As a resident of your district, I'm writing to urge you to support House Joint Resolution NN, the Parental Rights Amendment, which reads in full as follows:
"Parents and legal guardians have a natural and fundamental right to direct the care, education, and upbringing of their children. No government action shall burden, abridge or hinder this natural fundamental right unless it is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest and is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest."
HJR NN has 80 original co-sponsors, more than enough bipartisan support to win the two-thirds vote required to place it on the ballot so that the people of Michigan have a right to vote on it this November. Obviously, the only way it won't pass is if it's never allowed to come up for a vote.
My family and I urge you to press Speaker Dillon and Chairman Condino to stop blocking consideration of this bipartisan proposal obviously supported by an overwhelming majority of the House. Please urge them to immediately schedule HJR NN for a vote in committee and by the full House of Representatives.
Thank you, and please report back to me when a hearing and vote is scheduled.
2008 Michigan Republican Presidential Candidate,