Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Parental Rights- Honoring Inspiring Parents

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Honoring Inspiring Parents
We were humbled and inspired by the devotion of CWO Edward Cantrell and Indiana mother Stephanie Decker, who risked and sacrificed to save their children. In the two weeks since we shared their stories, there have been a number of headlines about other parents going to great lengths to protect, defend, or rescue their kids, but none have been as dramatic as these two.

And that’s okay. Not all parents will face down death for their child’s sake. But they all invest their lives in one form or another.

As promised last week, we are now accepting submissions for a publication with the working title, “Parents Who Inspire.” (The final title is not yet determined.) Here’s what we’re looking for and how the process will work:

What We're Looking For
We are seeking stories on the theme, “Parents Who Inspire.” Stories should be by children or acquaintances of the parents whose story is deserving of recognition. Did your mom or dad make sacrifices for you, or otherwise inspire you to become who you are today? Perhaps it was the parent of a childhood friend whose sacrifice impacted your life. Tell us their story.

Submissions should be 600-1,500 words in length, and need to be in one of the following 4 formats: doc, docx, rtf, or pdf.

Please keep in mind that we are not looking for first-person hero stories. Many of you go above and beyond fighting for your kids every day, against judges, bureaucrats, or someone else. While we salute your efforts, this is not a forum for getting that story out. Instead, perhaps you could share the story of the one who taught you to sustain that fight.

How It Will Work
Visit parentalrights.org/submissions and complete the brief interest form to submit your story. You will receive a reply email including the release form we need to use your work. Simply reply to the email granting your permission and release, attach your submission to that reply, and send it back to us. (See step-by-step directions on the web page.)

We will read the stories, pick out the best and most inspiring, and edit and compile the publication. Not all submissions will be used, but those writers whose stories are included will receive a free copy of the finished work.

When the publication is ready, it will be made available through our website both as an incentive to donate to ParentalRights.org and as a means to spread the passion for parents that will fuel the passage of the Parental Rights Amendment.

Submissions must be received by 5:00 EDT on April 23, 2012. So get your story in today!


Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research
P.O. Box 1090 Purcellville, VA 20134 * (540)-751-1200 * info@parentalrights.org

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