18th Birthday Message to a Daughter Harmed by an Alienating Parent

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Honor America Parade in Rome, New York where my daughter proudly displayed an American flag. It was  during my campaign for state senate prior to a hate campaign by the state’s “custodial parent” and witch hunt in retaliation for my crusade against a corrupt court system

By  Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

The following text message was sent to the cell phone of Kelly Hawse-Koziol at 11:45 pm on the 18th birthday of my eldest daughter. I have no number to either of my daughters. I doubt that this alienating parent shared it with the one it was intended to reach.

Happy 18th Birthday Kristen!

Since you were born I always wanted to do something special with you on this day. But like so many other events I was prevented from experiencing in your life and that of your sister, your mother got in the way without cause of any kind except that of replacing me for money and status, and harming me when her agendas failed.

Someday when you can understand what happened to your loving dad, you will realize what your mom truly did to destroy our once wonderful father-daughter relationships:

Disney World, your first experiences with the ocean at Cocoa Beach, swimming behind our family boat at “Mermaid Island” as you and Cassandra came to call it, that Christmas tradition of carrying the two of you out across the starlit winter sky in our front yard at that special moment in the Polar Express movie, all the Harry Potter movies you explained to me with great enthusiasm, fireside dancing with fellow kids at the Sagamore, stories and quizzes you enjoyed during our trips to so many exciting places, the challenges of climbing the gauntlet at Destiny Mall, our many parades and field day carnivals afterwards during my campaigns you enjoyed so thoroughly, the carriage ride through Times Square, Macy’s Day Parade and your spontaneous performances in Central Park in front of musicians which attracted so much attention. And we certainly can’t forget your first parasail rides at our summer place, Lake George, where everyone treated you like celebrities.

It’s such a long list I would loved to have shared with you today at dinner which I asked your mom so vigorously to facilitate. But like everything that was good in our lives, your mom did everything she could to destroy it for no logical reason at all. I never once harmed either of you, and despite a tantrum or two over your mom’s anal monitoring of me since our separation in 2004, I hung in there as best I could against a court system bent on punishing your dad for exercising his God given rights. The sacrifices I made are now folklore among similarly persecuted parents across the country, some of which are movie stars, famous athletes, university professors, prominent doctors and professionals.

Sadly I will not be able to give you that special gift I was hoping for today and I will certainly not do so by phone or Grandma Hawse who burned her home down with neglected candles. If your mom is honest for once in her war on dad, she will admit to my lawyer assistance which got Grandma a nice fire insurance settlement without the usual one-third taken out for fees. So much of this is forgotten or tortured in your mom’s endless quest for revenge. She wants to make sure that her damage to our relationship is lifelong.

I had no intention of getting into any of this with you had you driven over to a restaurant of your choice for a birthday dinner as I requested. At first your mom was receptive when she contacted me for a “normal divorced family” environment, but typical of her history of provocative behavior, she reneged and returned us to the battle she started ignorantly and pointlessly in 2006 leading to the “embarrassing” fiasco she caused today. No one in the sane parenting world can understand her spiteful behavior. She had so many opportunities to end this but it’s obvious today that she enjoys the drama into eternity.

You are an adult now facing big challenges in the sick world we live in. That’s why I must do what I need to do next which could have been so easily avoided. You girls are innocent victims of a corrupt court system which has become my destiny to expose and reform. It’s something of which you should be proud but prevented from feeling due to the 100% domination by a vicious parent alienator. What I do next may bring a lot of publicity to our ordeal as I travel to the New Hampshire Primary and Washington D.C. to secure overdue reforms, but your mom has, once again, given me no choice.

All I wanted was a nice birthday dinner, free of the past, where we could be nostalgic on the good times and share plans on an exciting future. Someday it is my hope that you will learn the other side and realize just how much I sacrificed to remain in your lives. I will always be there for you and love you as a dad (not a non-custodial parent) no matter the brainwashing championed by your “custodial parent.”

It’s nearing midnight, so it’s safe to assume I will not even receive the phone call I asked for on this special day. What kind of a “mother” does this with so many girls and guys your age who would have loved and begged to have a dad like me.

