A leading national parental rights organization, with the mission to “educate and inform the public and policymakers regarding parental rights,” is in need of an Alaskan coordinator to help introduce legislation in the Alaska Legislature that strengthens parental rights in Alaska.
Founded in 2014, the Parental Rights Foundation is a research and educational institution that aims to pass legislation to protect parents’ rights to “raise their children without undue government interference.”
While Alaska has a large homeschooling community and strong support for parental rights, the state has been without a statewide parental rights coordinator for several years. Additionally, the Parental Rights Foundation website notes that Alaska is considered an “at risk” state because it does not have a state statute that “defines and protects parental rights as fundamental rights.”
According to the group’s website it seeks to educate “those in government and the public at large on the important role that parental rights holds in ensuring that the freedom, opportunity, prosperity and civil society of America continue to flourish from generation to generation.”
“the Parental Rights Foundation website notes that Alaska is considered an at risk state because it does not have a state statute that defines and protects parental rights as fundamental rights.”
The group works to inform the public of conflicts between government and families regarding who should be the primary decision maker for children.
A top priority of the Parental Rights Foundation is to introduce parental rights resolutions in each state legislature. Wording for such a resolution has already been worked out. The group now needs a volunteer coordinator to contact elected officials and ask if they will sponsor the resolution or can recommend someone who will.
An Alaska coordinator would ideally be able to occasionally visit the State Capital in Juneau in order to meet with legislators and advocate for parental rights.
For more information about the state coordinator position, or to become a volunteer with the organization, email Executive Director Michael Ramey at Michael@parentalrights.org or call (540) 751-1200.