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News 9/8/03: Sept. 20 Citizen Action Town Meeting on Parental Rights


Accountability Utah is calling a Citizen Action Town Meeting on Parental Rights Reform.  All citizens who wish to take action are invited to attend:

DATE/TIME: Saturday, September 20, 2003, 9:30-11:00 AM

WHERE: Salt Lake City Public Library, Auditorium, 210 E. 400 S.

COST: Free (parking: garage $1.50/hr, street parking is free or metered)

RSVP: To reserve a free "Parental Rights Now! Action Packet," RSVP to info@accountabilityutah.org

Citizens Must Know the Law to Reform the Law

The meeting features free training from experienced parental rights, due process, and judicial reform activists.  The goal is to help every attendee to understand the law, what must change, why now is the time to do it, and how to hold your elected officials' feet to the fire.

Discussion leaders include attorney Steven Russell, who successfully argued the Roska case that strengthens search warrant protections, Sandra Lucas with the Citizen's Commission on Human Rights, and AU team members.

Reactive Training: What to Do When DCFS Comes Knocking

We will also offer reactive training on what to do if DCFS attacks your family (or your neighbor's family).  What do you do when they come to your door?  Who do you call for assistance?  What can decent neighbors do to help?  How can innocent people remove their names from the state child abuse registry (yes, this is a legitimate issue)?

Prepare Yourself for Action!

In preparation, read the Citizen Resolution (in .pdf format) that will be circulated to attendees.  Citizens can take the petition home, share it with their family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors, and join in a state-wide educational action-campaign to restore the parental rights of Utah parents and families.

If you wish to begin speaking with your neighbors and collecting signatures now, please feel free to do so.  Once you have collected signatures, make multiple copies and hand deliver, mail, or fax a copy of them to one or more of the following elected officials:

Governor Mike Leavitt
210 State Capitol Bldg
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone: 801-538-1000
Toll-free: 800-705-2464
Fax: 801-538-1528
E-mail: governor@state.ut.us
Attorney General Mark Shurtleff:
236 State Capitol Bldg
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Main number: (801) 538-9600
Main fax: (801) 538-1121
Main e-mail: uag@utah.gov

Senate President Alma Mansell
319 State Capitol Bldg
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Home: (801) 942-6019
Office: (801) 563-7600
Fax: (801) 563-7847
E-mail: amansell@utahsenate.org
House Speaker Marty Stephens
318 State Capitol Bldg
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Home: (801) 731-5346
Work: (801) 538-1930
Fax: (801) 538-1908
E-mail: martystephens@utah.gov
Salt Lake County District Attorney David Yocom
Phone: (801) 468-3300
Fax: (801) 468-2985
E-mail: districtatty@co.slc.ut.us
Your Senator and Representative
If you need help finding your legislator, visit our elected official contact page.

Please let us know at info@accountabilityutah.org which of your elected officials have received one or more of the signed resolutions.  It would also be helpful to know the number of citizens who signed your resolution(s) as we collectively begin to apply political pressure.

Background Information

For additional information on DCFS abuses and the past incompetence of your elected officials in dealing with this issue, see, "Utah Legislature Declares War on Your Family!"  This alert provides supporting evidence,  including links to pertinent state statutes to assist citizens in quickly learning some of the basics of this fight.



For additional information, e-mail us at info@accountabilityutah.org.




If you have comments or suggestions, please email us at info@accountabilityutah.org.


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