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His Side with Glenn Sacks His Side with Glenn Sacks radio commentaries are broadcast daily on KLAA AM 830, a 50,000 watt talk station in Los Angeles and Orange County. To listen, click here. His Side with Glenn Sacks has received extensive media attention from major media outlets, including Time Magazine, People magazine, the New York Times, Forbes, USA Today, Geraldo at Large, CBS News Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, Fox, the BBC, Univision, CBS, NBC, ABC, the Associated Press, UPI, the Washington Post, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, and hundreds of others.

 

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Jun 14, 2008 – Father’s Day Picnic
Come rain or shine – we have a covered pavilion and tents in case of inclement weather.
Bring picnic food or a snack to share.
Hot Dogs & other grill-friendly food, plus non-alcoholic beverages, provided.

Click here to view details
Bringing More Sacredness to Fathers Day

Mar, 2008 – FAMILY PRESERVATION AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – DADS and MOMS of Michigan announces the 2007 award recipients for service in supporting the role of family in supporting a healthy Michigan State and place to live and raise a family, promoting parents in children’s lives. The recipients have demonstrated extraordinary dedication and commitment to serving the Michigan community to mentor families and children, improve state agency services, and advocate for parent involvement in children’s lives. The award recipients received special recognition at the DADS and MOMS of Michigan Annual Gala and Awards Banquet at the Westin Hotel in Southfield on March 15, 2008

DADS and Moms of Michigan Awards 2008
DADS Gala Awards News Release

Jan, 2008 – DADS and MOMS of Michgan 2007 Accomplishments
We reflected on some of the many accomplishments in 2007. We were pleased at the significant expansion, yet still not satisfied with where we need to be. It will take a great amount of work and support to reach our objectives.

Jan 26, ’08 – Midwest Fathers Conference
http://partnershipfordads.org/
Keynote Speaker: Lem Barney, Detroit Lions Superstar & Pro Football Hall of Fame Legend.

Midwest Fathers Conference 08.doc

Jan 4, ’08 – NATIONAL FATHERHOOD SUMMIT
http://www.dcrally2008.com/events/2008-National-Fatherhood-Summit.php

National Fatherhood Summit 08.doc

Sept 26, ’07 – Rally – Equal Parents Week (EPW), September 23 – 29, 2007
We have reserved the east steps of the Michigan Capitol for a rally on Wednesday, September 26 between the hours of 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Below is a link to a video produced from the 2006 Equal Parents Week rally: Equal Parents Week brings attention to the need for both parents to share their parental rights and responsibilities equally, the right of children to be raised and nurtured by both parents, and the right of families to exist and function as a family. These are civil and human rights inherent and inalienable to all families. Recent national tragedies further highlight the importance of parents and family. Public and home candlelight vigils observing EPW will also take place on September 26 across the nation and world.

2006 Rally http://www.tellusnews.com/dads

Equal Parents Week 07 Flyer.pdf
2007 EPW Proclamation.doc

Aug 18, ’07 – Welcome to the DCRally
http://www.dcrally2007.com/
We meet in Washington DC , to peacefully exercise our first amendment right to assemble and to respectfully petition our government for a redress of grievances. Our grievances relate to governmental interference with and the destruction of our nation’s family structure. DCRally 2007 will take place at the historic site of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.

Aug 11, ’07 – Bike Marathon to Washington, DC, August 11 and 18
http://daddy.typepad.com/daddyblog/2007/04/robert_and_rob_.html

2007 Trek Comprehensive pictures and videos are here: http://www.cycling4children.com/
See his 2005 trek at http://www.dadsofmichigan.org/marathon.html
See his 2006 trek at http://www.dadsofmichigan.org/marathon06.html

Robb MacKenzie and Robert Pederson are treking from Lansing, MI to Washington, DC to arrive in Washington on August 18.  Be there!!!  This story is picking up steam and we need your help. The purpose of the Equal Parenting Bike Trek is to focus on the parenting attitude in U.S. Courts and family services, Department of Health and Human Services, government intervention into family, and government run family. The Lansing launch on August 11 will lead to add excitement to the Washington, D.C. Rally on August 18.  http://www.dcrally2007.com/

