Sunday, November 12, 2017

CA: Civil Rights Defense Training Workshop: Sacramento~Nov. 17-18th

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Who: Civil Rights Attorney, L. Wallace Pate and Rosie Vincent, Family Advocate
What: Civil Rights Defense Training
When: Friday November 17th~6-9PM with 1 hour Q&A and
            Saturday the 18th~
8-9-Noon...break for lunch and follow up with Q&A
                                             plus 1 hour more if needed? AND 3-6pm

Where: Folsom VFW (Get Directions)
Please coordinate with Christi Ashley, Krista Ricci, Julie Su Brown, Pamela Olsen with Save Our Children. I would like you all to also connect with Fatima Brown so she can help connect others to
this meeting. (All members on FB)

If you are in the San Francisco area please coordinate with Michelle Chan as we will be San Francisco on Sunday the 19th.
  • Please bring all papers and documents with you and if you can make it to both areas I suggest that you do. 
Even though Wallace is a civil rights attorney she guides a lot of parents on how to get their children back! Please share this post.

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  • Civil Rights Violations
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Folsom VFW

Stuff for me to do:

@Chuck Ferrari can you make a template of some sign-up sheet/parent forms? they must be individual forms for privacy issues and on that form it will have the name and phone number and what they would like to be involved in the movement what can they do as well as a brief of their case information if they want

@Chuck Ferrari can also format something he's great at it I'm not really remembering what Krista has sorry

also please when we make up a flyer or post on this meeting please ask parents to bring their detention report, petition report and jurisdiction report as well as their last minute order. Those are all separate but in my opinion I would just bring everything but I have those particularly set aside. Then she needs someone to print out a blank petition so she can explain all the codes 300 A-J so parents can know and understand So they respond accordingly

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Parental Rights Amendment is Being Reintroduced: Share the News!!!

The PR Amendment Is Being Reintroduced!

Exciting Days Ahead

[Sent 5/24/17]
The school year may be winding down, but things are just about to take off here at The biggest item on the near horizon is the introduction of the Parental Rights Amendment (PRA) in both houses of Congress, which I expect to see very soon. But that’s not all that’s taking place during that time.

Movement in Maine - Main Supporters, Please Contact Lawmakers
For starters, our effort to pass parental rights legislation in Maine will face its final hurdles over the next several weeks. Supporters in the Pine Cone State are asked to contact your lawmakers and urge them to support Rep. Ellie Espling’s LD472. (If you haven’t already seen it, look for an update in the next couple of days with details and a link to find your Maine lawmakers – but if you already know how to contact them and what to say, there’s no need to wait; you can contact them today.)

Working to Change Child Welfare Laws
Next, the bipartisan coalition we’ve been telling you about will be meeting with Congressional staffers next week to spell out needed changes to child welfare laws. Together with our friends across the political spectrum, we plan to show that existing laws encourage states to intrude in homes unnecessarily. Then, we’ll enlist champions to amend those laws to keep families together instead.

Drumroll…Reintroduction of the Parental Rights Amendment in Both Houses
As I mentioned at the top, though, the biggest event of the summer will be the reintroduction of the Parental Rights Amendment in both houses of Congress.

With new leadership, a new administration, and big projects like tax reform underway, Washington is somewhat challenging right now, which means even common causes like parental rights move slowly. But we have strong supporters on Capitol Hill who understand that you want to protect your children. We are coordinating with them now to bring the Parental Rights Amendment back to Congress and ultimately make it a reality.

Once we have all the exact dates and details ironed out, we will need your help to get as many initial cosponsors on board as possible. So watch for that coming call blitz.

In the meantime, hang on tight. We’re in for an exciting ride in the weeks ahead!


Michael T. Ramey
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

NY: Is Your Home Your Castle ----or Not?

Like this castle, the Fourth Amendment offers private citizens protection.

Home School Legal Defense Association is appealing a judge’s erroneous ruling in favor of a police officer who forcibly entered a member family’s home.

