What say ye? Shall we join in
with an event of our own?
On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 23:09:04 -0700
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MESSAGE AS WIDELY AS POSSIBLE.
JOIN IN SENDING THE MESSAGE OF EQUAL
PARENTS' WEEK !
September 26, 2005 - October 2, 2005
As International Sponsor, the Children's
Rights Council ("CRC") based
in the United States invites people
around the world to join in Equal
Parents' Week and unite our voices
in making the message "The Best
Parent Is Both Parents" an international
mandate. In 2003, people in
18 states and 12 countries joined
to send the message of Equal Parents'
Week throughout the world! Please
visit the Equal Parents' Week web
WHAT IS EQUAL PARENTS' WEEK?
Equal Parents' Week is an event which
sends the message that parental rights
and responsibilities must be shared
equally by both parents. The purple
ribbon is the symbol which sends this
message. People are urged to send
this message by wearing purple ribbons
and tying them everywhere they can
Equal Parents' Week advocates that
the right of both parents to function
as a parent, the right of children
to be raised and nurtured by both
parents, and the right of families
to exist and function as a family,
are civil and human rights inherent
and inalienable to all families. The
Equal Parents' Week mandate for equal
parent status is a mandate for the
time it takes to love, nurture, and
teach our children our values the
only way we can...a mandate for the
ability to be a parent...and a mandate
for justice. EPW advocates
that a 2-parent focus be established
as an international priority, maximizing
the involvement that both parents
are willing and able to contribute
in raising their children, and promoting
the ability of both parents to meet
all their children's needs without
compromising or imposing financial
impediments to nonfinancial forms
of child support.
This year, Equal Parent's Week ("EPW")
takes place September 26, 2005 through
October 2, 2005 The CRC is soliciting
participation in EPW to create an
international movement that will unite
the voices of people all over the
world to raise public awareness and
achieve legislative reform to promote
joint custody and shared parenting,
and address injustices that affect
parents, children and family members
everywhere. Although the simplenact
of tying a purple ribbon may seem
insignificant, the power of ournmessage
and the power of this message sent
all over the world will reachnpeople
everywhere. If every family member
throughout the world who cherishesntheir
love for their family unites their
voices in sending this message, we
will send a message so powerful it
cannot be ignored.
AN INTERNATIONAL EVENT OF SOLIDARITY
TO SEND OUR MESSAGE.
"A Moment in our Hearts, A Moment
Public Candlelight Vigils. As
a international event, we are encouraging
organizations to hold as many public
candelight vigils as possible. ALL
CANDLELIGHT VIGILS WILL BE HELD ON
THE SAME DATE AND AT THE SAME TIME:
Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 7:30
p.m (as this time occurs in your timenzone,
not adjusted for any other time zone)
Sign up to hold a public vigilnusing
We are urging all people who cannot
attend a candlelight vigil or who
do not have one taking place near
them to share in "A Moment in
our Hearts, A Moment of Solidarity"
by holding their own "Home Vigil"
and light a candle in their home for
at least 15 minutes, on Thursday,
September 29, 2005 at 7:30 pm, the
same date and time as the public candelight
vigils will be taking place. A "Home
Vigil" can be held by anyone,
it can be held by a single person
living alone, and include as many
people as you wish, so invite your
family and friends if you like.
Please use the link
to sign up to hold a "Home Vigil".
"Home Vigils" are as important
as public candlelight vigils because
they are very valuable in strengthening
the message of EPW.
Please view the "Five Candles
for use at public candlelight vigils
and "Home Vigils."