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Valentine’s Day Protest

February 6, 2011 in corruption, family court, Visitation, Washington D.C.

On Valentine’s Day, Monday February 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., Mothers of Lost Children will hold a press conference in front of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Ave SW, Washington DC.

They are protesting the enormous expenditure of tax dollars to help ex-prisoners and known abusers connect with their children, and the heartbreak for mothers and children when this funding is misused and misapplied. A vigil and speakout by mothers and child victims will be held at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW on Sunday February 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

During the past two decades, mothers have been losing custody of their children (even nursing infants) in increasing numbers to fathers who are convicted or identified batterers, child molesters, drug addicts, gang-bangers and felons. Family courts force children into the custody of abusive fathers at alarming rates, allowing these men to continue controlling and abusing their victims. 

Research shows that 70% of batterers who ask for custody get it. Safe mothers who left the abusers in order to protect their children are frequently labeled “unfriendly” and are inappropriately ordered to supervised visitation or denied all contact with their children.

“The reason, in part,” says Karen Anderson, Executive Director of California Protective Parents Association, “lies in a misguided and dangerous objective of the Fatherhood Initiative to give fathers access to their children regardless of the risk they pose.”  ‘The goal is to have former prisoners paying child support and reconnecting with their children as soon as possible,’ (Washington Post June 21, 2010.) 

“It’s crazy to believe that allowing violent men to care for children is a good idea.  Vulnerable children should not be used as guinea pigs to try to rehabilitate criminals,” says Anderson.     

The National Fatherhood Initiative website states in 15 years it has “ensured that two million more children are living with their fathers”.  The Leadership Council research indicates 58,000 children are placed with abusers every year. These statistics may be connected.  

“Thousands of former prisoners and identified abusers have also discovered that if they get custody, they can receive child support instead of paying it.” says Ms. Anderson. “It’s a batterers’ and molesters’ paradise. Federally-funded supervised visitation centers are meant to protect children during visits with potentially dangerous fathers.

Instead, family courts order safe mothers to see their children under supervision, which means the children aren’t able to tell their mothers about abuse by their fathers. That way the Fatherhood Initiative goals are met to access even more federal funds.”    

During this time of deep fiscal crisis, when children are hungry and parents are penniless, $500,000,000.00 dollars designated to increase marriage and promote ex-prisoners to reconnect with and often harm children is doubly offensive. 

Mothers of Lost Children call for a Congressional investigation into the failure of family courts to protect children and potential fraud, waste and abuse of taxpayer dollars.

Washington Rally

April 21, 2010 in Child Protective Services, Event, Washington D.C.

Nationwide Mother's Day Protest!

I come from a long line of military veterans. Each male member of my family has served in the military in one fashion or another. My father and husband both served in the Navy, my Uncle served as a Marine in South Korea.

Sadly, an entire generation of children is being stolen from their families. These children will grow up without knowing their heritage, their medical history or knowing any other hereditary factors that make them unique. We must speak out for our Stolen Generation.

You can be a part of the reform movement. Learn how…

Dear Mothers of Lost Children and Supporters,

There have been an extraordinary series of events to pave the way for our vigil at the White House on Mothers Day May 9, 2010! Visit Center for Judicial Excellence to learn more.

White House vigil:

For information on our Mothers’ Day silent vigil, go to Mothers of Lost Children. Another mothers march is planned for May 18-20, serendipitiously a week and a half after our event. You are invited to join the CV4JC Rally.

Meeting with the President:

Although we have not been successful yet in setting up a meeting with the President, we methodically fax him a request every month. Please feel free to email a request to meet with him and the First Lady. Send information on your case if you wish. You can ask for a Federal investigation into the profiteering, racketeering and trafficking of children by family courts.

