Rally on Fulton County Courthouse Steps

When: July 8th, Monday after the holiday weekend.  During the lunch hour, 11am to 1pm.

Where: Fulton County Courthouse

What: #RALLY4Kids

Who: Concerned parents & those who support families and children, including church members, neighbors and co-workers.

Why are hundreds of people emailing and calling for help? 

Because it seems that certain judges are not allowing good parents to protect and care for their children.

Is it just because of judicial bias against a certain gender or against the color of a parent’s skin?  Or is there some other influence we cannot see or anticipate?

This message is not just coming from hundreds of people in a small area of Atlanta.  There are tens of thousands nationally saying the same thing.  But next week we are focusing on two judges, in one courthouse.  #FultonCounty #Georgia

The messages you can help us share here on Facebook, on Twitter, and over the phone or in email:

Serve the #NeedsofChildren 

#StopChildAbuse

#ImproveFamilyLaw by bringing attention to #FultonFamilyCourt and the actions of certain judges on certain cases.

Help us ask, “Why are you suppressing evidence of child abuse?”

“Why are you locking out good parents when their children need them most??”

“Why would you take a child from a great parent, take away that parent’s rights and steal their money, just to reward someone who is paying to suppress evidence of wrongdoing?”

“Why would you put a child into the hands of someone believed by several professionals, including law enforcement, to be abusing a child?”  And, “Is it OK to allow expert witnesses to be intimidated and prevented from supporting a child they believe to be suffering from abuse?”

Is this how the legal process and our laws are supposed to work?

What are we missing here?  We would really like to know what “best interests of the child” means in YOUR reality, because things aren’t adding up – not in a way that is HEALTHY for our children.

We would appreciate as concerned citizens, tax-payers, parents and neighbors being able to see if there is something we just don’t know about why our Courts are enabling misconduct and rewarding foul play.  Is there a good/legal reason for allowing children to get hurt, and to repeatedly be hurt?  If we are wrong on drawing conclusions in all of our CASE STUDIES across all of these cases, across all of these court rooms, then we would love for you to show us why these patterns of conduct make sense to you.

Please, discuss this with us and help us understand?  We know it is not because we don’t have access to talented, bright, law-abiding attorneys and psychologists, or access to good judges.  Correct?

Our community is filled not only with parents, friends, family, church members and neighbors; it is filled with educators, doctors/nurses/therapists, law enforcement officers and business people.  They all want answers and are tired of hearing the same terrible stories.

Many from all over our society are asking us to explain, because it just DOES NOT MAKE SENSE why you would NOT FOLLOW LAWS that are designed to PROTECT CHILDREN AND PARENTS.

Does this make sense to anyone you know??  Follow this event and talk to us:  On Facebook & On Twitter

Why is My Advocate Center promoting this event and these messages?

Simply because we need to, as so many children are being hurt.

Contact Us to learn more, join the rally or just see how you can help.

What’s next?  Parents, professionals and even policy makers are asking for intervention.  They are asking what THEY can do to stop the misconduct leading to injury of children.  So next we will be revealing case studies and answering questions with our panel of experts and officials in a larger Town Hall setting.  Date/Location TBD.

For now, please join these caring families, neighbors and church friends next Monday, July 8th at lunch time.   

Use your time and your voice to ask these Fulton County Judges and attorneys to change what they are doing to our children and their parents.

 

Georgia Ethics as Priority

One of our top legislative priorities for this current session is ethics reform.  That’s great news.  

Why?   Because ethics problems, meaning the lack of ethics and how well they are hidden or glossed over, are hurting pretty much every facet of our lives, from our children to our economy.   Most business and government leaders are focused on a few top priorities, so we are asking that the view be expanded a bit.   We believe our intelligent, talented, creative and compassionate leaders will figure out a new way to approach and resolve this matter.

Why is My Advocate Center engaged in supporting and provoking ethics reform debate?

Consider that ethics problems affect our ability to create or replace jobs, encourage housing loss, and negatively limit talent and creativity in how our law enforcement and schools are run.   We expect great results, but we aren’t necessarily getting them, at least not compared to the money being invested and spent.

How is this impacting the Needs of Children?

The examples we follow at the top of the food chain in various sectors seem to be sending a poor message – the actual message, not the packaged message.

If numbers, efficiency, cost-effectiveness mean something to you around business development, then be a part of the conversation around what we have been missing in terms of how poor ethics are hitting us and draining our resources.   It has much to do with honesty and loyalty to our state and its citizens.   And it’s going to take more than lip service, glossy ads and well-run campaigns to get through on this.

(Even children, thanks to movies like WALL-E, can see what many of us are missing.  If you haven’t seen this, even with no children present, it might surprise you with some new insight and empathy.)

We have researched and produced case studies to help this sink in for government, business and community leaders:  because drained resources and inefficiency and problems running amok are getting in the way of serving and uplifting children.

Look at it from this angle:  a lack of integrity or ethics in leadership or professional conduct skews how families, parents, youth and individuals are treated in our Court system.   Individuals are so significantly harmed by poor ethics and a lack of Fiduciary Duty (by professionals) that it is taking a hit on our workforce, small business investment, local spending, and greatly increasing the burden on our healthcare system and schools.

If you’d like to understand how a company, say of 3,000 employees, is affected from a quality and cost standpoint, we can show you.  Our case studies can reveal not only the plight of children, families and individuals, but what this means to those investing in our local workforce and economy.

What might happen if we demanded better integrity and performance?   Isn’t that what we plan for and demand in our companies and in our homes?   How much more in benefits – profit, peace and enjoyment – could we experience here in this state by getting the ethics discussion on the right track?

By all means, let’s grab this ethics topic not only with both hands and with our microphones and pens, but by digging in our heels and holding on tight.   This will not be an easy resolution to reach in a meaningful way.  There is just too much money at stake for a few to let go of the status quo.   Only now it is time to ask the right questions and look at the issues in new ways, and to ask Oz to come out from behind the curtain.

Thank you in advance for choosing to be a Part of the Solution.

Now, let’s get to work…

For more detail, please refer to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s January 14th edition, and attend the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs and Issues breakfast at the World Congress this Wednesday morning at 7am, January 16th, 2013.