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Kahului, Maui - On Mother's Day (Sunday, May 8th) a group of domestic violence survivor moms, protective parents and their supporters will be gathering at the corner of the Kahului Kmart parking lot (at the intersection of Haleakala Highway and Dairy Road) from 9:00am – 12:00pm for a sign waving / peaceful demonstration to call the public's attention to the family court crisis where an estimated 58,000 children per year are being placed in the custody of or have unsupervised visitation with the parent who has either abused them or their protective parent. 1

In Hawaii, this is in contradiction to Hawaii Revised Statute 571-46 (9) that says it is not in a child's best interests to be placed in either sole or joint custody with a perpetrator of family violence, but many of the moms who will be at the Kahului Kmart on Sunday will be there precisely because their children are being withheld from them – even on Mother's Day – by the parent who abused them. For these survivors of abuse, there are no cards, flowers, brunches, leis, hugs or kisses on Mother's Day – only pictures, sorrow and memories.

Here are a couple PSA's from Center for Judicial Excellence and Protective Parents Association

facebookLady Gaga and the Robin Hood Foundation are running a Facebook contest for 1-million dollars.  Great!  BUT, a New York Group (Lawyers For Children) have reportedly shown bias against women, and have hurt the children for which they pledge support.

Read this New York Post article

WHAT TO DO:

1) Click this Facebook Contest Link:  http://www.facebook.com/ladygaga?v=app_158498217539308

2) Click "Like" on Lady Gaga's Facebook page (then sign into Facebook AT TOP OF PAGE)

3) Select/vote for any of the four other groups listed EXCEPT FOR Lawyers for Children.

      ** You can vote AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT.

Mothers of Lost Children and their supporters are having a speakout and candlelight vigil on Mothers Day May 8, 2011 at the White House in Washington, DC from:

  • 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Please note the time change.
  • 6:00 pm speakout
  • 7:00 pm march
  • 7:45 pm candlelight vigil

Who: Citizens concerned about the failure of courts to protect victims of domestic violence and child abuse
What: March for judicial reform of the juvenile and family court system
Where: California State Capitol, West side
When: May 9, 2011 at 12 noon to 6 p.m.

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