Now we urgently need your calls to your Maryland Senator to ask him or her to ensure that SB 566 is brought up for a committee vote.
SB 566 guarantees that “[a] parent has the fundamental right to direct the upbringing, education, care, and welfare of the parent’s child.”
This is a terrific bill that will require the government to treat parental rights as the fundamental constitutional rights that they are, as recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court in a consistent string of cases dating back 100 years to Meyer v. Nebraska (1923).
Please contact your Maryland Senator and urge a committee vote in support of SB 566 in the Senate Judicial Proceeding Committee.
Your message, which should be in your own words, can be as simple as this:
I am calling to ask my senator to support SB 566, Fundamental Parental Rights. The vital role of a parent in the life of a child must be protected. It’s time for Maryland law to catch up with a hundred years of U.S. Supreme Court precedent and protect these rights with the respect they deserve. If my senator is on the Committee on Judicial Proceedings, I ask him or her to call for a committee vote of SB 566, and to support SB 566.
If you email your lawmaker, you might include this link to our video explaining why this legislation is so important: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cqRWQa6e28
Thank you for standing with us to protect children by empowering parents through common sense legislation like SB 566 in the Maryland legislature.