Tuesday, January 25, 2011
January 25, 2010
Big Victories, Bigger to Come
In the last two weeks, we have met two important goals in our efforts to promote the Parental Rights Amendment, each pointing to even bigger things to come.
First goal: a resolution in each of 40 states to encourage Congress to propose the Parental Rights Amendment. As of today, efforts are underway in 44 states (remember, Louisiana and South Dakota already passed resolutions in 2010). In the days ahead we will see many of these resolutions receive bill numbers, come out of committee, go to the floor for a vote, and eventually get adopted. Every resolution passed is big news for us, and as we pass 10, 20, 30…. Well, the news just gets bigger!
Second goal: 1000 screenings of “The Child.” We reached that number last Friday! Based on responses from volunteers across the country, we know screenings beget other screenings as people watching the film understand the urgency to pass this message along. Now that 1000 screenings have been scheduled, we have confidence in the prospect of reaching 2000, 3000, and so on. Schedule yours now at parentalrights.org/thechild
Now, what we have not done in the last two weeks is launch a call blitz. With the new Congress, new leadership and a new agenda, plus the fact that everyone is taking the Parental Rights Amendment very seriously in this Congress, things on Capitol Hill are taking longer than expected. While we never like delays, the fact is these are exciting developments indicative of the stature to which the PRA has grown in a very short time. So, I thank you for your patience, and I will let you know about that call blitz when things are ready, whenever that may be.
In the meantime, here are a few things we need you to do:
► Secure petition signers. Send them to parentalrights.org/petition, and have them be sure to enter their state so they can count toward both the federal Amendment and your state’s resolution.
► Show “The Child.” It answers people’s questions and helps convince them of the need for the Parental Rights Amendment – but only if they see it. You are the one who can make that happen. Visit parentalrights.org/thechild to sign up.
► Give. Visit parentalrights.org/donate and make your contribution. The economy has hit us hard, and we need to finish this year strong to continue to provide all the resources and coordinate all the efforts at the state and federal level that we do right now.
Thank you for your continued role in protecting our families. These victories are all thanks to you, and our future successes will be as well.
Director of Communications and Research