Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sen. Evan Bayh Wants Dungy to Lead Dads Effort, But What About Moms?

Well, Senator Evan Bayh, what about moms? Your Fatherhood Initiative legislation has been successful in helping fathers get help in court to get custody of children away from mothers, by having the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services give grants to fatherhood groups...including Circle City Fatherhood Coalition. What about the children that are now separated from their mothers, who rarely get to see their mothers anymore, due to the fatherhood bias raging in the family courts now. What about the children, Senator Bayh???

From The Indianapolis Star:

WASHINGTON -- Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh collaborated with President-elect Barack Obama on Tuesday on how to keep outgoing Indianapolis Colts Coach Tony Dungy busy in retirement.

Bayh said he suggested to Obama that he recruit Dungy to work on promoting responsible fatherhood. “He enthusiastically agreed, saying, `I love that guy,’” Bayh said.

Dungy, who announced his retirement Monday, was active in community work, particularly on faith and family issues. He made public service announcements urging people to adopt or foster children and worked with the nonprofit group Family First, which promotes strong families.

Bayh has introduced for years legislation to provide economic and social support for fatherhood. Obama said last year that if he became president, he would sign the bill into law if it passed Congress.

Bayh plans to re-introduce the bill next month. It would fund programs that promote financial literacy, support domestic violence prevention efforts, change work participation rules for two-parent families on welfare, crack down on men avoiding child support payments, and require all the child support collected by a state go the family.

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