NC Fathers Rights

NC Fathers Rally Information

NC Fathers RallySupporters of NC Fathers have asked us for months to put together a rally in Raleigh at the state capitol so that we can send the message to legislators that the time has come to reform the NC family courts and fix some problems that are having dire consequences for many families and children in NC.

Well we have heard your request and we are ready to start that process. However, keep in mind that the policies of the courts and with legislators will not be easy to change and we are encouraging each and every one of you to attend this rally. Additionally, we hope you will bring members of your family as they are affected by family law as well. Numbers of people mean everything in this process.

From here on out, all communications on the NC Fathers Facebook page will be related to the logistics of where we can all meet, and a good time to do so. Keep in mind that we are looking at May 14, 2014 during the general session of the general assembly. This should give each of you time to take of off work.

It is also important to remember that each time we make a post on the Facebook page, not everyone sees the post in their timeline so you are encouraged to check the Facebook page daily. You are also encouraged to bookmark this page as we will update it with pertinent information related to this rally.

http://www.facebook.com/NCFathers

Here are some things we need from supporters:

  • Using either the comment system below, or the message feature on Facebook, tell us a day in January that you CAN NOT meet.
  • On the day of the rally, we will need to communicate with everyone and the best way to do that is to use Twitter. Using your cell phone’s texting capability, please send the following text to the number 40404 WITHOUT the quotes “follow @NCFathersA
  • Once you have done that, again text the following to 40404 WITHOUT the quotes “On

Once this is done, we can tweet information from the rally and you will get a text message. When you do the texting above, twitter will acknowledge your request so if you do not get a message that you are following our twitter handle and that notifications are turned on, try again.

  • For those of you that live in Raleigh, we need you to tell us a large park NEAR the state capitol that we can all meet before going over to the capitol. This should be within walking distance. Once we have a designated place, check Facebook and this page for that information.
  • Now is the best time to start inviting other non-custodial families to our Facebook page so that we have more people.
  • In the coming days, we are going to create a PDF file of talking points that you can print out and bring with you to the rally. We encourage you to hand these out to any legislators who will meet with us, or their legislative aids.

More to come soon in the section below.

The section below is for updated information to the rally so check this page OFTEN between now and the rally. The direct link to this document is https://ncfathers.wordpress.com/rally

The link for the current revision of the document we are going to hand out to Senators and Representatives is here:

https://ncfathers.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/nc-family-law-reform.pdf

2 Comments »

  1. While we are starting from scratch, there’s no need to re-invent the wheel.
    I would recommend contacting another similar organization that has already done this- such as Shelia Peltzer in Charlotte, founder of Kids Need Two Parents and also a member of Leading Women for Shared Parenting.
    Check her website, http://www.kn2p.org , where they have photos and videos of a march and demonstration they recently held at the State Capitol. Im sure they could provide a wealth of information on logistics, police permits, media contacts, parking, etc, as well as help get the word out to strengthen attendance.

    Moore Square and Nash Square are two public parks within walking distance of the State Capitol and Legislature.
    Another idea would be Fayetteville Street in order to march past the Wake County Courthouse.
    I would recommend a Saturday at noon in order to maximize attendance and allow time for people from outside the area to commute to Raleigh. Its not a weekday when the legislature is open, but in all honesty there wont be that many of them that will come out and interact during this process. We can always invite interested legislature members to attend and possibly make statements to us and the media. Leveraging the media attention will be the best way to educate the general public about the situation and to get the attention of the governor and legislature.

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    Comment by Navin R. Johnson | October 24, 2013 | Reply

  2. Might be an ideal speaker for the rally- Charlotte father and former NFL Super Bowl Champion, Tim McKyer, who has experience speaking on Shared Parenting, and has worked with national and state children’s advocacy groups.

    http://wvrecord.com/news/206083-former-nfl-player-to-discuss-shared-parenting

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    Comment by Navin R. Johnson | October 29, 2013 | Reply


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