By Dr. Leon Koziol
Parenting Rights Institute
This past Saturday, July 31, 2021, I attended the annual summer barbeque sponsored by Americans for Legal Reform held at the home of Gary Jacobs. Although there was no official count of attendees, the total was reliably estimated at nearly 300 during the course of the afternoon. Speakers were limited to public office holders and candidates for such positions as U.S. Senator, Congress member, Suffolk County DA and local offices. A video series to be posted on-line was offered for group leaders and other speakers.
These types of events are highly encouraging for victims of court corruption and those actively engaged in government reform initiatives. For my part, I traveled down from central New York and weathered the only storm of the day, that consisting of the horrific traffic jams out on Long Island. We’re not used to them in Syracuse or Albany. Many accolades to Gary, his family and others who made this event possible.
At the event I was pleasantly surprised to discover so many people I got to know over the years at numerous events in New York, Washington and other venues. Earlier in the day, I was able to pick up my first inventory of newly released books which I authored under the title, Whistleblower in Paris. It chronicles my ordeal as a victimized parent and civil rights attorney who took a conscientious stand against my profession.
Some were wondering whether I would host another 3-day event in Washington D.C. as the sequel to our Parent March on Washington held on May 1-3, 2019. However the Pandemic, Capitol riots and lack of genuine contribution were all factors that foreclosed it. If anyone would like to make it occur, I would need a guaranteed turn-out of 1,000 minimum and a budget of $20,000. It is simply not worth my professional time, effort or risk to do this again when corporate and lobby entities budget many times this amount for identical outcomes.
We had no negative incidents throughout our highly challenging itinerary in 2019.