Transportation:

Mary Richmond has arranged for a bus from Albany NY to Washington DC. Travel is at night so you won’t have to pay for hotels — a brilliant move. at: (518) 331-5090. The cost of the bus ticket is $60 round trip to DC. Send a check or money order to Albany Area NOW, PO Box 13773, Albany, NY 12212. Seating is limited so reserve and pay for your seat by May 1st.

The bus will leave Albany at 1 a.m. on Sunday morning May 9 (i.e., really late Saturday night) and arrive in DC at 9:00 a.m. You will board a 6 p.m. bus the same day for return to Albany. This bus will stop in New Jersey for anyone wants to join — Route NJ #95 at Vince Lombardi Rest Stop (Park and Ride) Ridgefield, New Jersey at approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

Nationwide Mother's Day Protest!

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Attire:

We will bring 50 white t-shirts with Mothers of Lost Children on the front in black letters, plus 25 t-shirts with Mothers of Lost Children Supporter. It would be good to wear white pants or white skirts if you wish. We’ll bring some white scarves in case we want to wear them. The Liberian women in “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” wore all white…it is a symbol of peace.

What to bring:

The Metro Police told us that we do not need a permit to march on the sidewalk as long as we do not obstruct traffic and stop at the lights, so we are planning to march down 17th Street and back in the afternoon, for those who wish to do that. Please bring only portable items, such as a waterbottle that hooks to your belt, some power bars, very comfortable shoes, wallet in pocket so you will have hands free to hold a sign or banner.

Signs and banners:

We are bringing a big banner and several 3′ x 5′ banners. Please feel free to bring poster board signs that you can carry. Pictures of your children on the signs are good. Be sure to emphasize that the children are living with a known batterer or molester, and that you are a safe, nurturing mom. Messages about civil and human rights violations and judicial retaliation are also good.

Stories:

Only 2 people have sent stories. Let me know if you want your case summary in a booklet. It needs to be one page and you can use a pseudonym if you wish.

Lots of other news:

Nationwide Mother's Day Rally!

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  1. The audit of two California family courts hit the front page of the Sacramento Bee due to the courts stonewalling the Bureau of State Audits. A new bill AB 2521 (Torrico) was introduced to remove the ability of the Judicial Council to audit itself.
  2. Dr. Phil show on April 14, 2010 was outstanding! We understand he plans to do another show on family court. Kathleen Russell is the powerhouse behind this incredible surge. We applaud and honor her.
  3. A new political group Lemkau Must Go was formed in Southern CA to get rid of the judge who is directly responsible for decisions leading to the death of a 9 month old baby named Wyatt, whose mother Katie was featured on Dr. Phil. Mothers of Lost Children is supporting this effort.
  4. On Saturday, May 22, 2010, The Committee to Stop Court Ordered Child Abuse invites you to an Open Public Forum about the Crisis in Family Courts from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 101 8th St., Oakland CA. (510) 789-0510. If you want to share your story, please call Supervisor, Gail Steele at (510) 272-6692
  5. Also on Saturday, May 22, 2010, there will be an event in Shasta County, CA. Contact: Shasta County Chapter of the California Protective Parents Association.
  6. Even California judges are getting fed up. They formed a splinter group Alliance of California Judges due to the financial crisis. Life is very exciting in California these days.
  7. Sign a petition to Congress.
  8. The vast majority of mothers who contact us tell us that they are prayerful Christians. If you are interested in a nightly prayer conference call at 9:00 p.m. California time (midnight on the East Coast), or a new prayer conference call on Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, .

Mothers of Lost Children
P.O. Box 1903
Davis, CA 95617

Our Voice in Washington

June 19, 2007 in parental rights, Washington D.C.

Learn how to lobby your legislator for change.

I’m watching a Dateline story about a man who was wrongly accused of murder, emotionally devastated by family deaths, then lied to, in order to obtain an Alfred Plea. As I listened to his story and all that his supporters did in their fight for him, I began to ponder the issues we face.

