BASTARD NATION ACTION ALERT: Monday is "Contact Chairman Oliver Day" (Pennsylvania)

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Give Pennsylvania unrestricted HB 1978 a hearing!

Monday, August 16, 2010:
“Contact Chairman Oliver Day for Adoptee Rights”

HB 1978 is a short, simply written bill to restore the right of all Pennsylvania adoptees to their original birth certificates without restriction. For months, the bill has been stalled, with no hearings, in the House Health and Human Services Committee chaired by Rep. Frank Louis Oliver.

To move this bill into hearings, Pennsylvania Adoptee Rights (PAR) is sponsoring “Contact Chairman Oliver Day”–a day dedicated to asking Rep. Oliver to schedule hearings.

Read HB 1978 here.

Read about Pennsylvania’s current access laws here.

Read the entire PAR action alert here.

You do not have to be from Pennsylvania to help. Please join activist around the country and contact Rep. Oliver. Messages shouldn’t take more than two sentences.

HB 1978 deserves a hearing!

Restore adoptee civil rights in Pennsylvania in 2010!

Call, fax, or email Rep. Oliver now.

Rep. Frank Louis Oliver, Chair
Pennsylvania House Health and Human Services
PO Box 202195
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2195
Phone: 717-787-3480
Fax: 717-783-0684
[email protected]

Bastard Nation is not affiliated with PAR and HB 1978 is not a Bastard Nation bill. We, however, support the action and endorse the bill as it is currently written, and will continue to do so as long as it remains clean.

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3 Replies to “BASTARD NATION ACTION ALERT: Monday is "Contact Chairman Oliver Day" (Pennsylvania)”

  1. My letter to Oliver.

    I am writing in support of this adoptee rights bill HB 1978. I am a
    mother who surrendered a child for adoption, and I support the right of
    all adopted persons to be able to get a copy of their own original birth
    certificate on request, just as other citizens can. Maine and New
    Hampshire opened birth certificate access to adoptees in the past
    several years, with no bad consequences. Others have been open even
    longer. Please look into this, you will be pleasantly surprised that
    none of the problems predicted by opponents of adoptee access have
    actually happened anywhere. Their dire predictions have turned out to be
    “much ado about nothing.”

    Adopted adults deserve to be treated as full citizens in PA, just as
    they are in other states that have corrected unjust laws, or never had
    them in the first place. Kansas and Alaska have always had equal access.
    It is simple, costs the state nothing, and gives adoptees a right the
    rest of us enjoy. Support HB 1978. It is the right thing to do.

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