Happy Birthday Kristen. The years went by too fast.

Love always,

Dad (Leon Koziol)

 

Special Note to my 6,209 followers: I will be giving updates regarding my trip to the New Hampshire Primary and the message I intend to bring to our Democrat candidates for president. Please share this post as our website has been highly censored. Prior to my post regarding mandatory psychiatric evaluations for family judge candidates (i.e. my pedophile custody judge Bryan Hedges), I would receive over 2,000 shares on a single release. Today, I’m lucky to receive 10. I am asking for a federal investigation into what is surely a grave censorship of these vital public messages.

On a stranger note, as I read the above text message on my i-phone to type it into my home computer, the paragraphing arose automatically without any prompting on my part, i.e. a single hit on the “enter” key produced single spaces in the body of each paragraph, and the same single hit produced an automatic double space each time I came to the end of a paragraph, i.e. I never had to hit the “enter” key twice.

This continued throughout the entire post to my amazement, as if the computer was reading my mind. There was no connection between my phone and the computer or correction function since paragraphing is not a logical command on this type of transfer activity or and computer program that I am aware of. If you’re a tech expert, I would love to receive your theory or explanation. Call me at (315) 796-4000 or e-mail at leonkoziol@gmail.com.

They’re back… Parent March on Washington 2020. For the sake of our Children, Join us!

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

Maybe they just didn’t hear us last year. Or maybe our leaders in Washington were more focused on politics, the Mueller Report and impeachment inquiries than the needs of their constituent moms and dads pleading for an investigation of family court abuses.

Whatever the reason, since our first annual Parent March on Washington, May 1-3, 2019, the needless deaths of parents and innocent children due to family court abuses have grown. Untold emotional and financial suffering has grown with it.

Most recently, on January 17, 2020, an 8-year old boy, Thomas Valva, fell victim to a hypotheria-induced death in a Suffolk County, New York home caused by his NYPD father and fiancee. Both were indicted yesterday.

Three months earlier in Philadelphia, a mother, Damyra Jones, murdered her husband and two children before attempting suicide. On July 31, 2018, James Shield, who lost his Manhattan physical therapy practice to a custody battle, committed a triple murder-suicide, leaving his son, ex-wife and current wife dead.

Despite a growing epidemic, it’s business as usual in our nation’s divorce and family courts. That epidemic was described in great detail in our report delivered by victimized parents to all members of Congress on our second day of events (Lobby Day), May 2, 2019.

Even as that report was being prepared, on March 28, 2019, Brian Kennedy walked into a local Wawa Store in Delaware and gunned down his ex-wife with a semi-automatic rifle. That store was selected for child exchanges due to the many surveillance cameras.

Eclipsing that event one week later, the mother of a 17-month old child was shot dead in front of a Hawthorne, California police station during a similar exchange. Neither venue proved to have any deterrent effect.

For these and other reasons, I have been contacted by parent groups, reform advocates and victims of divorce and family courts across the country to sponsor a second annual Parent March on Washington. The goal this time will be to impact the upcoming presidential and congressional elections.

As explained in our report, the carnage is being caused by a federal funding law which rewards the states and their family courts by the number and size of child support orders they issue and satisfy. We’re talking about billions of dollars under this little known law.

Those dollars depend on the number of “custodial parents” that can be manufactured by our family courts even in situations where co-parenting is working without state interference. It is a gold mine for judges, lawyers and countless service providers, hence the vicious retaliations exacted upon reformers and judicial whistle blowers like me.

On the last day of our 2019 event, we featured a memorial to family court victims. They included 2-year old Gabriella Boyd who was murdered by her mother. It also featured the “walking dead,” parents and children who have fallen victim to severe parent alienation caused by the same antiquated custody system.

By numerous accounts of those involved in the reform movement, the Parent March on Washington was the most successful event to date. It occurred without a single glitch and only $475 in donations outside of those I obtained personally. And a common theme among speakers was the need to continue the momentum.

Therefore a tentative event along the same 3-day agenda as last year is set for June 3-5, 2020. This will give us one more month than last year to grow the numbers into the thousands. Given the proven success of last year, recruiting efforts will be highly effective.

