Here is an event that you can participate in on Parents Day 2009. (July 26, 2009). A march for parents from Upper Senate Park on Sunday at 9AM to the National Christmas Tree with speaking at 12:00PM. See you all there!Fathers Justice Flyer 2009
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Wednesday, July 22. 2009
Thursday, August 9. 2007
UPDATED FOR DCFESTIVAL2008.ORG
Observe this video with the following philosophy in mind. A helpless family with their child walking through life being attacked by the family court system (the lions) with child psychologists, lawyers, and social workers trying to get their piece of the pie (the crocodile) and what happens when the calvary returns (the Family Preservation Festival 2008)!!! Now do you see the similarities between nature and the family court system? Watch the movie all the way through and see the horrible truth of what happens to a child, but bear in mind that some good can come out of it when the reinforcements arrive. Join the reinforcements in Washington D.C. to fight the family court system and get our children back. Check out http://www.dcfestival2008.org for more information about the festival on August 15 & 16, 2008.
Monday, August 6. 2007
Saturday, July 28. 2007
Tuesday, July 10. 2007
Click to Order Cheated today by clicking the link below or the image of the book and show your support for individuals that are leading the way to expose the Family Court Money Game for what it truly is.
Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) is the teaching of children of divorce or separation to harbor negative feelings and emotions toward the parent who generally does not have custody and does not reside in the same domicile. This is usually done in an effort for one parent to gain the respect and love of the children, while destroying the image and relationship of the absent parent. This phenomenon will generate feelings of hatred, ambivalence, and distance between children and the non-custodial parent. Our family court system does little to eliminate these occurrences, and although the parent affected is cheated of a normal relationship with the children, the real damage will manifest itself within the children.
Check out these other books Related to Parental Alienation Syndrome and the effects of divorce and custody disputes on children:
Tuesday, June 12. 2007
Robert Pedersen, Co-Founder of A Child's Right, supports Equal Parenting at the Barry County Equal Parenting Symposium on June 5, 2007. Not only does Robert Pedersen provide an excellent presentation at the Symposium, he discusses his upcoming participation in the Bike Trek for Equal Parenting and the upcoming Washington D.C. Rally for Equal Parenting on August 18, 2007. Robert and his wife Angela are co-founders to A Child's Right, please consider donating to A Child's Right in support of Equal Parenting and the upcoming events.
ABOVE: Robert Pedersen discusses equal parenting.
Monday, May 21. 2007
Saturday, May 5. 2007
The purpose of the Nationwide Blueprint for Title IV-D Welfare Reform is very simple: "To reestablish the program as a safety-net for those that need it most" and to prevent States from forcing the inclusion of already self-sufficient and affluent families into State run welfare programs at the expense of the U.S. and local taxpayers.
Preventing the States from using Title IV-D welfare to generate revenues is essential for program success and is required for States to focus on providing a safety-net for needy families. Improved administration and legislation that limits Title IV-D incentives for increasing the number of broken homes will keep over participation problems from plaguing Title IV-D and allow States to focus on needy families.
Additionally I Speak on why Child Support Budget Cuts are Good for Taxpayers, Parents, and Children
Supporting budget cuts will improve the availability of services for child support enforcement to low-income families, since the current focus of the programs is on revenue generation for the state not on collections for lower-income needy families.
Currently the state-run child support enforcement services have little to no focus on lower-income families due to difficulty in actually collecting from under- or unemployed program participants.
State provided child support enforcement services focus on higher-income families, which gives the appearance of program success through the use of use of income withholding orders to facilitate collections.
Because there is a significant level of overparticipation from wealthier families that should not be receiving benefits the lack of collections for lower-income family are going unnoticed while the program is being labeled a success.
Taxpayers should not be required to foot the bill for collection services for individuals that would not otherwise qualify for welfare services when those participants can afford to provide services for their own domestic relations disputes.
There are an ample number of private collection and law firms that provide services to both lower-income and higher-income families to make up for any alleged reduction in state collections as a result of reduced funding. The private collection and law firms are notably more successful in their outcomes as they focus on their clients, not on maintaining caseloads for state budgeting purposes.
Speaking Out Against Politicians Advocating for the Greedy Instead of the Needy.
