March 25, 2015 by Ned Holstein, MD, MS, Founder and Acting Executive Director
National Parents Organization’s efforts to reform our family courts are catching the attention of media across the nation. In the last four months, National Parents Organization has appeared in media across more than 20 different states with nearly 50 unique media reports, editorials and op-eds.
One can feel an upswell in the tide, a freshening of the wind. “They” are paying attention.
Here is one important factor: the hard work being done for us by our PR firm, Proventus Consulting, and its principal, Burton Taylor. Burton is not just any PR professional: he personally cares about our cause.
This unprecedented coverage includes newspaper, radio and television stories, opinion pieces on issues ranging from the Shared Parenting Report Card and Single Parents Appreciation Day to the fact that shared parenting legislation is now active in more than 17 different states across the nation. Please join us in celebrating these successful media outcomes!
Notable Media Achievements
Real Clear Politics
Most recently, our founder and chair Ned Holstein has been featured with an op-ed published by Real Clear Politics, “Why Shared-Parenting Legislation Makes Sense.”
Additional national media has included USA Today’s coverage of the Shared Parenting Report Card with a story, titled “Report: States fail on shared parenting laws.”
The Associated Press featured testimony provided by a National Parents Organization member on the legislation currently being considered in Nebraska. The report was picked up by numerous print and broadcast media, including the Daily Journal.
NBC TV affiliate WBAL-TV Baltimore featured National Parents Organization’s Maryland Executive Committee Chair Aaron Bates in a story on National Single Parent Appreciation Day.
National Parents Organization’s Shared Parenting Report Card was featured in editorial coverage in a report, titled “Divorced Dads Plead With Lawmakers For More Time With Their Kids”
Gilbert Tso, National Parents Organization of Colorado Executive Committee Chair, published an op-ed, titled “Standing Up For Parent-Child Relationship”
Featured op-ed by Troy Matson, National Parents Organization of Florida Executive Committee Chair, titled “New Laws Needed For Shared Parenting”
San Jose Mercury News
Michelle Glogovac, National Parents Organization of California Executive Committee Chair, authored an op-ed, titled “California Family Courts Should Increase Advocacy For Shared Parenting,” which was picked up by multiple other media in California.
The Virginian Pilot
Featured an op-ed by Christian Paasch, National Parents Organization of Virginia Executive Committee Chair, “The Best Interests Of The Child.”
Fox News Radio (WOAI San Antonio)
This Fox affiliated featured National Parents Organization’s Ned Holstein on OCSE guidelines.
Talk 910 San Francisco
National Parents Organization’s Ned Holstein speaks to radio host Ed Baxter on U.S. Office of Child Support Enforcement guidelines.
iHeart Radio affiliate (Louisville)
This national radio program featured Matt Hale, National Parents Organization of Kentucky Executive Committee Chair, on the Shared Parenting Report Card
This affiliate publication to The Republican in Massachusetts featured an op-ed by Ned Holstein, “Study Shows Obstacles Stand In The way Of Children’s Best Interests”
The Columbus Dispatch
Featured an op-ed by Donald Hubin, PhD, National Parents Organization National Board Member and Ohio Executive Committee Chair, titled “Shared Parenting Needs To Be The Goal”
National Parents Organization’s media coverage from the past four months is detailed on National Parents Organization’s “NPO In The Media” webpage, which can be viewed here.
The attention has surrounded National Parents Organization’s advocacy of shared parenting in light of shared parenting legislation in at least 17 states, rule changes proposed to the U.S. Office of Child Support Enforcement’s guidelines, and National Single Parent Appreciation Day, the Shared Parenting Report Card and other efforts.
Do you need publicity for the activism you are organizing in your state? Let us know about it and we will work with Proventus to get it covered in your local media.
Together with you in the love of our children, and doing something about it,
Ned Holstein, MD, MS
Founder and Acting Executive Director