Get regular updates and more information of the bike trek at our message board under Bike Marathon to DC
http://dadsofmichigan.org/phpbb2/viewforum.php?f=43&sid=16d5c29ac902689589ee83573787c4f4

Mar 27, ’07 – DADS AND MOMS OF MICHIGAN AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MIDADS and MOMS of Michigan announces the 2006 award recipients for service in supporting the role of family in supporting a healthy Michigan State and place to live and raise a family, promoting parents in children’s lives. The recipients have demonstrated extraordinary dedication and commitment to serving the Michigan community to mentor families and children, improve state agency services, and advocate for parent involvement in children’s lives. The award recipients received special recognition at the DADS and MOMS of Michigan Annual Gala and Awards Banquet at the Westin Hotel in Southfield.

Michigan’s children and family are challenged with an increased divorce rate and unwed parent situation. Children are suffering while State agencies focus on maintaining the status quo as family separates. Children are losing their parent and family identity, programmed by the media and government. Family values, the protection and moral compass of parents, are being sub-optimized with layered government intervention.

The recognized Legislators and Community Service people in Michigan have taken bold action to make a difference in children’s lives, and make a difference for all families in Michigan.

DADS Gala Awards News Release
DADS Awards 2006

Jan 4, ’07 – Dads and Moms of Michigan 2006 Accomplishments
This link lists some of the many accomplishments in 2006

Oct, ’06 – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Domestic Violence is a problem throughout the globe. The World Health Organization weighed in on the topic several years ago and in 1994 the U.S. enacted the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), under the assumption that all domestic violence is only perpetrated by men. The military and U.S. Navy integrated women into combat positions in the late 80’s and on Navy combatant ships and sexual harassment and domestic violence training was implemented. The assumption was that it is a man on women issue. A different picture has emerged. Click here to read more.

Sep 27, ’06 – Restore the American FamilyEqual Parents Week Rally, Wednesday September 27th, 2006
http://www.tellusnews.com/dads/
"The Best Parent is Both Parents" – EPW September 27 in Lansing was a gorgeous day as the sky opened up from the rain for an inspiring ceremony and a who’s who of speakers. The program was videoed, photographed, televised, published, and broadcast by numerous media throughout the State. Coincidentally, Supreme Court Justice Maura Corrigan published in the September issue of Referees Quarterly an article expounding on the family issues DOM has been advocating, which is children are significantly better off with both parents involvement, even if the parents are divorced or unwed. During EPW, we celebrate parenting and the wonderful contribution each parent can make in a Childs life. We need to encourage more of this. Click here to read more.

Aug 19, ’06 – Cruising the Dream Cruise
DADS and Moms of Michigan had a booth at the Dream Cruise in Detroit on August 19 on Woodward Avenue and Old Woodward in the downtown area of Birmingham. We had a good crowd and people fanned out along the cruise to pass out more than 5,000 flyers promoting Equal Parents Week September 24-30, 2006 and in Lansing at the Capital on September 27 from 12:00 -2:00 PM. We had a great time cooking burgers and dogs and watching some incredible classic cars. View photos from the Dream Cruise

Jun 24, ’06 DADS Marathon
See his 2005 trek at http://www.dadsofmichigan.org/marathon.html
See his 2006 trek at http://www.dadsofmichigan.org/marathon06.html

Jun 1, ’06DADS and MOMS of Michigan New Affiliate
"Father": A Child’s Right http://www.fatherachildsright.org/
This Michigan web site provides excellent information on what is going on regarding Shared Parenting.

Feb 10, 06 – DADS and MOMS of Michigan has Announced the 2005 Award Recipients – for service in supporting the role of both parents in children’s lives. The recipients have demonstrated extraordinary dedication and commitment to serving the Michigan community to mentor families and children, improve state agency services, and advocate for parent involvement in children’s lives. The award recipients received special recognition at the DADS and MOMS of Michigan Annual Gala and Awards Banquet at the Westin Hotel in Southfield, MI on February 11.

