I came to see for the first time that the Christian doctrine of love, operating through the Gandhian method of nonviolence, is one of the most potent weapons available to oppressed people in their struggle for freedom. (Martin Luther King)
Here we have posted some information on events from the past, and also what we are planning for the future. We hope to share our “learning curve” with you!
Protection of Family Rights –
trying to get support from New York’s US Senators: Schumer & Gillibrand
|Local action to petition NY State Assemblyman Robert Oaks — do biological parents have a right to know they have a child?|
|Child Support Disaster – a convoluted story that could have resulted in homelessness is finally resolved (after 14 years).|
|Action during 2003-2008, Petition Senator Clinton to meet with parents.
Mom & Dad outside Syracuse Hanley Federal Building.
|Action in 2002 to Petition Members of Congress for reform.|
|Meeting with Federal Representatives in Syracuse, Apr. 2001 — We meet with the staff members of U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
It’s been a few years, but there was a great Rally in Washington, D.C. – June 20007 — Trying to bring National attention to the issue of Family Civil Rights.
| NonViolent Action works! November 11, 1999 — Parent went “on strike” for their child. After a dozen arrests and about 30 days in jail, won back the “right” to carry a sign inside the local County Courthouse and U.S. Federal Building. [total of 16 arrests 24 nights in jail – all charges dismissed]