Unfortunately, I was forced to take over many assignments that were abandoned or sabotaged. Sadly there are too many splintered groups with “moles and trolls” committed to killing all reform efforts. This past month I filed a major brief in federal court as part of my ongoing quest to have our petitions properly heard.

Therefore we need your help to make this work. If effective volunteers and sufficient donations are not obtained by May 1, 2020, the event will be cancelled.

PLEASE SHARE THIS POST AND JOIN US FOR AN EXCITING MARCH DOWN PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE UNDER POLICE ESCORT. Start by participating in our conference calls: e-mail me at leonkoziol@gmail.com or call the Parenting Rights Institute at (315) 380-3420. There are many permits that I need to process along with speaking venues and hotel accommodations, so time is of the essence.

 

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New York Lobby Contingent after a meeting in Senator Chuck Schumer’s conference room on May 2, 2019. Despite follow-up calls and visits, the response promised to us has not occurred.
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October, 2019 meeting between Parenting Rights Institute supporters and Presidential Candidate Amy Klobuchar in her Senate office in Washington D.C. Despite our pleas and hand-delivered report, Amy has not kept her promise to respond.

Federal Court to Hear Precedent Case Regarding Parental Alienation, Support Abuses and Whistle Blower Retaliation

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Participants of our Parent March on Washington were rewarded with a police escort down Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and Capitol Building on May 3, 2019. We spent the prior day in the halls of Congress lobbying for a federal investigation of human rights violations and federal funding abuses in our nation’s divorce and family courts.

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

On November 15, 2019, at 9 a.m., at the United States Courthouse in Albany, New York, a federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments regarding a precedent-seeking case entitled, Leon Koziol, Individually and as Natural Parent vs State of New York, Child Support Processing Center, Acting Family Judge Gerald Popeo, Support Magistrate Natalie Carraway, Chief Court Clerk Barbara Porta, Support Investigator Katie Lawrence, Custodial Parent Kelly Hawse-Koziol and Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol.

This case features inhumane retributions which I sustained as a model parent and attorney who blew the whistle on corruption in our divorce and family courts. That corruption is twofold: first the systemic bias among judges rewarded by the number and size of support orders they issue under a federal funding law known as Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, and second, a particular bias ranging from my pedophile custody judge removed from the bench (Bryan Hedges) to a racist, unethical and abusive judge censured by a judicial commission (Gerald Popeo, a defendant here).

It was filed on August 7, 2019 in New York Supreme Court after I was denied court transcripts and evidentiary subpoenas to show a major fraud during a support violation proceeding. My rights of due process, free speech and equal protection were violated incessantly after federal judges in upstate New York referred my complaints to state court over the years. In a shocking irony, the New York Attorney General (representing the state, judges and court clerk) then moved my case from state court back to federal court on August 29, 2019.

Nearly 40 trial level judges have been disqualified or removed from my originally uncontested divorce. Over a period of 12 years, my livelihood, reputation and parent-child relations were utterly destroyed through such concoctions as a “prohibited alcohol related gesture” (a wedding toast) and fabricated college degrees (PhD and Masters) to elevate my support obligations.

It has set new records for unmitigated corruption. For example, ethics lawyers engaged in the witch hunt against me have opposed my reinstatement to practice as long as I continue to blow the whistle. This has been ongoing for a record 10 years. The same lawyers were then allowed to resign without any criminal or ethics charges after being caught falsifying their time sheets.

As observers across the country have warned time and again, if they can do this to a model parent and unblemished attorney (for more than 23 years), imagine what they could do to the rest of us. A sort of Gestapo atmosphere is growing in our family courts to advance a trillion dollar industry. Anyone courageous or conscientious enough to stand in the way of this gold mine will be squashed, immediately or over time.