News Release

Award Recipients

Feb, 06 DADS and MOMS of Michigan PAC launches campaign for shared parenting
Shared parenting legislation would require a presumption of substantial equal parenting, in most instances, for unwed and divorced parents, unless there is clear and convincing evidence of unfitness. HB 5267 has been introduced to support shared parenting. Click Here for more information on how you can support shared parenting and what it means.

Jan 17, ’06 – DADS PAC Engages Lobbyist – With many of the pending bills reaching a critical stage, DADS of Michigan PAC recommends that we engage a lobbyist to further these issues. This is not free and we need you to make a monthly financial commitment of $10, $15, $25, $50, $100, $500, $1000 per month for the next year. We can process these via credit card each month. Please call our hotline at 248-559-3237 today to make your pledge or email dadspac@dadsofmichigan.org.

Jan 11, ’06 – DADS Legislative Agenda 2006 – This has been published and updated slightly from the 2005 agenda. Major initiatives are highlighted on the PAC page and include legislation on shared parenting (HB 5267), paternity (HB 5088), parentage (HB4161), parenting plans, and child support. We are aggressively working to increase PAC Delegates in every county. Please call 248-559-3237 or email dadspac@dadsofmichigan.org if you can serve as a point of contact in your legislative district.

Jan 4, ’06DADS and MOMS of Michigan 2005 Accomplishments – See some of our 2005 accomplishments. DADS and MOMS of Michigan is proud of the accomplishments in 2005 and looks forward to an even better year in 2006.

Dec, 05 – VAWA Update – VAWA is now signed by the President and has become law. The good news is language has been included to include men. As a result, we are preparing a grant package to obtain funding for a DV support hotline.

Dec, 05 – Michigan Legislative Update – Several bills have been introduced with your support (yes, you matter) and we will be sending alerts. See the PAC News page for details and check the message boards under PAC News for more timely news. Develop a strong report with your legislator via telephone, mail and email and get to know their staff.

Dec, 05 – MiSDU – Michigan child support disbursement unit now allows for electronic payments. See Legal Support site.

Nov, 05 – PBS Documentary – PBS has acknowledged publicly that the documentary “Breaking the Silence” is flawed in it’s research and reporting on child abuse and has agreed to prepare a new documentary in the spring. Your voice counted and had an effect.

Nov, 05 – WNEM TV5 I-Team Investigation: DNA Daddy (Paternity Fraud)
Doug Richardson was 19 years old when he learned his girlfriend was pregnant. He married the woman, and a baby boy was on the way. Richardson says he and his new wife named the boy after him Douglas Richardson Jr. Soon the marriage crumbled, and after a lengthy divorce Richardson found himself paying child support for the little boy. However, Richardson soon discovered he and the little boy were not even biologically related.

In the Michigan case below, which is not unique, Douglas is paying child support to the biological father of a child. The Mom was not truthful about the pregnancy and duped him into marriage. Immediately after the child was born, she divorces him and moved in with the biological father. Douglas has been paying child support for a child that is not his and he is not allow to see. Now that the Mom divorced the biological father, Douglas is paying child support to the biological Dad.

WNEM Channel 5 news broadcast
http://www.wnem.com/Global/story.asp?s=4069926

Nov 30, ’05 – Corporation for Public Broadcasting Slams PBS’s Breaking the Silence

Aug 12, ’05 – DADS Marathon to Lansing, Aug 6-12, 2005

Aug, ’05 – VAWA Update August 2005

Dec 2, ’04 – Verizon hears us!!!

Nov 17, ’04 – Campaign Against Anti-Father ‘Leave Her Alone!’ Verizon Commercial
Update on Verizon campaign, check out their response and join in our efforts to have the ad removed!
Click here.

Oct 14, ’04 – Cox Pulls Billboard Campaign In Face of Protests!

Nov 4, ’04 – Feminist Law Professor Leads Backlash Against Paternity Fraud Laws

Jun, ’04 – Fathers 4 Justice demonstrate in London – Father’s Day 2004

 

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