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Fathers and Families' Weekly E-Newsletters
With 50,000+ subscribers, Fathers & Families' weekly E-Newsletter is the largest regularly distributed E-Newsletter on fathers' issues and family law reform in the world. Subscribing is the best way to keep abreast of related developments in the area--to do so, click here. Action Alert: F & F Joins with MA DV Group to Protest Ad; Boston Institutions Promote Child Custody Hoax October 26, 2011 F & F Helps Win Stunning Victory over CS Enforcement in Outrageous Pedro Soto Paternity Fraud Case October 19, 2011 Obama Misstates Facts on Domestic Violence in New Proclamation October 11, 2011 MA Bill to Abolish Lifetime Alimony Signed into Law September 27, 2011 Opposing Child Support Enforcement's War Against Low Income Dads September 20, 2011 MA Supreme Judicial Court Rules Against F & F"s Child Support Lawsuit September 7, 2011 TN SC to Rule as 'Duped Dad' Seeks Justice; Utah SC Approves Theft of Child Under Guise of Adoption August 23, 2011 Senator Wright Meets with F & F"s CA Leaders; F & F Supporter Forces TX AG"s Office to Apologize to Son August 16, 2011 F & F's Paternity Fraud Bills: 50 Physicians Endorse Reasonable Means to Determine Correct Paternity August 10, 2011 Victory! Peter Spitz Reunited With Son After Outrageous Family Court Injustice August 2, 2011 Holstein Meets with Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson; Johnson Condemns Family Court ‘Injustices" July 26, 2011 New Column on Ohio SC Custody Decision; Giuliani Tells F & F ‘Family Courts Need Reform" July 19, 2011 Opponents of Shared Parenting Fire Back; Parental Alienation Action Alert July 13, 2011 Bill Modeled on F & F Legislation Passes--That's 11 in Past 15 Months June 28, 2011 F & F Criticizes Dad-Bashing on MSNBC; Boston Globe Does Feature on F & F"s Holstein June 21, 2011 Candidates Pawlenty, Huntsman Tell F & F Activists 2 Parent Involvement After Divorce Is Crucial June 14, 2011 Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Tells F & F Family Law ‘Is Ripe for Reform"; F & F Pens Los Angeles Daily News Column on Paternity Fraud Bill June 7, 2011 Gingrich Tells F & F Activists Family Law Has ‘Extreme Anti-Male Bias"; F & F on CNN May 31, 2011 MA Action Alert; Dozen CA Newspapers Cover Bills F & F Helped Introduce May 24, 2011 GA Gov. Signs F & F-Inspired Child Custody Bill May 17, 2011 MA Action Alert on Shared Parenting; Texas CS Enforcement Harasses Freed Death Row Prisoner May 10, 2011 Outrageous Media Bias in Armstrong Triple Murder Case; AZ Gov. Signs F & F-Inspired Child Custody Bill May 3, 2011 F & F Helps Introduce CA Spousal Support Bill April 27, 2011 'At 17 I Was Manipulated Into Signing a Paternity Declaration Without Parental Consent or Legal Advice' April 19, 2011 Outrage--Father Shot by Mother Can't See Son, But Mother Can April 12, 2011 NH Supreme Ct: PAS Harms Kids; F & F Helps Introduce GA Child Custody Bill April 5, 2011 Success on Family Court Financial Abuses Bill, F & F Introduces 2 Paternity Fraud Bills March 23, 2011 Action Alert: Stop Family Court Financial Abuses by Passing SB 528 & SB 917 March 15, 2011 Action Alert: Respond to San Francisco Weekly Hit Piece on Parental Alienation! March 3, 2011 F & F Supports Appeal of 1/2-Million-Dollar CS Order; Mother Hits Father with Car--Police Jail Dad February 23, 2011 F & F Pens Column on False Accusations Case, Helps Introduce AZ, Hawaii Reform Bills February 15, 2011 F & F on CNN; Success--30% of MA Legislators to Co-Sponsor Shared Parenting Legislation February 8, 2011 US Supreme