The greed and corruption are so rampant that I was subjected to a “shoot on site” threat arising from an unlawful support warrant one year ago. That warrant was issued by Defendant Judge Gerald Popeo who accepted an assignment to my support case six months after complaining of my supposed participation in a “witch hunt” that led to his  public censure by a judicial commission. Defendant Sheriff Robert Maciol admitted during a radio program that this high alert warrant was unlawfully leaked to the media. Read more details by clicking on to the link below:

(Koziol Complaint Dated August 7, 2019)

This is a watershed case seeking to declare excessive enforcement practices unconstitutional, to establish parental alienation as a constitutional violation, and to secure legal protection for judicial whistle blowers. Bradley Birkenfeld recovered $104 million in an IRS whistle blower case after serving a 30 month prison term in retaliation for his exposure of a Swiss Bank scandal involving billions of dollars in federal revenue losses. I am seeking to set precedent here for those parents sent to debtor prisons and punished for protecting their children. Over time, it could result in billions of dollars in federal tax savings.

Precedent cases in recent years have proven me correct in my long held positions while paving the way for justice to finally occur. These include unanimous Supreme Court decisions in Exxon Mobile v Saudi Industries, 544 US 280 (2005); Marshall v Marshall, 547 US 293 (2006), Sprint v Jacobs, 571 US 69 (2013) and Rippo v Baker, 580 US __ (2017)(per curiam). They are reversing a 50 year trend by lower federal judges of denying family court victims their rightful access to our federal courts whose paramount purpose is to preserve our most basic federal rights.

This year alone, in the case of Timbs v Indiana, 580 US ___ (2/20/19), the Supreme Court declared that excessive fines and asset confiscations violated the Eighth Amendment. Although applied in the criminal context, parallels can be made to the civil case abuses which lead to needless bankruptcies, parent-child separations and premature deaths. Throughout my highly isolated crusade, I have exposed excessive court orders which, like the seizures in Timbs, benefited the state and third parties more than they did the “best interests” of any parent, child or family.

Only weeks ago, a federal appeals court issued a “Precedential” decision in Surender Malhan v Secretary U.S. Department, et. al., 18-3373 (3rd Cir. September 18, 2019). Citing two of the cases listed above, the court reversed a lower federal ruling which had dismissed a father’s civil rights case seeking to curb excessive support enforcement practices. It rejected Rooker-Feldman and Younger Abstention practices which deferred federal claims to pending or completed proceedings in state court. The case was remanded back to the lower federal court. That means it is unlikely to reach the Supreme Court any time soon.

Court arguments will begin and conclude on my case in the morning of November 15, 2019 and are open to the public. It took a horrific sacrifice to make this happen for the benefit of court victims everywhere. Spread the word, attend the hearing, and donate to this site to cover our vast litigation costs. For more information, contact our PRI office at (315) 380-3420 or e-mail me personally at leonkoziol@parentingrightsinstitute.com.

 

To the hundred whistleblowers at Parent March on Washington: You have been given a moral imperative to contact Congressman Adam Schiff. Ask why he ignored our Whistleblower Report delivered to Congress on May 2nd?

Open Hearing with Acting Director of National Intelligence on Whistleblower Complaint against Donald Trump for impeachment purposes

September 26, 2019

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A small portion of congressional office cards retained by those participating in our Parent March on Washington, May 1-3, 2019, who delivered our Judicial Whistleblower report to all members of Congress during Lobby Day, May 2, 2019.

 

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

 

It’s an outrage! This past week, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff went on a crusade to protect whistleblowers. According to a slew of righteous public statements, he condemned President Donald Trump and the Intelligence Community for failing to submit a whistleblower report to Congress in a timely fashion.

That report had already been found to be a politically biased concoction authored by a person who had not even been a part of the events he was complaining about, namely, an alleged attempt by Trump to influence a Ukraine president to investigate Joe Biden’s son in his country.

The Justice Department had already investigated that report and found it to lack merit. But Chairman Schiff jumped at the opportunity to praise the whistleblower for impeachment purposes prior to receiving that report. President Trump, preoccupied at a United Nations Conference, promised it to him the next day.

When the actual report proved dubious, Schiff began back-pedaling, even mimicking Trump in a made-up version of events that was woefully short of Alec Baldwin’s talent. Schiff took even more heat on his re-written version of the facts. This is how desperate and divided our leaders have become in Washington.

