The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children is a fundamental right.
Neither the United States nor any state shall infringe this right without demonstrating that its governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served.
This article shall not be construed to apply to a parental action or decision that would end life.
No treaty may be adopted nor shall any source of international law be employed to supersede, modify, interpret, or apply to the rights guaranteed by this article.
Below is a list of Senate cosponsors of SJRes42, the Parental Rights Amendment in the 112th Congress (2011-12).Senate Sponsors
If either of your Senators is on the list below, you may want to write a letter of thanks to him or her for supporting the Amendment in the Senate.
(For a list of Senate cosponsors in the 111th Congress (2009-10), click here.)
Find your Senators' contact information by clicking on your state on our States Watch page.
The following members of the U.S. Senate have sponsored the Parental Rights Amendment in the 112th Congress (2011-12): [As of this date]
Sen. Jim DeMint (SC), lead sponsor.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC)
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (GA)
Sen. Mike Enzi (WY)
Sen. John Barasso (WY)
Sen. Charles Grassley (IA)
Sen. Roy Blunt (MO)
Sen. Johnny Isakson (GA)
Sen. James Risch (ID)
Sen. Mike Lee (UT)
Sen. Marco Rubio (FL)
Sen. John Boozman (AR)
Sen. Jerry Moran (KS)
The following members of the 112th U.S. House of Representatives have sponsored the Parental Rights Amendment:Below is a list of Congressional cosponsors of HJRes110, the Parental Rights Amendment, in the 2011-12 Congress.Congressional Sponsors
(To see a list of Congressional cosponsors of the Parental Rights Amendment in the 2009-10 Congress, click here.)
If your current Representative is on this list, you may want to email them and thank them for cosponsoring the Parental Rights Amendment.
Find your Congressman's contact information, or check for cosponsors by state, by clicking on your state from our States Watch page or the sidebar at right.
Rep. Trent Franks (AZ-2), lead sponsor.
|Rep. Todd Akin (MO-2)||Rep. Rodney Alexander (LA-5)||Rep. Spencer Bachus (AL-6)|
|Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (MD-6)||Rep. Dan Benishek (MI-1)||Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-1)|
|Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN-7)||Rep. Jo Bonner (AL-1)||Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-5)|
|Rep. Paul Broun (GA-10)||Rep. Vern Buchanan (FL-13)||Rep. Dan Burton (IN-5)|
|Rep. Dave Camp (MI-4)||Rep. Francisco Canseco (TX-23)||Rep. Bill Cassidy (LA-6)|
|Rep. Mike Coffman (CO-6)||Rep. Chip Cravaack (MN-8)||Rep. Geoff Davis (KY-4)|
|Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC-3)||Rep. Stephen Fincher (TN-8)||Rep. John Fleming (LA-4)|
|Rep. Randy Forbes (VA-4)||Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1)||Rep. Trent Franks (AZ-2)|
|Rep. Elton Gallegley (CA-24)||Rep. Phil Gingrey (GA-11)||Rep. Robert Goodlatte (VA-6)|
|Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-1)||Rep. Gregg Harper (MS-3)||Rep. Andy Harris (MD-1)|
|Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO-4)||Rep. Bill Huizinga (MI-2)||Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14)|
|Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA-52)||Rep. Bill Johnson (OH-6)||Rep. Tim Johnson (IL-15)|
|Rep. Walter Jones (NC-3)||Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-4)||Rep. Mike Kelly (PA-3)|
|Rep. Steve King (IA-5)||Rep. John Kline (MN-2)||Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-5)|
|Rep. Jeff Landry (LA-3)||Rep. Tom Latham (IA-4)||Rep. Robert Latta (OH-5)|
|Rep. Cynthia Lummis (WY)||Rep. Donald Manzullo (IL-16)||Rep. Kenny Marchant (TX-24)|
|Rep. Tom McClintock (CA-4)||Rep. Thad McCotter (MI-11)||Rep. Candice Miller (MI-10)|
|Rep. Jeff Miller (FL-1)||Rep. Tim Murphy (PA-18)||Rep. Sue Myrick (NC-9)|
|Rep. Randy Neugebauer (TX-19)||Rep. Rich Nugent (FL-5)||Rep. Alan Nunnelee (MS-1)|
|Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22)||Rep. Steven Palazzo (MS-4)||Rep. Joe Pitts (PA-16)|
|Rep. Todd Platts (PA-19)||Rep. Denny Rehberg (MT)||Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5)|
|Rep. Mike D. Rogers (AL-3)||Rep. Todd Rokita (IN-5)||Rep. Peter Roskam (IL-6)|
|Rep. Dennis Ross (FL-12)||Rep. Ed Royce (CA-40)||Rep. David Schwiekert (AZ-5)|
|Rep. Pete Sessions (TX-32)||Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-4)||Rep. Pat Tiberi (OH-12)|
|Rep. Fred Upton (MI-6)||Rep. Tim Walberg (MI-7)||Rep. Joe Walsh (IL-8)|
|Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (GA-3)||Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-2)||Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-1)|
|Rep. Frank Wolf (VA-10)||Rep. Don Young (AK)|
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