1. The Mothers March in Washington was fabulous! We assembled in front of the U.S. Department of Justice with our signs, banners, new Safe Child Coalition flag and white Mothers of Lost Children T shirts. Karen Anderson, Executive Director of CA Protective Parents Association, gave the Attorney General's public relations officer a packet explaining the family court situation and documentation of the destruction of evidence during an audit by Marin County family court. We then marched to the U. S. Senate buildings where we fanned out in teams to attend appointments with U. S. Senate aides. We all had the same request: Congressional hearings. The aides were appalled at what we told them. We ended the day with a wonderful photo at the Sewall Belmont house, headquarters of the suffragists a century ago.
The next day we stood vigil in front of the White House for an hour before joining the huge One Nation demonstration at the Lincoln Memorial. Thanks to everyone who came, and everyone who supported us in so many ways. We believe our two events this year will have historic significance. Pictures and press clips will be posted soon.
What can you do to help now? Follow up is crucial. Please write a letter to your two U.S. Senators with the same request: we need Congressional hearings. They need to hear directly from their constituents. Locate your Senators at www.senate.gov. Faxed personal letters are more significant than emails. If you decide to remain anonymous, tell the Senator you fear judicial retaliation and must use a pseudonym.
The Honorable ________
Re: Request for Congressional hearings on the failure of family court to protect
Dear Senator ________:
I am writing to urge you to schedule Congressional hearings on the failure of
family courts to protect children, and the retaliation against mandated reporters
and parents who report child sexual and physical abuse. The scope of this
problem is staggering: nationally, over 1000 children per week are placed with
their identified batterers or molesters by family courts.www.leadershipcouncil.org
Children are being maimed and killed in completely preventable tragedies. As your
constituent, I want you to know this is happening in our state. It has happened
to my children.
2. Press Conference at Marin Courthouse on Tuesday Oct 12. Center for Judicial Excellence invites you to a picket and press conference one week from today. More than 1,000 flyers have been distributed in Marin, San Francisco and Alameda counties in the past week by three great moms.
You can register by clicking this link, then clicking the button at the bottom of the page that says "Register." Your name will not show publicly. If you are bringing any friends or family or guests, please be sure to add them to your registration.
Let me know if you need a place to stay if you are coming from out of town.
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