But that’s only the background and not the purpose for this post. Chairman Schiff focused on the right of all whistleblowers, no matter his position or accuracy, to reach Congress with their reports. His speeches were profound but his sincerity was non-existent given the hundred whistleblowers who converged on Washington for our Parent March on Washington this past May.

Parents from all over the country helped put together a lobby packet on May 1st to deliver to every member of Congress the next day. It featured a Judicial Whistleblower report entitled:

“Federal Funded Epidemic: Vital Report Justifying a Federal Investigation of Human Rights Abuses in Divorce and Family Courts.”

An entire section of that report was devoted to judicial whistleblower protection. I personally headed a contingent from New York which met with key staffers in the conference room of Senate Leader Chuck Schumer on May 2nd. It included a doctor, university professor and experts in the field of court reform. We were promised a reply to the reports we delivered that day.

I delivered an earlier one directly to Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsay Graham and discussed it with him outside his committee hearing room. Other whistleblowers did the same with their own disclosures with their own representatives. Yet not a single member or staffer has replied to this day.

So what do we conclude from all this? Is Chairman Schiff a fraud? Is the call for whistleblower protection on the part of these same members of Congress a giant hypocrisy? Is political narrative the standard for deciding which Americans are important to our representatives?

The 500-plus reports we delivered to every office of Congress, backed by a march with police escort the next day down Pennsylvania Avenue, provided an overwhelming statement to Congress. Indeed you could not get more “in-your-face” than that from a true grass-roots perspective.

We weren’t backed by any political party, special interest or impeachment agenda. We were there to report an epidemic caused by the disregard of crisis-level issues such as parental alienation, abuse of federal funds and court induced suicides.

Since our march, events have occurred which have bolstered our cause and we must act on them or lose the momentum. On August 7, 2019, I filed a precedent-seeking case in New York Supreme Court. Two weeks later, New York’s top attorney, Attorney General Letitia James, moved my case to federal court.

Three weeks after that, a federal appeals court handed down a precedent decision which gave a green light to a father to challenge abusive child support enforcement tactics that were violating federal law. I have reviewed that case to conclude that it supports my case in a more profound way. I will report on it soon.

Now comes an opportunity to turn our efforts into results by contacting members of Congress to shed light on the Schiff Hypocrissy. Now you have a profound duty, certainly within your personal ability at home to accomplish, by calling on Schiff and his colleagues to make good their rhetoric by holding a hearing on our reports.

Our time is now. Don’t squander it with apathy or excuses. We all talked the talk in Washington. Now it’s time to walk the walk. Why did our representatives ignore one of the most pressing issues of our day that we carried to their very doorsteps? Do your part now while time allows, contact the media, spread the word or call us at PRI office (315) 380-3420.

 

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Parent March on Washington Lobbying Efforts Continue with Presidential Candidate Amy Klobuchar and Others

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By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

Website postings have been neglected on this site for the past two months due to more shocking developments which I will detail in the near future. In the meantime, our lobbying efforts have continued in follow-up to our Parent March on Washington this past May. Recently a group of us met with Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar in Congress. We participated in a greeting session and then met her and staffers again in her Senate office. She is a candidate for president, having qualified and survived the early cuts for the Democrat debates.

In the last debate, Senator Klobuchar addressed civil rights issues and weighed in on border security. For our part, we focused her attention on the human rights violations occurring each day to legally residing parents wrongfully separated from their children here in America. Such separations are at record levels due to needless deaths, state seizures and parent alienation. We gave her our report entitled Federal Funded Epidemic and a second copy to her legal counsel. We have been promised a review and reply. Such efforts must continue along with regional protests and rallies to obtain overdue reforms and accountability.

Kindly share this message and donate on this site to our cause.

Parent March on Washington goes viral with this precedent-setting video: Moms and Dads speak out like never before !

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

As promised, the Parent March on Washington has been memorialized on this Memorial Day Weekend with an inspiring video completed today. And it’s going viral beyond our wildest expectations.

