This afternoon at 3:00 (EDT), Representative Pete Hoekstra (MI) and Senator Jim DeMint (SC) will hold a joint press conference at Upper Senate Park, next to the Russell Office Building in Washington, D.C., to announce the introduction of the Parental Rights Amendment in both houses of Congress. Perhaps you will be able to catch a glimpse of it this evening on the national news!
Introducing the Amendment, of course, is only the beginning – and now the clock is ticking. Today’s announcement will no doubt get the attention of opponents to the Amendment, and we will have to stay ahead of them in the race to secure two-thirds votes in both the House and Senate. That’s why now, more than ever, we need your continued support.
The Call for Champions
The Parental Rights Amendment has sponsors to champion its passage in the U.S. House of Representatives and in the U.S. Senate, but we still need support at the grassroots level to get the number of votes we’re going to need: 290 in the House and 67 in the Senate. We need you to be a Champion where you live to protect children by empowering their parents through passage of the Parental Rights Amendment.
Get Off the Sidelines!
Here is what we need YOU to do TODAY:
1. Sign the petition at ParentalRights.org.
2. Sign up as a 10-and-2 Representative
Visit ParentalRights.org’s 10-and-2 page to
download instructions and materials, then enlist
10 people to sign the online petition and recruit
2 more to serve as 10-and-2 Representatives
3. Sign up as a 10-and-2 Recruiter
Email [email protected] to sign up
and to answer any questions. Recruiters enlist
ten (10) or more people to be 10-and-2
4. Forward this email to everyone you can possibly think of!
Ideas include your entire email address book,
blog lists, local radio stations, community, civic
and church organizations, and the like.
5. Become a member of ParentalRights.org and post your decals
Anyone giving $25 or more at
ParentalRights.org/donate becomes a member
and will receive 2 window decals to post on
your car, or next to your home front door.
6. Contact Congress
If your Representative is not on the list of
supporters already, email or call them and ask,
“Why aren’t you a cosponsor of the Parental
Rights Amendment?” You can find their
contact information by inputting your zip code