Equal Parents Week

On Wednesday, at 8:30 pm, thousands of parents throughout the country will be participating in candlelight vigils to mark Equal Parents Week. This way, we are uniting our voices in making the message of Equal Parents’ Week, “The Best Parent Is Both Parents” a national mandate.

As in previous years, many of these vigils will be held in public places. And many will be held in people’s homes.

I am sending this message to urge you to be part of this event by holding a candlelight vigil at your home for at least 15 minutes, starting 8:30 PM on Wednesday September 27. Show your involvement by tying a purple ribbon on your outside door.

I am asking something else of you. Please make a commitment to be part of this vigil now. There’s a reason for this. We are issuing a press release to the media on September 8. We want to include an exact count of the people who have committed at this point, with specific names to back up this count, in order to foster credibility for our cause.

It is obvious that the more people commit to this action, the more seriously the media and our legislators will take it.

Here’s what you need to do in order to sign up:

Please include the information below in an email message to EPW’s national coordinator:

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Telephone Number
  4. Email address
  5. Identify the people (in your household, or who you will invite) who will participate. If you live alone, specify this (this is fine). If other people should be contacted, please list their names and contact information.
  6. IMPORTANT: Please indicate whether you consent to media contact. UNLESS YOU INDICATE that you do not want media contact, it will be presumed okay to release your information to the media. If you indicate that you do not want media contact, your information will not be released to the media, but will counted and noted as a household which is holding a “Home Vigil”.

Read more here – http://epweek.tripod.com/

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