From The Center for Judicial Excellence:
It’s August Recess — and federal lawmakers are home in their Districts until Labor Day!
Now is your chance to get your House Rep signed on
as a co-sponsor of H Con Res 72 to prioritize child safety in family courts!
Join us for a one-hour advocacy training with Kathleen Russell, Executive Director of the Center for Judicial Excellence, and Connie Valentine, the Founder of the California Protective Parents Association to learn:
- What does H Con Res 72 say?
- What happens when it passes the House of Representatives?
- How do I schedule a meeting, and with whom?
- Who and what should I bring to the meeting?
- What should I say there?
- How should I follow up?
- What is most effective? (hint: good legislators supporting good laws!)
To RSVP for the ZOOM call, send your: name, county, state, phone number and email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will receive a personal invitation via email after speaking with us to ensure that this call is a good fit for you! Together, we will do this!!
Also, join us this September 9, 10, 11 and 12 in Washington DC! We will train protective parents on Sunday afternoon to lobby for child safety in family courts and then fan out for three days of meetings to seek even more H Con Res 72 co-sponsors and supporters.
If you can get yourselves to DC, we can put you to work for child safety!
Let’s Do This!
Current list: Cosponsors: H.Con.Res.72 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
For those of you outside of the WordPress loop, the following was posted today by Joy Victory.
Coincidentally, we opened a new page today called, “Say What You Need to Say.”
Who are we as a country if we can’t speak freely?
Who are we as individuals if we don’t speak from our hearts, telling the truth to all who will listen?
Who are we as citizens if we don’t know the truth?
Support the First Amendment with 1 for All
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
But now more than ever, this national tragedy has made me grateful for the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. While the oil continues to spew, the media — WordPress.com bloggers included — have been on the frontlines, making sure that Americans and everyone the world over know what is really happening in the Gulf of Mexico.
The oil spill has also made me realize how fragile this freedom is — as the Associated Press reported, “journalists covering the Gulf of Mexico oil spill have been yelled at, kicked off public beaches and islands and threatened with arrest …”
Which is why I’m happy to announce that WordPress.com is a proud supporter of the 1 for All campaign that launches today with the simple goal of raising awareness about the First Amendment. We join more than 1,000 media outlets who have partnered with 1 for All, and we have a special connection to the project — their site is hosted on WordPress.com.
Any U.S. resident is welcome to enter their “How Free Can You Be?” contest by submitting photos, videos and stories that illustrate First Amendment liberties. Back here on WordPress.com, please tag any posts you write about this topic with “First Amendment.” And since we know many of you don’t live in the United States, we welcome all readers — regardless of where you live — to discuss civil liberties in your country, as well. Please tag those posts with “human rights.”
Born and raised on the Texas Gulf Coast, I’ve spent the past few months trying to wrap my head around the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent massive oil spill that is now ruining the coastline from Louisiana to Florida. At times, I have to turn off the news, as the images of dying wildlife hit me deep in my gut.