10 Jun FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Father’s Day Proclamation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
THE ALABAMA FAMILY RIGHTS ASSOCIATION ASKED ALABAMA GOVERNOR KAY IVEY TO SIGN A FATHER’S DAY PROCLAMATION.
On June 1, 2019, Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama signed a proclamation acknowledging June 16, 2019 as Father’s Day and encouraging all Alabamians to recognize the important role fathers’ play.
This proclamation by Alabama’s Governor states:
- It is important to give appropriate recognition to past and present fathers for their unique and valuable role in the lives of our children and for providing the foundation for the healthy and social development of our families who are a vital interest in the future of Alabama; and
- Let us pledge to make concentrated steps to embrace our fathers and value our children’s need for a father in their daily lives;
The proclamation encourages all Alabamians to recognize the important role fathers play and join together in observing June 16, 2019 with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.
Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May and Father’s Day is recognized on the third Sunday in June. On these days, the Alabama Family Rights Association (ALFRA) reminds everyone that children need a balanced relationship with both parents.
The primary goal of the Alabama Family Rights Association is to educate the public and government officials concerning the importance of equal involvement of both fit parents in a child’s life. As the nation seeks answers on how best to make schools and communities safer, ALFRA believes they have the long-term solution:
- Acknowledge the need for a missing ingredient in the communities, often ignored for decades: The Vital Importance of Paternal Presence in Children’s Lives.
- Take concentrated steps to embrace both fathers and mothers as they both play a vital role in giving their children the best possible start in life. Children who lack a consistent presence of both parents suffer both in the long and short term.
- Encourage State legislators to support the Children’s Equal Access Act during the 2020 legislative session.
Data shows that we don’t value fathers enough and it’s harming our kids, families, communities, and state. Special thanks to Governor Ivey for caring about children and families in Alabama.
Contact: Debbie Zeiger, State VP
Phone: (205) 626-9458