Help Abused Families on Christmas Day
Summary: If you are a victim, don't be alone on
Christmas. At 10 AM on Christmas Day, abused
families and citizens will knock on the doors of
unresponsive elected officials and reprimand them for refusing
to take action to protect innocent Utah families. They will
also flier their immediate neighborhoods to inform their
neighbors that they have been derelict in their duty.
Citizens of Utah, including
DCFS victims. Children are also very welcome.
Christmas Day, 10 AM - Noon
We will meet at 10 AM in the parking lot of the Colonial
Square in Murray (111 East 5600 South, or just a block east
of State Street,
click here for a map). Look for the building with the clock tower
that is reminiscent of Independence Hall. Please be on
time so you will not be left behind. If you get lost,
call (801) 643-5686.
Dress warm. Hot chocolate and donuts will be provided. For a ride or
for more information, contact David Hansen at (801) 544-2744
Innocent families will be
separated from their parents and children on Christmas day ó
and not by choice. Despite the repeated efforts of thousands
of angry citizens, state officials refuse to audit and
overhaul the Utah Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS),
the Guardian ad Litemís office, and General Mark Shurtleffís
office. They also refuse to launch public hearings and
investigations for families who have clearly been abused.
Most reading this message
intend to enjoy Christmas with their family. Take a moment to
imagine how your life would be (or would have been) if your
children had been stolen from you. Imagine your empty house,
and living with the knowledge that your children were going
through hell in an alien home ó and there was nothing you
could do to be with them or comfort them, not even at
Christmas. Now imagine how this sacrifice could help to
re-unite these families.
If you have been victimized
by the state, donít sit at home and donít let elected
officials enjoy, or forget, what they have stripped from you. Come and
communicate your anger and frustration in a safe environment.
Above all, donít be alone.
Share Christmas with others who will fight with you, support
you, and encourage you. AU has chosen a list of
officials who require a visit ó including those who have
broken promises to innocent families, who have been open DCFS
sympathizers, or who tout their involvement in community
organizations for children or justice but have yet chosen to
be silent on this issue. Show people like Gov.
Walker that you will not sit still and
allow them to abuse you and your children.
If you are fortunate enough
to have thus far avoided a DCFS attack on your
family, it is time for you to join the effort to make sure it
stays that way. Let officials know that the pressure will only
mount until these families are reunited and these abuses stop.
This promises to be one of
the most memorable Christmases you will ever have as we
introduce a new type of activism to turn the tide and finally restore some of the cherished
rights that have been stolen from us. We are confident our sacrifice
of a few hours on this holiday will not
If you need a ride, or for
more information, contact David Hansen at (801) 544-2744 or
For more information on this
subject, see the
Parental & Family Rights
section of our Issues & Alerts page.
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