AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
May 16, 2012
Parental Rights Amendment on the Move!
As you may recall there’s been an ongoing effort to get a Parental Rights Amendment to the US Constitution passed in order to protect parental rights from UN intrusion. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child poses many problems and if that treaty is ratified by the US Senate, all parental rights laws in the US will be null and void!
Click here to read the language of the proposed constitutional amendment.
If you have additional questions about the Parental Rights Amendment, click here.
The Parental Rights Amendment has been introduced in both the US Senate and the US House. Only South Carolina’s two senators have signed on as co-sponsors to the Senate version! Additionally, in the US House not one Pennsylvania Congressman has signed on as a co-sponsor!
FYI: Steps have also been taken on the state level to encourage the US Senate not to ratify the treaty. Here in Pennsylvania HR 97 was introduced by Rep. Will Tallman on Feb. 25, 2011, and submitted to the House Children and Youth Committee March 1, 2011. It remains in that committee over a year later! This is “A Resolution memorializing the Congress of the United States to pass the Parental Rights Amendment and submit it to the states for ratification.”
HR 501 was introduced by Rep. Tallman and 7 cosponsors on Nov. 15, 2011. This is “A Resolution memorializing the Senate of the United States to reject the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.” It was referred to the same committee as HR 97 and also remains there.
1.) Contact Senator Pat Toomey and Senator Bob Casey, Jr. and ask them to contact Senator Jim DeMint in order to become an original co-sponsor of the bill. There is currently no bill number, simply tell their staff to “Ask the Senator to contact Senator DeMint to become a co-sponsor of the Parental Rights Amendment.” Click here for contact information.
2.) Contact your US Congressman and ask that he or she become a co-sponsor of the House version of the amendment. Again there is no bill number, tell your Congressman’s staff to “Ask the Congressman to contact Representative Trent Franks to become a co-sponsor of the Parental Rights Amendment.” Click here for contact info.