Utah Town Meeting
(News Item 2 for 11/10/03)
Note: Accountability Utah was
asked by the hosts of this meeting to announce it on our
Website. We applaud their efforts and initiative and
hope that many such meetings and actions follow. Also
see a .pdf of the
November 22, 10–11:30 AM
Location: Weber County
Library (Ogden Branch) Auditorium, 2464 S. Jefferson Ave.
voters, and parents of Utah!
What is going on? Innocent
families are being over-powered and victimized by our own
Recent publicized stories of
abuse by our state government against innocent families (Jensens,
Bierlys, etc.) prove that we have failed to mind the store for
Why is the family under such
heavy assault? What has gone wrong with our laws and state
agencies? And what can we do to restore sanity to our
Come hear from family rights
experts and DCFS victims. We can’t afford not to do something.
Come stand up for families before the ones you love are
RSVP to reserve a seat and
free information packet:
Brent Odenwalder at 801-985-1184
OR Wayne Hirsbrunner at
Directions to the Library: For anyone coming from
Davis County or the South. Take the 24th street exit in Ogden.
Go east over the viaduct. Continue East until you get to
Jefferson Ave. Turn right (south), go 1/2 block and then turn
left (east) into the library parking lot. The address is 2464
S. Jefferson Ave., Ogden, UT.
Brent Odenwalder, Weber County Citizen. Mr. Odenwalder
will lay out the seriousness of this issue.
Testimony: Lisa Bierly,
DCFS victim. Ms. Bierly will discuss the heinous abuses
perpetrated against her family by state officials—and their
abject failure to return her children to her.
Emma Curtis, great grandmother of Casey Barrow, who died
tragically on Oct 23, 2003 in foster care—under suspicious
circumstances. The foster provider is in jail, charged with
Lucas, Regional Director of Citizens Commission on Human
Rights & family advocate. Ms. Lucas will discuss the
abuses she has witnessed and defended against, and some of the
medical and religious freedom aspects we should be aware of.
Importance of Due Process
& How it is Violated Today: Dan Witte, Attorney & family
advocate. Mr. Witte will discuss what due process is,
why it is important, what has been taken from us over time,
and why we urgently need to restore it.
Martin King, Salt Lake County Citizen. Mr. King will outline
necessary legislative reforms that need to be implemented by
Action Plans: Arnold
Gaunt, Weber County Citizen. Mr. Gaunt will discuss how we, as
citizens, can make these reforms happen.
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