PA FACE is committed to working with local, state, and federal representatives to make sure our voice is heard, and exchange thoughts and ideas, when it comes to bringing Equal Parenting rights into law for the people of the Commonwealth of PA and in our country as a whole.
Listed below is a log of visits our volunteers make to talk to the political movers and shakers to bring Equal Custody to reality:
Would you like to participate in the next political meeting? Tell us all about your ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org or (877) 472-3223.
September 24th 2010 - Meeting with PA State Representative Steven Santarsiero to discuss the issues to pass a Joint Custody Bill prior to the close of session. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
February 4th 2010 - PA State Subcomittee on Family Law Hearings for House Bill 463, 418, and 1639. Meeting starts at 9am. PA FACE will have 30 minutes to address the subcomittee.
January 29th 2010 -PA FACE representatives Larry Shapiro and Bill Gibbons visit with State Senator Charles T. Mcilhinney Jr. (R) in Doylestown. Senator MciIhinney has given PA FACE the full support of House Bill 1639 and wants to co-sponsor the Bill into the State Senate. In order for this to happen, the approval must come from the author of Bill 1639 - Representative Kathy Manderino. PAFACE will work closely with Representative Manderino in regards to allowing the bill to be introduced to the Senate. We applaud Senator MciIHinney for this endorcement.
December 3rd, 2009 - 3pm meeting with State Representative Steven J. Santarsiero - Newtown PA office - as a followup to our visit on August 13th, 2009.
October 18th 2009 - David Nelson, Larry Shapiro, and Bill Gibbons meet with State Representative Frank A. Farry - Langhorne office - on the upcoming HB 463, 418, and 1639 hearings.
August 13th 2009 - Art Lewandowski, Larry Shapiro, David Nelson, Bill Koellner, Bill Gibbons meet with State Representative Steven J. Santarsiero about HB 463 and equal parenting rights as a whole.
July 16th - Harrisburgh PA..... Larry Shapiro, Bill Koellner, Bill Gibbons, and Robin Gilchrest meet with representatives for State Senator Mike Stack and State Representative Todd Eachus about House Bill 463.
May 2009 - Van Wolley, Bill Gibbons meet with State Representative Kathy Manderino in her office in Philly to discuss HB 463, 418, and 1639 - as well as "Changing the Culture of Family Court" - written in 2007.
March 2009 - Larry Shapiro, Bill Koellner, Bill Gibbons, and Susan Gibbons meet with representatives of U.S. Congressman Patrick Murphy to discuss Title 4d of the Social Security Act and its impact for non-custodial-parents.
- Representative Kathy Manderino.