Michigan activists are ON FIRE! All across Michigan Equal Parenting Advocates are educating elected officials and Presidential candidates about the benefits of Equal Parenting Rights. Delete of Michigan Father's Rights Coalition is seen below educating Mike Huckabee about how children benefit from equal parenting rights. Delete was a critical part of the 2007 Equal Parenting Bike Trek.
Mike Saxton, a district advocate for A Child's Right and Dads and Moms of Michigan, spoke directly with Mike Huckabee.
Here is Mr. Saxton's account: "At a press conference today at Demmer Corp. in Lansing Michigan I had the opportunity to discuss shared parenting with Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.
First I asked if he supported the proposed "Family Preservation and Reconciliation Act" to which he replied he was unfamiliar. I was able to provide him with volume 34 #3 of The Liberator which contains the text of the proposed Act and also a brochure from Dads & Moms of Michigan.
Second, I explained that there were over 1 million non-custodial parents in Michigan and over 25 million in the US; if you were elected President what would you do you ensure that children have equal access to both fit parents, regardless of marital status? He replied that he supports shared parenting.
Third, we discussed Michigan's shared parenting bill HB 4564 and I asked if he would endorse it. He replied that he hadn't read it but that he does support shared parenting. Rep. Rick Jones was also present at the press conference and in response to my request has forwarded a copy of HB 4564 to Governor Huckabee's office.
I suggest that we all ask our Representatives and Senators to ask the candidates their stance on shared parenting, and for an endorsement of our HB 4564, as they accompany them on the campaign trail. Please check the evening news for coverage of the press conference."
Note the excellent use of the ACFC newspaper "The Liberator"!