Thursday, July 15, 2010
Big News on SR 519!
We are very excited to announce three new cosponsors on Senate Resolution 519, which opposes U.S. ratification of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child. Just in the last few hours, Senators Pat Roberts (R-Kansas), Sam Brownback (R-Kansas) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) have signed on as official cosponsors!
This brings us to 25 cosponsors, which is a rarity in the U.S. Senate. And when we consider that SR 519 was introduced just 2 months ago, this kind of support is very encouraging. It shows that Senators are listening, and that they understand our desire to have Americans making laws for Americans.
Your calls and our Declaration Campaign have also been very effective. If one (or two!) of these is your senator, please consider sending a thank you card to their nearest local office (for an address, visit parentalrights.org/States, click on your state, then click on the senator’s name).
It has been an exciting week for stopping the UN’s CRC, and we would like to see that continue. With only 9 cosponsors to go, we are hopeful that some who have not yet signed on will look closer and join. But we need you to help us keep their attention!
Please take a moment now to visit parentalrights.org/status and check the status of your own senators. If they’re in orange, they’ve signed on. If not, their phone number is provided – please give them a call and urge them to cosponsor SR 519. (If you need some talking points, find those here.) Tell them ParentalRights.org asked you to call – this will aid our lobbying efforts when we go to visit them on your behalf.
Together, we can protect the right of children to have their interests protected by parents who love them!
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