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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Tennessee Parental Rights Bill Advances

The Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville This week, a bill in Tennessee to protect parental rights faced a highly contested subcommittee vote…and passed! House Bill 2936, the Family Rights and Responsibilities Act, was scheduled for a vote in the Children and Family Affairs Subcommittee of the Tennessee House on Tuesday, March 19. Opposing the bill…

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Lawsuit Against Parental Rights in Education Act Settled

According to a press release from the office of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday, March 11, a major lawsuit against the state’s Parental Rights in Education Act will be dismissed. The law, which DeSantis signed in 2022, prohibits classroom instruction about sexual orientation or gender identity in K-3 classrooms. It was supported at the…

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Legislative Highlights: Alabama and Illinois

Over the last few weeks, the Parental Rights Foundation has been hard at work in a handful of states that are tackling parental rights bills in their legislatures. Two of those efforts I’d like to highlight this week are in Alabama and Illinois. Alabama: On to the Constitution In Alabama, state Representative Kenneth Paschal introduced…

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Announcing PRF’s New Board of Advisors

I couldn’t be more excited to tell you about a new development in the structure of the Parental Rights Foundation: We’ve formed a brand-new Board of Advisors! For 17 years, starting as ParentalRights.org in 2007 and then as the Parental Rights Foundation from 2014, our organization has gathered and shared some of the best scholarship…

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Week in Richmond Brings Mixed Results

Photo: Parental Rights Foundation President Michael Ramey at the Virginia State Capitol on on January 30, 2024. Two weeks ago, I alerted you to a bill in Virginia that would rob parents of important due process protections and let the Department of Social Services (DSS) coerce innocent parents into signing their children into the care…

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Parental Rights Legislation in Indiana, Virginia, and Elsewhere

The 2024 legislative session is in full swing in 40 states, so it’s not surprising that several of them have already introduced bills to address parental rights. In this email, I will focus on a few of these that already demand our attention. Good Indiana Bill Faces Opposition In Indiana, SB 46 would add a…

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Take Action: New Parental Rights Bill in Congress

This week, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and James Lankford (R-OK) introduced S.3571, The Families’ Rights and Responsibilities Act (FRRA), in the US Senate. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) introduced the companion bill, H.6934, in the U.S. House. The aim of these bills from a legal standpoint is to protect the traditional, natural role of parents in…

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California and Texas on the Same Path

It’s not often we see the California legislature following the same path as Texas. But that’s what happened this year when both states adopted laws to curtail or end anonymous reports to their child abuse hotlines, pushing for confidential reporting instead. Texas passed House Bill 63 on June 9 and it went into effect on…

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The Victories Start with You

We’ve been celebrating victories all summer, starting with the passage of a fundamental parental rights bill in North Dakota on May 6 and going through the passage of North Carolina’s Parents’ Bill of Rights by veto override on August 16, with wins in Iowa and Alabama along the way. But these wins and others like…

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