It was produced by Philadelphia Attorney Lawrence DeMarco who dropped everything to attend our three-day event on May 1-3, 2019. An outstanding 15 minute production, there has never been anything like it in parent rights history.

If this does not motivate you to action, nothing will, not even the fees that you spend into bankruptcy trying to protect your children. Take as much time as you can now to make this video viral, do it for the sake of your own children and families, for the sake of suicide prevention, for the sake of future generations.

Our March lives on! Already I have addressed permit requirements with the New York State Police and Department of Transportation for our first follow-up regional march in upstate New York on October 3 and 4, 2019. A motorcade from Fort Drum to Utica, New York along State Route 12 will commemorate veterans lost to suicide and premature death as a result of a dysfunctional family court system.

On that evening we will feature the next round of expert speakers at a hotel conference room in Utica, New York. On Friday, October 4, 2019, we will march from the Oneida County Family Court a distance that is less than half of the one we completed in our nation’s capital. It will end at the Utica city courthouse where we will demand the removal or resignation of the following:

Syracuse Administrative Judge James Tormey

Watertown Supreme Court Judge James McClusky

Oswego County Family Judge James Eby

Lewis County Family Judge Daniel King

Utica City Judge Gerald Popeo

I am already recruiting the numbers locally to make this happen, and you need to do the same in your own communities based on the precedent we set in Washington. Like Operation Greylord in Chicago where nearly 100 judges, lawyers, clerks and deputies were arrested and convicted, family courts have become a corrupt institution as detailed in my report entitled Federal Funded Epidemic.

That report was distributed throughout Congress on May 2nd, and is now being submitted to school district superintendents throughout my congressional district as part of my ongoing lobby campaign. You need to do the same and join us to grow regional protests across the country.

System beneficiaries will continue to upstage our efforts, and you may think that your lone contribution will mean little, but it took a single dad who violated the law by bringing his daughter to a school in Topeka, Kansas which ended school segregation forever. Parent discrimination, alienation and family court corruption are harming our schools like never before. It’s time we ended it now!

Parent March on Washington: A Grand Finale With Police Escort of Participants Down Pennsylvania Avenue. Celebration Conference Call Monday 7PM EST

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By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

Given what we had to work with only two weeks ago, a $475 budget, the Parenting Rights Institute produced the most successful parental rights event known in our nation’s capital. For those who did not come, you missed out on history. For those who did, you got great satisfaction, new friendships and something for your personal scrapbooks to last a lifetime, exactly as I promised three months ago when this all began.

For those who did not know about this event, your opportunity lies in the future of our movement which this March has galvanized to unprecedented levels. The events were conducted exactly as I laid out in my 3-day itinerary beginning with a caravan from Liberty State Park in New Jersey. We went from small numbers in drizzly weather to a peak performance in beautiful sunny weather at our nation’s Capitol Building.

To get a sense of what you missed, roughly 100 aggrieved moms and dads converged in front of the White House on May 3, 2019 to demand an investigation of America’s family courts and the human rights violations caused by federal funding abuses in those courts. Our goal was to shift national focus from the Mueller Report and the parent-child separations at our borders to those occurring daily to American parents in our family courts here at home.

After one hour of messages conveyed through bullhorns, banners and signage, and not to mention a permit granted by the National Park Service weeks earlier that included our message, a group exited from inside the White House to view our event.We definitely captured the attention of tourist groups and passers-by. I was veritably impressed with the speeches and First Amendment activity at the start of our March in Lafayette Square Park. Everything was non-vulgar and non-violent as I required.

Then, at 1 pm, we left that venue, and as we approached the avenues of Washington D.C. under the separate jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Police, three police cars and two motorcycles lit up their emergency lights to escort us down Pennsylvania Avenue for the 2 mile trip to the Capitol and Supreme Court. Now you have to imagine this for awhile before reading on.

The entire three lane eastbound Pennsylvania Avenue (not just one lane as originally promised)  was cleared just for our March. When was the last time you took control of the most prominent thoroughfare in the world? As we arrived at the Capitol, it got better. We were escorted across the other side of the Avenue to enter the Capitol grounds for the continuation of our March. Here the third jurisdiction took control of our procession, the Capital Park Police. At one point during that cross-over, all six lanes of Pennsylvania Avenue was ours.

