Started by woof, Feb 18, 2006, 02:41 PM
GOOD NEWS Dear ACFC Reader,This letter contains good news from Washington, DC for all shared parenting advocates. Congratulations and Thanks to the over 1,000 readers who responded to our action alert on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on January 4, 2006. On January 4, 2006 ACFC asked you to contact the President and White House with your concerns regarding this bill. Over 1,000 of you responded with email, faxes and phone calls. We are pleased to report that although the President signed the legislation, his proposed 2007 budget contains NO FUNDING for the new programs authorized by the Act. Additionally, funding for existing programs has been reduced. This development has raised serious concerns for those in the DV sector, see how advocates for VAWA are responding to this news by clicking here : http://tinyurl.com/buf25 As many of you are well aware, making false allegations of abuse during divorce and custody procedings has become common practice. Domestic violence special interests represent some of our strongest opposition when it comes to getting shared parenting bills passed in state legislators. Perhaps the tide is turning. As you know ACFC has worked with many of our friends and allies to 'lift the veil' on the domestic violence industry. Again, Congratulations and Thanks to all of you who responded to the call for action on this matter. When we take united action positive outcomes result. We also thank all of you who support our efforts through your giving. Please take a moment and click here to make a contribution so we can continue these types of activity.NEW AFFILIATE COMING ABOARDACFC welcomes the Equal Justice Foundation (EJF) from Colorado. EJF is led by Dr. Charles Corry, a long time activist for fathers and shared parenting. EJF maintains an excellent website at http://www.ejfi.org/ on issues related to domestic violence. Affiliating from West Virgina is M.A.D. of WV. M.A.D. is an acronym for Men Against Discrimination, the organization is headed by Tim Fittro and is guiding a shared parenting bill based on a presumption of equal time for fit parents through the state legislature. Tim can be reached at 304 295-0053, or visit their website at http://www.madmenunitedwv.org/.Affiliating from New Hampshire is DADD. This organization is led by long time advocate and activist Paul Clements. Paul was one of the first people in the nation to see and alert us to the disastrous PBS so called documentary, "Breaking the Silence." DADD stands for Dads Against Divorce Discrimination. Paul can be reached at [email protected]The North Dakota Family Violence Coalition is also known as the Families Civil Liberties Union. While the name may raise a few eyebrows, this organization is dedicated to seeing shared parenting adopted as law in North Dakota. Mitch Sanderson is their point of contact, his number is 701 331-0410.NEW AFFILIATES STARTINGJack Wildey, a tireless professional and shared parenting advocate from Indianapolis, is forming an ACFC affiliate there. Jack would like to hear from you if you are interested in family law reform in Indiana. His numbers are 317 823-1726 or 317 523-2623. I have met Jack on several recent trips through Indiana and he is dedicated to fostering changes in Indiana family law.ACFC is well underway to acheiving its goal of having an organized, independent and active affiliate in each state by the end of this year. For those of you in Florida interested in starting a Florida affiliate, I will be in Southern Florida from February 24 until March 1 and want to talk with you. Please call the ACFC office and leave your contact information (including email address) or reply to this email and put "Florida Meeting" in the subject line with your contact information. There will be a meeting for interested individuals in the Tampa and Miami areas during that time. Several significant announcements will be coming soon, stay tuned. Together, we are making progress. Mike McCormick, Exec. Dir.ACFC ACFC Washington Office 1718 M St. NW. #187 Washington, DC 20036Telephone: 800-978-3237 Email: [email protected]
"Since there are no programs for men any programs serving men via the VAWA would have to be new programs."
I'm not so sure I see this as good news. Since there are no programs for men any programs serving men via the VAWA would have to be new programs....
I'm not so sure I see this as good news. Since there are no programs for men any programs serving men via the VAWA would have to be new programs. If new programs are forbidden they have successfully found a way to insure that no programs for male victims will be funded. This sounds pretty bad to me. Someone tell me I am wrong. Quick.