Court to Hear Child Support Case February 3, 2011 New CA CS Guidelines; MA Shared Parenting Bill Action Alert; Wright, Cook Honored January 26, 2011 Misguided DV Groups Back Conference Attacking Fathers' Child Custody Rights January 11, 2011 Time Magazine Urges Changes to Hague Convention to Help Mothers Who Abduct Their Children January 4, 2010 In 2011, We Resolve to Reform the Family Law System! December 27, 2010 Fathers and Families Unveils Ambitious 2011 Legislative Agenda December 20, 2010 Ohio Bill to Increase Child Support Fails to Pass--Thanks to All Who Participated in Our Campaign December 14, 2010 MA Knocks Down Interest on Overdue Child Support by 50% December 6, 2010 F & F of Ohio's Campaign Against Child Support Hike Featured on TV, Radio November 22, 2010 2 New F & F Newspaper Columns: Child Support, Parental Abductions November 16, 2010 Embattled Ohio Father Reunited with Son Illegally Taken in Adoption Battle November 10, 2010 F & F on NBC San Diego, New Column, Be a Part of F & F's Revamped Facebook Page October 26, 2010 Schwarzenegger Signs All 5 F & F Bills; F & F of Ohio Criticizes Bill to Raise Child Support on Cincinnati Radio, Senator Responds October 19, 2010 Action Alert: Bill Seeks to Raise Child Support Levels in Terrible Economy; Ohio F & F Affiliate Launched October 12, 2010 Action Alert on Parental Alienation; You Made an Impact--DSM Leader Tells AP of 'Enormous Amount of Mail, More Than Any Other Issue' October 5, 2010 Holstein Debates Leading Senator on F & F"s Shared Parenting Bill; Defend Judge in Hot Water for Combating Visitation Interference September 7, 2010 F & F Alimony Reform Bill Goes to Governor; Schwarzenegger Signs F & F's SB 1188; New Column in LA Daily News August 24, 2010 NEW CAMPAIGN: Ask Gov. Schwarzenegger to Sign AB 2416--Child Custody Reform to Help Parents Who Serve August 17, 2010 NEW CAMPAIGN: Urge Schwarzenegger to Sign F & F's Child Custody/Visitation Bill SB 1188 August 10, 2010 2 Victories--Crucial Bill from Opponents of Recognizing Parental Alienation Defeated; Schwarzenegger Signs SB 580 July 26, 2010 36 States Have Now Passed Child Custody Bills to Protect Military Parents; MA Action Alert July 14, 2010 F & F Introduces Alimony Reform Bill; Boston Globe Covers Our Shared Parenting Bill; New F & F Newspaper Column July 7, 2010 Holstein Discusses F & F's Shared Parenting Bill on ABC Boston; Slate.com Backpedals from Claim Fathers 'Lie' About Parenting June 29, 2010 New Column: Father's Day 'Deadbeat Dad' Raids Unfairly Target Hard-Luck Dads; 3 F & F Supporters Featured on LA Daily News Front Page June 22, 2010 2 Action Alerts: Boston Globe Takes Stand on F & F's Shared Parenting Bill; Atlantic Monthly Denigrates Dads for Father's Day June 15, 2010 F & F Helps Defeat Radical Bill from Major Opponent; MA Senate Judiciary Chair Opens Dialogue with F & F on Shared Parenting Bill June 9, 2010 Mom, Son Reunited After CPS Nightmare; Jury Awards Man $16 Million for Ex-Wife's False Molestation Claim June 1, 2010 Leading Opponent of Recognizing Parental Alienation Apologizes to F & F for Defamatory Remarks; Action Alert on Parental Alienation May 25, 2010 Holstein Squares off Against Leading CS Officials on NPR; MA's 3rd Largest Paper Endorses F & F's Shared Parenting Bill May 18, 2010 2 More F & F Bills Pass CA. Senate Judiciary Committee; MA. Shared Parenting Bill Clears Next Hurdle May 11, 2010 NOW Criticizes Our Parental Alienation/DSM Campaign; Holstein Newspaper Column--'Time for Shared Parenting' May 4, 2010 Did Dr. Phil Unwittingly Promote False Accusations on Recent 'Family