NPO in the media

November 24, 2015. Augusta Free Press, Waynesboro, Virginia, “Presidential Candidates Must Focus on Strengthening Families After Divorce,” By Kristen Paasch, National Parents Organization of Virginia

It started months ago: the positioning, the “talk,” the traveling around the country to small towns and big cities and everywhere in between, speaking at town hall meetings, through cellphone video sound bites, or via super-efficient 140-character tweets.

What presidential candidates actually are talking about and what they should be talking about are two very different things.  Certainly, any polls would show that big issues are being missed by all candidates on both sides of the aisle.  One of those largely overlooked key issues for not only Virginia families but also mothers, fathers and children throughout the nation is improving the well-being of our children when parents divorce or separate. Considering nearly 20 states this year proposed child custody law changes that support shared parenting, rather than sole custody, after divorce, it’s time Presidential candidates join the effort to bring family court reform to the forefront.

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