NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION
December 22, 2015
BOSTON — National Parents Organization announces the culmination of its 2015 fundraising campaign – an effort aimed at consolidating the nonprofit organization’s presence as the leading force for family court reform in the United States.
“2015 has been a break-out year for National Parents Organization’s efforts to repair the disasters of the family courts, and the organization needs – and very much appreciates – renewed support so that it can continue to make shared parenting the norm after separation or divorce, instead of sole custody to one parent,” said Dr. Ned Holstein, National Parents Organization Founder and Board Chair.
As National Parents Organization’s annual fundraising campaign gains momentum, the organization reflects on what it has accomplished in 2015, thanks to prior support. Those numerous achievements include efforts that resulted in the passage or advancement of legislative bills that support shared parenting and parental equality after divorce or separation in nearly 20 states throughout the nation. National Parents Organization’s key roles in the legislative efforts have been highlighted by news outlets throughout the nation, including The Wall Street Journal, NPR, CBS, The Boston Globe and the Miami Herald, to name just a few.
Dr. Holstein added, “It gives us deep satisfaction that on Christmas morning all over America, thousands of children will jump joyfully into the arms of a parent they could not have been with but for our efforts.”
With a successful current fundraising season, National Parents Organization will press on with its efforts to reform the family courts in 2016. Moving forward, National Parents Organization aims to focus on reforming child support policies in as many states as possible while also continuing to advance shared parenting efforts from coast to coast.
“By contributing now, National Parents Organization can accelerate its family court reform efforts on January 2, 2016 to better serve the best interests of children and parents, and we look forward to the generous support that will put the wheels in motion,” Dr. Holstein said.
National Parents Organization is a 501c3. Gifts toward the organization’s fundraising campaign are tax deductible and can be made online at www.nationalparentsorganization.org/donate or by mail at National Parents Organization, PO Box 270760, Boston, MA 02127-0760.
Ned Holstein, M.D., M.S.
A regular contributor to local and national media, Dr. Holstein is Founder and Chair of the Board of National Parents Organization. Dr. Holstein was appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts to the Massachusetts Working Group on Child Centered Family Law, and he was previously appointed by a Massachusetts Chief Justice to a task force charged with reviewing and revising the state’s child support guidelines.
A graduate of Harvard College, Holstein also earned a Master’s degree in psychology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His medical degree is from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he serves on the faculty.
ABOUT NATIONAL PARENTS ORGANIZATION
National Parents Organization, a charitable and educational 501 (c)(3) organization, seeks better lives for children through family law reform that establishes equal rights and responsibilities for fathers and mothers after divorce or separation. The organization is focused on promoting shared parenting and preserving a child’s strong bond with both parents, which is critically important to their emotional, mental, and physical health. In 2014, National Parents Organization released the Shared Parenting Report Card, the first study to rank the states on child custody laws. Visit the National Parents Organization website at www.nationalparentsorganization.org.