The fragrance of diverse flowers greeted us as we were directed onto the large pedestrian walkway under perfect weather conditions, 82 degrees and sunny with a feeling of the tropics as we continued. Our message was necessarily clear, simple and repetitive. Three questions from our March leaders with three answers from March participants which captivated office workers on lunch breaks, tourists eager to see such displays and member of Congress who were put on notice of this March during our lobbying campaign the day before. I think I still hear us all in my dreams:

“Who are we?”

“American Parents!”

“What do we want?”

“An investigation!”

“When do we want it?”

“Now!”

Thanks to Glenn Svobota, whose voice was nearly gone by the time we reached our 2-mile destination, this message resonated so that it did not get lost with the countless others that have diluted rallies sponsored by other groups. More importantly, our message resonated while Congress was in session (as opposed to the summer events I’ve attended). We made two stops along the way in front of the Justice Department Building and Supreme Court where one of our participants, Dr. Anthony Pappas, had a case pending there focused on court corruption.

We ended the March on the Capitol grounds across the street from the Supreme Court where a sound system was provided for speakers. All were given the opportunity to present their ordeals and petitions to be included in a documentary being produced by Philadelphia Attorney Lawrence DeMarco. So effective was our message that inquiring tourists were anxious to buy our yellow tee-shirts with the bold letters “Parent March on Washington.”

I was honored to lead this March down Pennsylvania Avenue in my favorite blue NYPD shirt accompanied on my side by Super Bowl winner Jamie Brown of the NFL Denver Broncos. Jamie was one of our parade marshals who reported that this March was more rewarding than the one he was given for his Super Bowl victory.

After a celebration at the Capitol Grill Restaurant, our three-day event concluded at the premier location for events, Area One in front of the Capitol with the Washington Monument in the opposite background. Here we conducted a Candle Light Vigil in memory of veterans, parents and children lost to suicide, parent alienation and premature death. It was led by Steven Boyd and his family (Gabriella Boyd Foundation) who lost a two year old child to this family court epidemic

Sadly, over 100 candles prepaid by Kim Durkee never arrived after she fell ill during one of our conference calls and was rushed to the hospital. The man who promised to make her delivery never showed. It was one of our few let-downs, but we made up for it by using our i-phone lights. We were rewarded as the evening progressed when the Capitol itself lit up in a manner that looked like candles across its stately edifice. We promptly shifted our position to yield a very special photo of this grand 3-day affair.

At our rally on Friday afternoon, participants asked that I continue our Monday and Thursday Conference calls so that we can “capitalize” on our success here and grow the movement. Hopefully this time next year we will produce thousands in Marching numbers with meaningful reforms.

I would like all callers who came to our events to announce what they liked best about their experience. It might be something you observed of the viewers along our parade route or a special statement by one of our expert speakers at the Congressional Ballroom. We will close tomorrow’s call with ideas on where we go from here. It’s the same number and access code when prompted (605) 313-4165. Access code: 763491.

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Glenn Svobota, our March Leader makes his presentation to the White House during our opening rally of the March at Lafayette Square Park with practice sessions regarding our parade chant in question-answer format

 

 

The March begins toward Pennsylvania Avenue

 

 

The Parent March on Washington heading down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol

 

 

Click on to this photo to see a procession of one of our Lobby groups headed to the offices of the Congressional Oversight Committee with our reports and demands for an investigation of family courts. We visited nearly every office of Congress during our Lobby Day, May 2nd.

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Our New York contingent after a meeting in Senator Chuck Schumer’s conference room

 

 

Presentations at our Speakers Event in the Congressional Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Capitol Hotel and Conference Center on the evening before our March

 

 

On the evening of our first day of events, May 1, 2019, lobby groups prepare and distribute reports to be delivered to congressional offices the next day.

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On May 1, 2019, we started our 3-day event with a”Meet and Greet’ at the 21st Century Lounge of the Holiday Inn Capitol. This hotel became our headquarters for all activity.