5, the Parents Bill of Rights Act. You can find the contact information for your U.S. Representative here, or simply call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.
Your message can be as simple as the following:
It’s time that Congress act to protect children by empowering parents. As your constituent, I want you to act to preserve parental rights for generations to come by cosponsoring the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, H.J.Res. 38. You can contact the sponsor, Representative Debbie Lesko, and ask to be added as a cosponsor. To protect parental rights in public schools right now, I also ask that you vote in favor of H.R. 5, the Parents Bill of Rights Act. Thank you for taking action to preserve our fundamental rights to raise our precious children.
Stay tuned for more updates. And we encourage you to like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter or Instagram. We’re gearing up for our fly-in of our state parental rights leaders the last week of March, and you’re not going to want to miss the exciting photos as we represent YOU on Capitol Hill!