Earlier this spring, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York determined that Lt. Joseph Buccilli could not have known he was doing wrong because the law in question is not specific enough. We have appealed in order to show not only that the officer clearly violated the Fourth Amendment, but that he did so in a way that adds to a troubling law enforcement trend.

The case began late in 2012 when HSLDA sued on behalf of Timothy, LuAnn and Joseph (Joe) Batt. On April 17, 2012, Buccilli forced his way into the Batt home without a warrant, ostensibly to investigate a tip alleging concerns about the care of LuAnn’s elderly father.

Dodging the Constitution?

At issue in this case are so-called welfare checks, which we believe are being used by some officials to circumvent constitutional protection for private citizens to be safe and secure in their homes.

Thanks in part to advocacy by HSLDA, most social services investigators no longer contend that they are exempt from Fourth Amendment restrictions. Instead, it seems more and more caseworkers are asking police to conduct “welfare checks,” apparently under the belief that the U.S. Constitution does not require warrants for state officials who are just checking on someone’s safety.

And in fact, the Western District judge did determine that the officer in the Batt case does enjoy qualified immunity, without ruling on whether he violated the Constitution.

Appealing to the Law

We contend that the judge is wrong and that the Batts’ rights were violated.

Numerous opinions in federal courts all the way up to the Supreme Court specifically declare that warrantless welfare checks in the home are subject to traditional Fourth Amendment analysis. Unless there is a clearly defined emergency, a state official simply cannot enter a home without a court order.

We intend to make this case when we file our opening brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

The outcome is important not just for the family’s sake, but because of the principles involved. As HSLDA has held since the time of our founding in 1983, the Fourth Amendment right of individuals to be protected in their own homes is not only a fundamental civil liberty; it complements the right of parents to direct the education of their children from the sanctuary of home.

As Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Cooley stated in 1868:
“The maxim that ‘every man’s house is his castle’ is made a part of our constitutional law in the clauses prohibiting unreasonable searches and seizures, and has always been looked upon as of high value to the citizen.”

For more information, visit our Batt case page.
Darren Jones DARREN JONES Litigation attorney


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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Drama (and Victory) in the Wyoming Senate

Prime example of just a Few working with Their legislators
Another Post from the Parental Rights Organization, whose vision is to :
Empower Parents to Protect Children
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Drama (and Victory) in the Wyoming Senate

March 7, 2017
We were steps from the finish line, yet it suddenly appeared victory would be snatched from our grasp. The fate of House Bill 153 on Parental Rights in the Wyoming Senate came down to the last minute, and tested our ability – your ability – to respond quickly.

The drama began Thursday, February 23, when volunteer State Coordinator Jan Loftus alerted us that time was running out: Rep. Mark Jennings had expertly guided House bill 153 to passage in the Wyoming House, 50-7, in January. But if it wasn’t placed on the Senate calendar by the next day (Feb. 24), there wouldn’t be time for it to pass. So we alerted our Wyoming supporters, who contacted the senators in charge of scheduling and urged them to hear the bill. Rep. Jennings and some of his colleagues reached out as well. By Thursday night, the bill was scheduled for first read on Friday.

Friday morning I had the privilege of speaking with Sen. Kinskey, who would speak for the bill in the Senate. We discussed areas of pushback he could anticipate, such as a clear understanding of the Troxel Supreme Court case that makes a bill like this necessary.

Friday afternoon, after a floor debate that included support from Sen. Anthony Bouchard and the answers we’d worked out with Sen. Kinskey, the bill passed on first reading by a vote of 17-10. It looked like a victory, but it would not pass final (3rd) reading if the Senate remained split. Changes would have to be made by the next session day – and now it was Friday night.

The weekend involved emails between and our contacts in Wyoming. How could we respond to those who feared parents suing schools over curriculum? Would this harm Wyoming’s grandparent visitation law? Could this or that be amended or cut?

Finally, 2nd reading on Monday saw an amended version of HB 153 that would satisfy most of the senators who had concerns, without hurting the purpose of the measure. The aim of HB 153 – to secure parental rights as fundamental rights protected by strict judicial scrutiny – remained within reach. And it passed 2nd reading. We were one step away from victory!

