They came, they made noise and most importantly, they were HEARD!
It all started in the early morning hours of Friday, June 15, 2012, as the first rally goers began assembling along the sidewalk area directly in front of sprawling concrete steps leading up to The United States Court of Appeals. Some carried banners, while others proudly displayed signs designed to raise awareness of various parental rights related issues. This was their big day! The moment they had all been waiting for, had finally arrived. This was their once in a lifetime opportunity to get one very important message out, “Justice for John Parent;” only two days before Father’s Day.
Within minutes, passing motorists en route to the nearby Wall Street financial district, began lending an additional show of support by honking their horns as they exchanged eye contact with the dedicated rally goers who had eagerly gathered. As the morning went on, a growing numbers of rally goers continued to steadily arrive and take part in an event that was successfully organized in under two months. By noon, a full fledged media entourage was taking place only a small distance away, prompting many of those in the rally to pursue additional news outlets to further disseminate their message.
Friday’s Rally for Fathers’ event was a tremendous success as a large number of individuals and numerous parenting groups from Connecticut, Upstate New York, New Jersey and Long Island had converged upon Foley Square. The rally was in support of equal rights for fathers in a case being heard on June 15, 2012. The case, John Parent v State of New York, asks a federal appeals court to place limits upon support and custody abuses in our nation’s domestic relations courts. “John Parent” is a fictitious name allowed by court order to represent abused parents in this precedent seeking case.
The staff here at Leon Koziol.Com is asking all of our friends and supporters to share this story with the news media in hopes that they will prepare a timely piece for Fathers’ Day. We encourage you to contact the major print newspapers by way of telephone for the purpose of reaching a reporter. Any media inquires should be directed to Dr. Leon Koziol at (315) 796-4000. Additional coverage of the event can be found on FaceBook at: New York Families for Kids
A special thank you goes out to everyone who worked diligently behind the scenes as well as those of you who committed to attending the rally. Again, thank you for helping to make the entire day a tremendous success!
As we prepare for similar future events, it’s imperative that we embark upon a major fundraising campaign in order to help defray the high cost of court filing/copy fees, signage, transportation and other related expenses. Kindly consider making a donation to the Parenting Rights Institute today (use PayPal link on the side of page). If everyone impacted by the issues expressed on www.leonkoziol.com made a small donation that was equivalent to no more than a one hour consultation with an attorney, it could make a world of difference for our cause. Also, be sure to check out www.familyretention.com for conflict resolution, litigation avoidance and a reduction of court costs.