Join Other Mothers for the March on Washington DC to Protect Children October 1-2, 2015

11 Sep

Thursday October 1, 2015, Mothers of Lost Children are joining National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) for a lobby day.

1. Space is limited.

To take part, everyone needs to register in advance at https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/Be5GSKVaw2ct

8:00 am to 10:00 am Lobby Day sign in and training at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington DC
Registration required

10:30 am to 11:30 am – Take a Stand Event NE corner of US Capitol Building~#9 First and Constitution Ave NE

1:00 pm to 4:30 pm – Lobbying with NCADV
Registration AND training required

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Reception at Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Registration required

NCADV’s focus this year is to encourage Congress to protect victims through better gun control and employment laws.

Mothers of Lost Children can wear our white t-shirts over business suits.

We will follow the NCADV talking points, and then add our request at the end to have the Congress member cosponsor the Resolution.which was developed by attorney/professor Joan Meier.

2. Friday October 2 we will meet at the White House for our demonstration, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave at Lafayette Park at 11:00 am. We will have a Silent Vigil and then a Speak Out until noon. After that we will march around the White House with our banners. http://www.mothersoflostchildren.org

Many of us stay at the Hosteling International-Washington, 1009 11th Street, NW. It is by far the least expensive place to stay in Washington DC 202-737-2333.

3. Please consider making an appointment in advance with your own Congress members to talk about the Resolution. You can find them at https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

You can meet with your representatives on Wednesday September 30 if you get in early.
A second possibility is after NCADV sends you the scheduled lobbying appointments for October 1, you can schedule around those times.
A third possibility is to meet after the October 2 White House demonstration.

Lobbying is very different from telling your story. You can bring a one-page summary of your story, and prepare a one minute “elevator speech” version. Staff members and Congress members can’t fix your individual situation, although they are definitely moved by your story. They can, however, become a cosponsor of the Resolution!

Some talking points:

  • Are you  58,000 children are taken from safe mothers and given to abusers every year by divorce courts? http://www.leadershipcouncil.org
  • Your child is suffering greatly because of what the family court and/or cps did to your child.
  • Ask the Congreessman to join Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee as a co-sponsor of this Resolution. (you will be given a copy to hand out when it is finalized)

More info:

Advocates for Child Empowerment and Safety (ACES). www.acesforkids.org

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