Parental Rights Cosponsor Drive
In order to pass the Parental Rights Amendment we need bipartisan support from those in Congress, and we are planning a Cosponsor Drive for Tuesday, July 21, through Thursday, July 23. In this nationwide effort to get support for the Parental Rights Amendment, we will be calling all members of the U.S. House and Senate who are not already cosponsors. If your U.S. Representative and Senators are not cosponsors, we need you to call them during the three-day Cosponsor Drive.
U.S. Representatives who are not cosponsors of the Parental Rights Amendment:
- Representative G.K. Butterfield (NC-01) - (202) 225-3101
- Representative Bob Etheridge (NC-02) - (202) 225-4531
- Representative David Price (NC-04) - (202) 225-1784
- Representative Virginia Foxx (NC-05) - (202) 225-2071
- Representative Larry Kissell (NC-08) - (202) 225-5711
- Representative Heath Shuler (NC-11) - (202) 225-6401
- Representative Mel Watt (NC-12) - (202) 225-1510
- Representative Brad Miller (NC-13) - (202) 225-3032
If any of these is your Representative, we need you to call their office sometime during our three-day Cosponsor Drive and urge them to cosponsor H.J.Res. 42, the Parental Rights Amendment, in the House (find your Representative by typing your zip code into the box here.) We are especially targeting Congressmen in the Congressional Blue Dog Coalition. Securing this group of Democrats will make the Parental Rights Amendment a truly bi-partisan issue in the House, as it already is among the voters.
If your Representative is not listed above, please send an email thanking them for cosponsoring the Parental Rights Amendment. Thanking those who cosponsor lets them know we appreciate their support. To view the list of current cosponsors, click here.
The Parental Rights Amendment was also introduced in the U.S. Senate this past May by Senator DeMint, and it's time to get Senate cosponsors! Call your Senators and urge them to cosponsor S.J.Res.16, the Parental Rights Amendment, in the Senate.
Senator Richard Burr - (202) 224-3154
Senator Kay Hagan - (202) 224-6342
Thank you for your participation in this important Congressional Phone Blitz right before Congress adjourns for the summer. Senators and Representatives will soon return to their home districts for the August summer work period. ParentalRights.Org is organizing visits to local Congressional offices by 20 constituents with 1,000 activist signatures, to be scheduled during that time. A face-to-face group meeting with your Congressman is an extremely powerful and effective way to communicate clearly the message of the Parental Rights Amendment. If you would like to participate in these local meetings please contact Region 4 Grassroots Coordinator Noah Oberlander (email@example.com).
For more information about the Parental Rights Amendment, visit ParentalRights.org
The main event is our May Conference. Historically located in Winston-Salem, NC, at the Benton Convention Center it is held near the Memorial Day Weekend. This event is one of the largest homeschool events in the country.
Thousands of parents, children and grandparents converge on the Benton to choose from over a hundred workshops, and to examine the wares of scores of vendors.
Held every two years in Raleigh during the long sesson of the North Carolina General Assembly. NCHE arranges a special day full of activities for NC Homeschoolers to meet their legislators, enjoy museums and special workshops on North Carolina's legislative and judicial system.
The last Capital Fest occured March 24, 2009.