Court Crisis" Show?; F & F Gets CA. Bill Amended to Include Fathers April 27, 2010 F & F Bills Moving Rapidly--CA. Assembly Passes AB 2416, AZ Gov. Signs HB 2348; Shared Parenting Supporter Wins MA. Primary April 20, 2010 F & F Introduces 5th CA. Family Court Reform Bill; Pro-Family Court Reform National Columnist Wins Pulitzer Prize April 13, 2010 Success--CA. Child Custody Bill AB 2416 Passes Committee Unanimously; F & F Organizes Support for Shared Parenting Bill April 6, 2010 ACTION ALERT: Support CA AB 2416--Child Custody Reform to Help Parents Who Serve; MA. Anti-NCP Bill Opposed by F & F Dies March 30, 2010 CNN: Is Reese Hopkins Innocent?; Indiana Governor Signs F & F-Inspired Bill to Protect Disabled Parents from Family Court Abuses March 23, 2010 Major Announcement: Fathers & Families Introduces 4 Bills into CA. Legislature March 16, 2010 NOW Declares Action Alert Against F & F on Parental Alienation; Bills to Protect Disabled Parents from Family Court Abuses Moving March 9, 2010 Holstein, 2 F & F Members Appear on Fox Special; New Column Responds to Criticism of F & F in Sacramento"s Capitol Weekly March 2, 2010 Abducted Boy Forced to Live Inside Wall Finally Reunited with Dad; High-Profile Lesbian Custody Case Highlights Injustices NCPs Face February 23, 2010 CAMPAIGN ROUND 2: Ask DSM to Include Parental Alienation--We've Made Progress, but Need Your Participation Again February 16, 2010 NOW Plays ‘Violence Against Women" Card Against Tim Tebow; F & F Makes Recommendations to Elkins Family Law Task Force February 9, 2010 Bill to Protect Disabled Dads from Family Court Abuses Passes Committee; Action Alert--Psychology Today Praises Husband-Killer February 2, 2010 NEW CAMPAIGN: Write, Call to Support Bill to Protect Disabled Fathers from Family Court Abuses! January 26, 2010 Senate Candidate Brown Co-Sponsored Our Shared Parenting Bill; F & F Helps Introduce Bill to Protect Disabled Dads from CS Abuses January 19, 2010 F & F Concludes Most Successful Fundraising Campaign Ever--in Face of Terrible Economy; F & F Helps Win Victory for Military Dad January 12, 2010 F & F Supporter Triumphs in False Accusations Case; Girl Sues Child Support Agency, Says 'You've Bankrupted My Dad' January 5, 2010 Law F & F Helped Create Leads to Victory for High-Profile Military Parent; Sean Goldman Finally Comes Home December 29, 2009 Action Alert--Protest Dad-Bashing TV Report; F & F Supporter Featured by CBS over Her Loss of Custody Due to Deployment December 15, 2009 2 Action Items, F & F Responds to Elkins Task Force on CA. Family Law Reforms December 8, 2009 NEW CAMPAIGN: Ask DSM to Include Parental Alienation in Upcoming Edition December 1, 2009 A Major Announcement from Fathers & Families November 18, 2009 Slate.com & Salon.com Criticize the Fatherhood Movement; CT. Supreme Court DV Restraining Order Ruling a Step Forward November 10, 2009 Mental Health Experts Push to Add Parental Alienation to DSM; No Room at the Inn for Homeless Single Dads November 3, 2009 Shriver Report Does Hatchet Job on Fathers, Family Court Reform Movement October 27, 2009 New MSN.com Column--The Rise of Lesbian Custody Battles; Paternity Fraud Attempt Against Keanu Reeves Flops October 20, 2009 NJ Supreme Ct. Agrees to Hear Key DV TRO Case; UK Tory Official Says They Favor Shared Parenting Presumption October 14, 2009 CPS Seizes Couples' Kids, Puts Them in Foster Care over Toddler Bathtub Photos; Debate Between Leading DV Authorities, Round 2 October 6, 2009 Fathers & Families Hosts Debate Between Leading Domestic Violence Authorities September 29, 2009 F & F"s