Would you pay for services that you don’t receive? Just last week Sen. Chuck Grassley sought guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding Iowa’s child support enforcement program and how best to address a new fee requirement within the federal guidelines of how the state’s child support enforcement program is intended to operate. Senator Grassley’s solution to the recent federal legislation requiring a fee for services is to go against the proposed federal regulations enacting the changes and requests that the applicant of the services not be required to pay for the services that they choose to apply for and receive from the government.
The commenting period of the proposed federal regulations affecting child support enforcement that are going into effect later this year expired on March 26, 2007, according to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (United States. Administration for Children and Families. Federal Register. Vol. 72. No. 15. January 24, 2007). Despite Senator Grassley’s failure to get his comments of the proposed regulations in on time, he appeals with his letter to the now resigned Dr. Wade Horn, who in the past has overseen the child support enforcement program administered under Title IV Part D of the Social Security Act.
Aside from the Senator’s untimely response to the federal regulations, Senator Grassley issues his concerns without presenting the majority of the facts and overlooks a key set of points that the constituent taxpayers should be informed of. Right now the Title IV Part D program (Title IV-D) that Iowa voluntarily participates in to receive certain federal block grants and incentive payments for their child support enforcement program is focusing the program on revenue generation for the state and not focusing the program to assist actual means tested needy families.
The Iowa State program suffers tremendous over participation of families that are 150% or higher above the poverty-line. Because of the significant level of over participation from wealthier families receiving voluntary services at no cost the failure of collections for the mandatory lower-income participants are going unnoticed while the program is being touted as a success. Essentially the mandatory participation in the state child support enforcement program by families receiving other forms of government assistance are being left behind while the state focuses on adding higher-income families and focusing resources on easier targets through income-withholding orders to continue maximizing federal funding received by the state of Iowa.
After reviewing the “Grassley Solution” proposed to the U.S. AFCF by the Senator, he is advocating for the recovery of the federally mandated application fee to be recovered from what he labels as an “absent-parent” instead of by the parent requesting the voluntary services by “withholding it from child support collections from the absent parent, and then collecting an additional $25.00 in child support to keep the custodial parent whole.”
Where a benefit recipient is determined to voluntarily request services using an application for child support enforcement services, it would be more than appropriate for the State of Iowa to follow the proposed rule by the Administration for Children and Families stating that “Retaining the annual fee from support collected on behalf of the family may be the least administratively burdensome method when collections in excess of the first $500 are disbursed to the family.”
The Grassley Solution will certainly raise administration costs associated with the child support enforcement program and further take the focus off the people that need the program the most and since the application fee will only be taken out after the services are proving successful to the family requesting the services, Senator Grassley is hard-pressed to justify his solution that will result in increased administration expenses to be reimbursed by our federal tax dollars.
Reigning in the Title IV-D program is good for our taxpayers, good for parents, and most of all good for children.
Tuesday, May 1. 2007
Friends Robert Pedersen and Rob MacKenzie plan Capitol to Capitol Bike Trek for Equal Parenting in August 2007.
The third annual bike trek for equal parenting is getting more attention than ever this year, and they have my personal support too!
It is official! August 11th 2007 Robert Pedersen and Rob Mackenzie will start their over 600 mile bicycle trek from the Lansing Capitol to Washington, D.C.. This will be an intense multi-day bike trek through numerous states ending in Washington, D.C. where they will be greeted by thousands of people attending the national rally in Washington, D.C. on August the 18th.
It is simply amazing that two fathers are going to attempt this trip all in the name and support of shared parenting! They do this to protect a child's right to EQUAL time with BOTH fit parents! Many elected officials and supporters will see the riders off at the Lansing Capitol and thousands will greet them in Washington, D.C. www.dcrally2007.com
We are in need of volunteers for this amazing undertaking! We have 100% confirmation that the Michigan media will be documenting this event. The Michigan media that do not cover this incredible story will certainly be in the minority. There is a strong possibility that this may also make national news as well! We have a dedicated media van with supplies. There will be an upcoming dedicated website for this event where you can watch the riders via GPS. There will also be video and photos uploaded in real-time during the entire 600 mile grueling trip.
Please help us with this event! Spread the word in EVERY state and throughout the media! Help protect a child's right to EQUAL time with BOTH fit parents! This is more than about fathers! This is about our most precious resource in America - CHILDREN. We also have step-mothers, non-custodial moms, and grandparents volunteering for this wonderful event.
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit our volunteer center at http://www.achildsright.net/html/volunteer.html
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!Angela Pedersen, R.N.www.achildsright.netA Child's Right President and Co-Founder