Then came the last-second plot twist. Tuesday, 11:40 a.m. Eastern Time (9:40 a.m. in Wyoming) we got word that an amendment would be proposed to strip out “Section B” of the bill – the section containing strict scrutiny protection.

We had to get pressure on senators to reject the amendment. HB 153 without Section B would serve no purpose at all. But it was already too late; the session would start in 20 minutes.

We knew Sen. Kinskey would stand firm to protect the purpose of the bill. And Sen. Bouchard knew (he asked, so we told him) that if the bill lost Section B, we saw no reason to pass it. So he, too, would stand against the effort to change it.

But where would the support they needed come from? There was no way to get the message out in time, so we sent it anyway and hoped for a miracle.
Then we got one.

Bills up for 2nd and 3rd reading are generally taken up before lunchtime, but that day things moved slowly. And since HB 153 was the only contested bill up for 3rd reading, it was shoved to the bottom of the pile.

That means senators broke for lunch – and got to hear from their constituents – before the bill came up for discussion.

We don’t know how many emails the senators received. We do know that the threatened amendment was brought to the floor Tuesday afternoon and failed, 9 in favor to 21 against. Then HB 153, with strict scrutiny still intact, received its final Senate vote and passed 25 to 5.

Wyoming’s parental rights bill is not law yet. Though the House voted March 1 to concur with the Senate’s amended version by a vote of 53-7, it still awaits the governor’s signature. [Breaking: The governor has scheduled a bill signing for HB 153 on Thursday, March 9, at 1:30 p.m.] But we believe the real moment of decision was Tuesday afternoon.

Wyoming supporters came through and
made their voices heard.

We are grateful for the opportunity to work with parental rights heroes like House sponsor Mark Jennings, Senators kinskey and Bouchard, and each of our Wyoming supporters who called or emailed last week. Together we are able to accomplish great things for the cause of families and parental rights!

I am also grateful for each one of you. When we ask you to email or call, you get the job done. When we need you to alert us to bad bills or help us champion good ones, you rise to the occasion. And your financial support is literally the only means for our survival. Our organization would not exist without you!

So, thank you for standing with us as we champion parental rights in the states and in the U.S. Congress. The prize remains before us; let’s go take it!
Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Texas, We Have a Problem

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Empower Parents to Protect Children
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-- February 28, 2017 logoThe editorial board of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram ran a blistering commentary on Tuesday (Feb. 21) about the state’s damaged Child Protective Services (CPS) agency and the rise of child sex trafficking.

“The child welfare system is in desperate need of reform,” 
the board wrote, paired with this tragic statement: “No child should ever be in the position that a pimp is the most appealing option for housing and food.”

For this reason is proud to be working with other organizations in a national coalition to promote reform at the federal level. We believe we can help sort out problems at the state level by improving the rules imposed on the states to receive federal funds.

Meanwhile, there are two Texas bills (unrelated to CPS) that we can get behind.
Both bills deal with “conservatorship,” the term used in Texas law to refer to the legal rights and responsibilities involved in the parent-child relationship. “Conservatorship” in Texas is synonymous with “custody” in most other states.
  • SB816 incorporates a presumption that a parent is a fit parent (unless clear evidence shows otherwise) into the “best interest of the child” standard when it is applied to original conservatorship decisions (not just the modifications). Such decisions would include separation or divorce situations as well as CPS investigations.
  • SB815 incorporates the legal presumption that appointing parents rather than CPS or another adult as their child’s conservator is in their child’s best interest. Similar presumptions already exist in many parts of Texas law, but it has not been specified in instances when a conservator (custody) arrangement is up for modification.
By monitoring and supporting bills like these and working to change federal and state laws, we can protect children by empowering parents. But we can’t do it alone! It’s your continued support that enables us to stand up for this vital cause. Thank you for your partnership in protecting children.
Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research


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Thursday, February 23, 2017

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