‼️Parents are winning in several states‼️

in #familyprotection5 months ago

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Due to the fact that ordinary mom’s and dad’s with dedication made your voices heard to your elected officials it’s starting to pay off.

While enacting laws (especially good laws!) can generally take years and multiple legislative sessions, we have seen some victories already this year.

Numerous states have introduced Bills to preserve parental rights

The following 14 states already have these laws on the books:
West Virginia, Kansas, Michigan, Texas, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada Virginia, Oklahoma, Idaho Wyoming, Florida and Montana

Various other states below are working to join above states or they are trying to reinforce the existing laws in order to protect Parental Rights. The curriculum is included in many of these bills to ensure that parents with children in public schools have access to the curriculum in order to know what is teached to their children.

Colorado:
(Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-22-1071[III]) already has this public policy which support parental rights.
They are introducing House Bill 22-1236, The Parent’s Bill Of Rights. https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2022A/bills/2022a_1236_01.pdf

It will give teeth to current law by stating: “The state, any political subdivision of the state, or any other governmental entity or institution shall not infringe upon the fundamental right of a parent to direct the upbringing, education, and health care of the parent’s minor child without demonstrating that the compelling governmental interest, as applied to the minor child involved, is of the highest order, is narrowly tailored, and cannot be accomplished in a less restrictive manner.

Florida:
ParentalRights.org in 2021 led

the introduction and passage of one of the strongest parental rights bills in the nation. It was codified at Fla. Stat. § 1014.03 and has serve as a model across the nation.
This year, House Bill 1557, Parental Rights in Education
https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/1557
This Bill is for extra protection for children in public schools. It already passed has passed the Florida legislature and in the final stages before Governor Ron DeSantis.

Georgia:
Recently passed in the House, was House Bill 1178, the Parents’ Bill of Rights, https://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/61677on a 98–68 vote and is pending in the Senate.

Hawaii:
House Bill 2295, The Parental Bill of Rights, https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=2295&year=2022
has been introduced and is assigned to a committee for study. Once it’s released by the committee, it will be voted on.
Kansas:
It’s a state that already has as a fundamental right, protected parental rights,

(see Kan. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 38-141(2)(b) and Kan. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 60-5305(a)(1)),
The new bill, Senate Bill 496, The Parents’ Bill of Rights, http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2021_22/measures/sb496/ will strengthen the existing law and was introduced by the Senate Committee on Education.
Michigan:
Also a state that has protected parental rights, as a fundamental right since 1996.
(Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 380.10),
A new bill, House Bill 5703,
https://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(rnihvucpk0fir4z0cfmo4ggu))/mileg.aspx page=getObject&objectName=2022-HB-5703, would require the public display of the Bill at board meetings and in school district offices. This is to
remind elected officials of their duty to respect the rights of parents.

H.B. 5703 was already passed with by a vote of 106-85 in the Michigan House and is now pending in the Senate Education Committee.

Minnesota:

House File 3444, The Parent’s Bill of Rights, https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.phpf=HF3444&y=2022&ssn=0&b=houseand a companion bill in the Senate, Senate File 3064, have been introduced to protect parental rights as a fundamental right. Both bills are currently pending in committee.

Missouri:
The Parents’ Bill of Rights Act, House Bill 1858, https://house.mo.gov/bill.aspx?bill=HB1858&year=2022&code=R on a 15–6 vote, has passed out of its first committee. Currently this bill is now pending before a second committee.

New Hampshire:
House Bill 1431, The Parents’ Bill of Rights, http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billinfo.aspx?id=1378 successfully passed in the New Hampshire House. On 15 March 2022, it was passed with 181–157 vote and is now pending in the Senate.

Pennsylvania:
Senate Bill 996, The Parental Rights Protection Act, https://www.palegis.us/choose/?RequestedPage=%2Fcfdocs%2Fbillinfo%2Fbillinfo%2Ecfm%3Fsyear%3D2021%26sind%3D0%26body%3DS%26type%3DB%26bn%3D0996&CFID=544990917&CFTOKEN=35565347 has been introduced to the committee and is now pending.

Rhode Island:

House Bill 7138, The Parents Bill of Rights Act, https://www.palegis.us/choose/?RequestedPage=%2Fcfdocs%2Fbillinfo%2Fbillinfo%2Ecfm%3Fsyear%3D2021%26sind%3D0%26body%3DS%26type%3DB%26bn%3D0996&CFID=544990917&CFTOKEN=35565347 was introduced. Unfortunately it is still held in committee for further study.
South Dakota:
This state has no Bill yet to put in place the fundamental right of a parent. House Bill 1246, https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/23092 was introduced in the House.
Parental rights, president, Will Estrada, testified before the House Judiciary Committee, and the bill unanimously passed out of committee. It then passed the House on a 63–5 vote. However, despite such a strong showing in the House, the Senate Judiciary Committee unfortunately killed the bill for this session.

Wisconsin:

Assembly Bill 963, https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2021/proposals/ab963a parental rights bill, has passed both the Assembly (by a vote of 60–34) and Senate (by a vote of 19–12) and has been transmitted to Governor Tony Evers.

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Parentalrights.org also works on the following positive legislation.

House Bill 1612, https://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billinfo.aspx?id=1143&inflect=2 In New Hampshire on March 15, passed in the house with a 175–161 vote and is pending in the US Senate. This Bill is about protecting families against unnecessary investigations of Child Protective Services by replacing anonymous reporting about child neglect and abuse to confidential reporting.
Second, ParentalRights.org works on legislation to protect innocent families from the trauma of unnecessary CPS investigations. In New Hampshire, which would replace reporting of child abuse and neglect with confidential reporting, passed the House on March 15 on a 175–161 vote and is pending in the Senate.

ParentalRights.org is also working to oppose dangerous legislation.

We are pleased to report that a dangerous grandparent visitation bill in West Virginia that would have stripped parental rights from the law has died in committee. While we recognize the incredible role that loving grandparents and great-grandparents play in their grandchildren’s lives, not every situation is ideal, and state law must respect the decisions of fit parents. And a dangerous curriculum transparency bill in Ohio that inexplicably requires private and homeschools to publish their curriculum has stalled and is going nowhere.

These victories cannot be achieved without dedicated dad’s, mom’s, grandparents, and other supporters of parental rights. It’s because supporters like the above, had read ParentalRight’s action alerts and acted upon it, by calling state legislators.

Together, we are hard at work in state legislatures across the nation to support these efforts, and the results have been incredible!

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Sources & image source
https://parentalrights.org/parents-efforts-around-the-country-starting-to-pay-off/
Links of Bills inside post.

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This is good news, but isn't strange that we have to fight for a right that is already ours to begin with. What has the world come to.

Yes, that's true @markwhittam we are living in strange times, but I am grateful that there is laws to protect parents and childrens's rights. Social media plays a huge role these days to shine the spotlight on injustices. Not so easy to hide it anymore. Thank you so much for commenting.

Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day

Thank you.

This is a very positive development. As a parent myself, I would like to know what is being taught to my children.

Thank you so much for reading and commenting. Yes, it's positive, I hope more states will follow.