Thursday, June 25, 2009

Phone Blitz: That's How It's Done!!!


I'm pumped after what I saw yesterday! I was involved in a phone/email blitz to tell senators and the US ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, that giving our sovereignty to a UN Committee in Geneva was unacceptable. I received an email from alerting me to what I should do (which is copied below):

Dear Friend of Parental Rights,
Monday in a Harlem middle school, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice told a group of 120 students that administration officials are actively discussing “when and how it might be possible to join” (that is, ratify) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). As before, she also communicated what a disgrace it is that the U.S. would stand with only Somalia against such a widely-accepted treaty.
This is the first direct public statement by the Obama administration that it will seek ratification of the UN CRC.
In my 30 years of political involvement, I have learned to recognize this as what is called a “trial balloon.” Like in World War I trench warfare, our opponents have “sent up a balloon” to see if it will draw fire. If things remain quiet, they will proceed with their plans to push for ratification of the CRC in the U.S. Senate.
To discourage them from doing so, we need to make sure that our voices are heard with unmistakable clarity. We must let the Obama administration know that we oppose this anti-family, anti-American treaty.
Here’s what we need you all to do:
1. Call the White House comments line at 202-456-1111. Tell them you heard the administration wants to ratify the CRC, and you strongly oppose this giving away of U.S. sovereignty to the UN. Also keep in mind that this treaty gives the government jurisdiction to override any decision made by any parent if the government thinks that a better decision can be made—even if there is no proof of any harm.
2. Call Ambassador Susan Rice’s office at the United Nations. Tell her that you want her to represent the United States to the world rather than trying to get the United States to go along with international law initiated by the UN. Her office number is 212-415-4000.
3. Contact your Senators and urge them to oppose ratification of this treaty. (Find your Senators’ contact information by typing your zip code into the box here.) Ask them also to defeat it once and for all by cosponsoring SJRes 16 – the Parental Rights Amendment.
It is very important that we speak up right now. Please call before you close this email!
Michael Farris

SO, naturally, I answered - and so did TENS OF THOUSANDS of others!!! This is the response, catalogued in another email from, and also verified here:

The office of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice has gotten the message! The first phone line we sent out has been completely shut down, and the voice mail system for all of their lines has been crashed.
This means you can't likely get through, so what do you do?
You no longer need to call the U.S. office at the U.N. Instead, please contact the White House comment line at 202-456-1111. It may be busy - we have kept it busy all day -- but keep trying. It is only open from 9 to 5, so time is limited. However, you can also send them a message online at
Also, contact your Senators. Find their contact info. by typing your zip code in the box here. Their offices also close at 5 (EDT), so try to get to them quickly - or call tomorrow!
Please click here for more up-to-date information on this campaign before calling our office.
Thank you so much, and keep up the great work!
Michael Ramey

Watching the stars,

"Will they follow me?" -- High King Peter
"To the death." -- Oreius


  1. The part that frusterates me the most is that the Ambassador doesn't answer to us, she answer to Obama. So even though we shut down her phones it won't affect her policy unless Obama and the Dems change theirs. Hopefully the shock will trickle down to the policy makers

  2. True, she answers to Obama, but Obama et al answer to others...and with all that's going on with the Cap-and-Trade battle (and its growing unpopularity), they need an issue to rally behind.

    This is where Parental Rights comes in! What America needs right now, especially after such a battle, is a unifying issue which almost all Americans agree on: protecting the rights of parents to raise their children.

    Watching the stars,

    "The time is right." -- Glenstorm

  3. I was so excited that we had so many calls it shut down the line and kept the White House line so busy I never got through! (I had to email instead.) Hopefully they realize we are paying attention to what they are doing and they will back down on seeking ratification. If this was a trial balloon, we certainly popped it!


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