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The PRA in 2016?

With your help, we could see the Parental Rights Amendment (PRA) adopted before the next presidential election.

No, this isn’t a guarantee. It is too soon for that. There are still too many variables, too many pieces that need to fall into place.

But it is a very real possibility.

The first thing that has to happen, though, is the election this November of enough congressmen and senators who will support the parental rights effort.

The new House and Senate will convene in January, 2015. With enough support for the PRA going in, we can make a concerted effort to secure its passage in both houses within the year. Then, when state legislatures convene in 2016, its ratification can be at the top of their to-do list. (Those with year-round legislatures won’t even have to wait that long!)

Imagine it. With your help, we can see the PRA adopted before we even vote on President Obama’s successor in 2016!

But it all starts with this November’s elections. And that’s where our pledge comes in. does not endorse a particular party or candidate. However, we are working to post for your information a list of candidates who support the PRA, based on the pledges we have received or an incumbent’s cosponsorship of the PRA in their chamber of Congress. Though the list is still incomplete, we are growing it at

Check the list to see who has declared their support in your House and Senate races. Check back as Election Day approaches and as hopefully more pledges are received.

If pledges haven’t been sent to the candidates in your district yet and you would like to help, you can see the step-by-step instructions here. (We are sending those pledges out slowly, but volunteers really speed up the process!)

Wouldn’t it be nice to know that no matter who is sworn in as president in 2017, they will swear “to preserve, protect, and defend [a] Constitution” that includes your parental rights?

With your help through the coming months, there is a good chance that we can make that dream a reality.


Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research

P.S. – If you can support the dream with just a $5 monthly donation (or $50 annual) this month you will receive access to our October Elite Membership packet on “Teaching Active and Adventurous Children,” featuring Institute for Excellence in Writing’s Andrew Pudewa. Andrew’s insights can help you connect with your adventurous child, however he or she is schooled.

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