Moms - Face arrest for writing "I Love You" ?

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From: John Murtari (
Date: Sun Mar 23 2014 - 17:39:31 EDT

Good People & People of Faith,

Info on two items:

1) Moms - Face arrest for writing "I Love You"
2) John Hicks - 62 and sitting in jail, TODAY.

1) Moms - Face arrest for writing "I Love You"
Mother's Day is a little over a month away, May 11th.  Father's
day will follow.  It's amazing how many parents go through
torture EVERY YEAR not seeing their young children, or not
hearing from older children alienated by "Family Law."

I'm taking a little 'vacation' from a good paying corporate job.

On May 9th, Friday before Mother's Day, I plan to leave a
message for my child (and for all our kids).  I'll use Kid's
Play Chalk and write "I LOVE YOU" on the plaza outside the
Syracuse Federal Building.

We'll contact the local media and give them a great story to
cover before Mother's day!  Loving parents trying to convince
United States Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand,
that Family Rights are important.

We're fortunate to have both a Mom and Dad as US Senators. A
joint statement would carry a lot of weight in the US Congress.

And YES, even if you're not from NY, you can still join
me. Senators hear from people (and lobbyists), from any state.


#1: The old saying on Civil Disobedience is, "One person is a
potential crazy -- three people are a movement!"

We need at least one mother and father to join me.  Had a Mother
join me in January 2005 - got TV coverage. No arrests that day!

I was featured in a documentary:

#2: If you can't risk an arrest, just come and be a silent
witness to what happens.

#3: Can't make it to Syracuse, we can use your help in ideas,
organizing, and publicity.


Looking forward to hearing from you:  jmurtari@AKidsRight.Org

WHY ME: My son Dom and I were the lucky ones.  We escaped
alienation and have a loving relationship.  A junior in college
now, he appreciates how fortunate we are and my 'vacation'
plans.  It is the least I can do for others.

2) John Hicks - 62 and sitting in jail, TODAY.
John contacted me weeks ago. A story I'd both heard & lived too
many times.  Behind in "child support payments" and facing jail.

John loves his teenage daughter very much, but of course the
system promotes alienation and "winner take all".  It appears
money isn't a real motivator here.

His former spouse told him that if he just forgets about every
seeing his daughter, "child support payments" will be forgotten
and he won't face more jail in the future.

He turned that down.  He's now in the Dutchess County jail.

Even jails have nice websites!

He's 62 years old and has decided to go on a hunger strike,
fasting to call attention to the injustice.

I encourage you, nicely, to call the Jail/Sheriff, and ask how
John is doing.  Are they taking care of him?  It appears they
may be keeping him isolated/segregated -- ask about that.
Sheriff Anderson: (845) 486-3800

Take a moment, please write him a letter, let him know you care:

Mr. John Hicks
Dutchess County Jail
P.O. Box 1389
Poughkeepsie, New York 12602

Oh! And if you are in the area and can visit him in jail, that's
huge!  One of the great acts of mercy:

          "I was a prisoner and you visited me."


                                        John Murtari

Coordinator                            AKidsRight.Org
jmurtari@AKidsRight.Org                "A Kid's Right to BOTH parents"
Toll Free (315) 944-0999(x-211)        http://www.AKidsRight.Org/


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