As a previous legislative director in the fight for homeschooling freedoms, I learned the importance of posturing, public image and perception, and our duty to stand up for family and freedom.

Kidjacked is a major success bigger than I ever could have imagined. Traffic to the site is steadily on the rise and my next project should propel us further. I need two volunteers from each state. The qualifications of the individuals selected are very specific. I need volunteers with a background in: the legal profession including paralegals; businessmen and women or authors. You will assist others in putting their stories down on “paper.” These must be well written because they will be used for lobbying purposes.

I need you to contact everyone you know who has had contact from CPS. We want stories and lots of them. I will be creating a nationwide database of cases with lists of persons willing to testify before congress. I can’t do it alone folks, but I can train you be more effective in Washington. I’ve never had a CPS case, so I can’t assist you working your case. I will continue to provide information that you can use to win your own case.

If you are working a case, be sure to check out the state pages for current information. If you know of a news report that is not listed in the Kidjacked News section, be sure to send it in.

Some states are still a little shy on details and I’m not certain why that is. Every link that is submitted is evaluated for possible inclusion on the site. Old links (those more than a year old will not be considered eligible for inclusion on the site, unless it contains information deemed relevant in possible future disputes.

If you are mad as hell and tired of being pushed around, now is the time to stand up and speak out.

As far as your submissions:

  • Articles will not be considered for publication that are submitted in all CAPS or all lowercase.
  • Submissions with more than 5-spelling errors and major grammatical errors will be held until someone is available to review them (and it won’t be me).
  • My time is divided between working enough to support my family and updating the many other sites we maintain (I’ve lost count.). I simply can’t afford to spend hours proofing articles. Have a friend check yours out. I have many stories being held now that should be up.
  • Include a statement with your submission giving Kidjacked editors permission to print. Please include any photo’s you wish to share; the children’s faces can be shielded for privacy upon request.
  • Send in links of your personal web site, web pages and blog postings. Be sure to tell me what state you are in and I need a name to publish – it doesn’t have to be your own — just a way to identify the post. If you include your name and phone number we can contact you personally about your case and if you are so inclined; please include the actual caseworkers names and job titles; also include any judges names or prosecuting attorneys involved in your case. The more names we can list, the easier it will be to track them and their activities. This will be used as evidence against them.

I have switched over one of my other sites to server as Kidjacked’s new e-mail group. You can sign up now by using this link: Join Kidjacked This new page will be used to share information and communicate future plans.

We are going to make a stink in Washington.

Wash DC Rally 2007

May 16, 2007 in Event, Michigan, parental rights, Washington D.C.

Robert and Rob EQUAL parenting bike trek!

Equal Parenting Bike Trip

It is official! August 11th, 2007 Robert Pedersen and Rob Mackenzie will begin their 600-mile plus bicycle trek from the Lansing Capitol building to Washington, D.C. This will be an intense multi-day bike trek through numerous states ending in Washington, D.C. where they will be greeted by thousands of people attending the national rally in Washington, D.C. on August the 18th.

It is simply amazing that two fathers are going to attempt this trip all in the name and support of shared parenting! They do this to protect a child’s right to equal time with both fit parents! Many elected officials and supporters will see the riders off at the Lansing Capitol and thousands will greet them in Washington, D.C.

We are in need of volunteers for this amazing undertaking! We have 100% confirmation that the Michigan media will be documenting this event. There is a strong possibility that this may also make national news as well! We have a dedicated media van with supplies. There will be a dedicated website for this event where you can watch the riders via GPS. There will also be video and photos uploaded in real-time during the entire 600 mile grueling trip.

Please help us with this event! Spread the word in every state and throughout the media! Help protect a child’s right to equal time with both fit parents! This is more than about fathers! This is about our most precious resource in America – children. We also have step-mothers, non-custodial moms, and grandparents volunteering for this wonderful event.

Visit our volunteer center at A Childs Right

, R.N.
A Child’s Right
President and Co-Founder

     
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