Shared Parenting Bill Heard in Committee; Olympic Athlete Target of Outrageous DV Restraining Order Abuse September 23, 2009 F & F Shared Parenting Bill; Action Alert--Does Esquire Believe Fathers Don't Care for Their Children? September 15, 2009 2 Questionable High-Profile DV Arrests; Boy Kidnapped from Dad After Mom Lost Custody Is Found; Jon Gosselin Gives His Side September 9, 2009 3 F & F Supporters Featured in National AP Story Detailing Problems Faced by CS Obligors in Recession September 1, 2009 Boy Held in Orphanage as Italian Courts Refuse to Return Him to US Dad; Canada's Justice Minister Criticizes Equal Parenting August 18, 2009 Young Father Fights Adoption Agency to Raise Own Daughter; Lesbian Couple Battles Gay Couple over Child Custody August 11, 2009 New Column on MSN.com; Action Alert--NDVH Makes Ground-Breaking Statements on DV August 4, 2009 F & F Meets with MA. Governor Patrick; Major Media Opportunity on CS; Our Opponents Get It Right on Alienation Case July 28, 2009 New Column; F & F on NPR, CBS; 2 F & F Supporters Tell Their Stories in Huffington Post July 21, 2009 Chadwick Freed After 14 Years in Jail over Alimony; Man Imprisoned on Divorce False Abuse Charges Freed After 20 Years July 14, 2009 Fathers & the ‘He-cession"; New Column--Researcher Says Women"s Initiation of DV Predicts Risk to Women July 7, 2009 Dissident DV Researchers Gather for LA Conference, Criticize DV Establishment's 'Man-as-Perp/Woman-as-Victim' Model June 30, 2009 3 New Columns: Obama & Father's Day, Child Support & the Recession, 'Responsible Fatherhood' Programs June 23, 2009 Commend Dear Abby for Changing Column in Response to Our Protest; Protest Esquire's Father"s Day Hit Job on Dads June 16, 2009 A 6-Year-Old's Divorce Hell; Returning Soldier Surprises His Little Girl After Year Away in Iraq June 9, 2009 Brazilian Court Rules in Favor of Dad in High-Profile International Abduction Case June 2, 2009 Study: Even in Sweden's Generous Welfare State, Kids from Single-Parent Homes Significantly More at Risk May 28, 2009 Commend Bristol Palin for Deciding to Co-Parent with Levi Johnston; Washington Times Slams Lifetime"s Deadbeat Dads May 19, 2009 Devastating Critique of Private CS Collectors Issued; NPR Does Piece on F & F Member, Problems Faced by Laid off Divorced Dads May 13, 2009 ROUND 2 of Campaign Against Lifetime's Deadbeat Dads--Contact Hearst Corp.; Fathers & Families in 100 Newspapers May 5, 2009 NEW CAMPAIGN: Protest Lifetime TV's New Reality Show 'Deadbeat Dads'! April 27, 2009 'Family Courts Award Custody to Abusers' Claim Collapses; More Media on Legal Abuses; 4 Supporters' Letters Published April 21, 2009 Fathers & Families on CBS, Front Page of Boston Globe, WRKO-- Struggling Dads Being Jailed over CS Obligations in Bad Economy April 14, 2009 'Bridget's Law'--New Attack on Parental Alienation Target Parents?; Tell TV Reporter to Stop Calling Low-Income Dads 'Deadbeats' April 7, 2009 Child Support Lawsuit, Democrats/Shared Parenting Update; False DV Machinery Used by Teen Daughter Against Mother March 31, 2009 Encourage Democrats to Embrace Shared Parenting; Pro-Father Advice Columnist Needs Our Help March 24, 2009 2 Action Alerts, Fathers & Families Supporters Help Move Comparable Parenting Bill Forward March 17, 2009 Jim Cook, the 'Father of Joint Custody,' Passes Away March 3, 2009 Action Alert--Defend Truth-Telling Politician; Reporter Apologizes After F & F Bombards Paper over Article February 24, 2009 Glenn Sacks Becomes Executive Director of Fathers & Families February 10, 2009 To read previous E-Newsletters, click here.