Greetings:
 
The following 2008 schedule of unified monthly family rights movement events is already being promoted in agreement by various leaders and activists of different organizations.. We hope that all family rights action events would be planned for the same dates this coming year.. Of course, while many orgs have their own *task goals* for and on various dates throughout the coming year, this is a schedule of *public events* recommended for unity of support, attendance, and participation by all known family rights and due process activists..
 
The monthly events rotate between [all locals], [all states], [all regions], and [national] locations.
 
Please DO promote, support, attend, and participate in the following events, and please DO consider using the same following dates, when planning your own organization's upcoming events, in order to maximize the overall effect, both locally and nationally, in the public eye. Add these events to your own Yahoo Group calendars, so that all of your group members can be automatically reminded.
 
Thank you!

 
--> February regular local events, everywhere (any part of weekend of Thu14th-Sun17th, "Valentine's Day", obviously, plus "President's Day" is that following Monday, February is "National Parent Leadership Month", various lesser-known "holidays" that weekend, spread family rights msgs in front of local govt building, also remember any remaining election events that weekend, coordinate on Local Groups)
 
--> March state events, each State (any part of weekend of Fri14th-Sun16th, statewide meeting & organizing event, either a physical central location or well-planned conference call, theme = "Get out the Green", that weekend is "St. Patrick's Day" weekend, Sunday is "Palm Sunday", March is "International Expect Success Month", spread family rights msgs in front of local govt building, also remember any remaining election events that weekend, coordinate logistics on the State Groups)
[more details http://unitedcivilrights.org/getoutthegreen.html]
 
--> April regular local events, everywhere (all weekend of Fri11th-Sun13th, Sunday is "Thomas Jefferson Day", various lesser known "holidays" that weekend, coordinate logistics on the State Groups) (also plays on govt using April as official "this month" and official "that month" related to family courts stuff, such as "National Child Abuse Prevention Month"... remember, shared [equal] parenting is the best way to prevent most child abuse and most child neglect, due to the natural alternating/balancing "monitoring" of the child(ren)...) ALSO, APRIL 25th, a FRIDAY, is Parental Alienation Awareness Day. "PAAD". See this website for more details http://www.paao-us.com
 
--> May regular local events, everywhere (any part of weekend of Fri09th-Sun11th, Sunday is "Mother's Day", spread family rights msgs in front of local govt buildings, coordinate on Local Groups)
 
--> two weeks of hard-hitting electronic blitzing of the largest social portals and via several other communications methods, to "hit" most or all of online America, bypassing the mainstream media, with our "Public Service Announcements"... this should drive tons of fresh supporters from all over America, into their respective county groups, during this two-week period.
 
--> May 24th-25th [Sat/Sun of "Memorial Day" weekend] regional events, each Region (all weekend of Sat24th-Sun25th, coordinate logistics on the Regional Groups (UCRCoA Leaders) and the State Groups includes discussion and info with and for the public in general)
Considering US Census Population Density maps, the 7 Regional event locations are:
(Note: for a colored map of all 7 USA Regions together, see here)
Region1 -- Oakland/San Francisco, California
Region2 -- Denver, Colorado
Region3 -- Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
Region4 -- Chicago, Illinois
Region5 -- Atlanta, Georgia
Region6 -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Region7 -- Albany, New York
(See the above 7 cities highlighted on a US Census population density map here)
(The seven sets of Regional Operations Coordinators are the best contacts for finalized event info, per Region)
 
--> June regular local events, everywhere (any part of weekend of Fri13th-Sun15th, Sat = "Family History Day", Sun = "Father's Day" and "Family Awareness Day", spread family rights msgs in front of local govt buildings, coordinate on Local Groups).  ALSO, state events, each State + Wash, DC (Fri13th, "Fatherless Day", also happens to be "Friday the 13th", rallies at each State Capitol bldg, plus in Wash, DC also, for 51 simultaneous events, coordinate logistics on the State Groups)
 
--> [possible addition/avail of "Independence Day" related events. July 4th marks end of public voting period on the county groups "polls" to determine the "local winner" of the "worst judge" in each county, plus related follow up actions, etc.]
 
--> [meanwhile, classaction lawsuit parts are being distributed out to the legal groups, and down, beginning at July 4th]
 
--> July regular local events, everywhere (any part of weekend of Fri25th-Sun27th, Sunday is official "Parent's Day", spread family rights msgs in front of local govt buildings, coordinate on Local Groups) [federal law, 36 U.S.C. 135, *expressly directs* local govt's to support, proclaim, etc. in our favor... use it!] CLASSACTIONS BEGIN ACTUAL FILINGS IN FEDERAL COURTHOUSES AFTER THIS WEEKEND, MONDAY-FRIDAY THAT NEXT WEEK.
 
--> August national events: (Thu7th, the Equal Parenting Bike Trek starts in Michigan, heading thru a few States on way to all weekend of Fri15th-Sat16thDC Festival & etc., coordinate travel and rideshare, etc., logistics on the State Groups first, but when saturation is reached, finish coordination for more local people on the Local Groups)
[more event details on http://www.dcfestival2008.com; http://daddyblogger.com]
 
--> Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado from August 25th-28th.
 
--> [possible addition/avail of "Labor Day" weekend related events, Labor Day = Monday, Sept. 1st]
 
--> Republican National Convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul from September 1st-4th.
 
--> September regular local events, everywhere (Sept 17th "Constitution Day", Mon13th-Fri19th "Constitution Week", spread family rights msgs at courthouses, famous patriotic and constitutional landmarks, coordinate on Local Groups)
 
--> October state events, each State (exact date(s) per State, spread family rights msgs at your annual biggest State-sponsored "Domestic Violence Awareness Month" event. Click here for a DOJ list of state DV links. Coordinate logistics on the State Groups)
 
--> [possible addition/avail of final "Election 2008" related events]
 
--> November regular local events, everywhere (Nov 28th similar to 2007's "Black Friday", spread family rights msgs at Mall entrances, coordinate on Local Groups)
 
--> December regular local events, everywhere (any part of Dec 10th-15th, Mon 15th = "Bill of Rights Day", similar to same event in 2007, spread family rights msgs at courthouses, famous patriotic and constitutional landmarks, etc., coordinate on Local Groups)

 
Please DO promote, support, attend, and participate in the following events, and please DO consider using the same following dates, when planning your own organization's upcoming events, in order to maximize the overall effect, both locally and nationally, in the public eye. Add these events to your own Yahoo Group calendars, so that all of your group members can be automatically reminded.
 
Thank you.
 
 
Regards,
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Torm Howse
National Board Director,
United Civil Rights Councils of America
http://unitedcivilrights.org
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