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Fathers Online mission is to provide information on the Oregon Legislature and its activities that affect Oregon FATHERS and their families.

The 74th Oregon Legislative Assembly convened on January 10, 2007. The Assembly convenes every two years in regular session on the second Monday in January during odd-numbered years, a date set by statute.

In the next several months Oregon Fathers and their Families have two unique opportunities to shape the landscape of family law and family policy in Oregon. It is your choice whether Oregon will be a Father-Freindly state or an Anti-Father state.

The first opportunity comes in the November 2, 2004 General Election. Before casting your vote look at the voting records of the candidates on the Oregon Fathers Online Report Card Page and let your voice be heard through your vote.

Your second chance is to let your voice be heard during the 73rd Oregon Legislative Session which starts January 10, 2005. During this session bills will be introduced that will be voted on to become law by our elected officials. Legislative committees take testimony on these bills, if you would like to become involoved in this process please contact FATHERS ONLINE us by filling out this form.

"Both developmental and clinical studies have clearly established the general rule that the father's positive presence in the home is, in the vast majority of cases, normally essential for the existence of family strength and child adjustment."
         George Rekers, professor of neuropsychiatry and behavioral science at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine

NEW Fathers Online Report Card Page

Project Vote Smart has included the Fathers Online report card scores on its web site for Oregon Legislators.

The 71st Legislative Assembly began on January 8, 2001, in Salem, Oregon, and is expected to adjourn sometime in July, 2001. Since the Oregon Legislature meets once every two years, this time is very important for Oregon Fathers and their families. During this time, bills will be introduced and possibly voted on to become law. It is Fathers Online view that some of these bills are good and some are bad. Fathers Online tracks bills in the Oregon Legislature that concern domestic relations. Below is a list of topics that Fathers Online will be tracking in the Oregon Legislature.

  • Custody
  • Parenting Time (Visitation)
  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Support
  • Access to Records

It is important that Fathers make their voices heard. If you feel that you have been treated unfairly, you can not expect someone else to take action for you. You have to speak up. You have to take action. You have to do what needs to be done to draw the attention of the appropriate people in government, in the public, in your community, wherever this needs to be raised as an issue. It's up to you. You can't sit back. We have to band together. You have to do the work. We all have to do it because no one else is going to do it for us.

"A Man must have society's gaurantee that when the woman does accept a marraige contract, the contract will be enforced. The legal system is not responsible to create motherhood; it is responsible to create fatherhood and to support it. This is the primary reason it exists. The fathers' rights movement must make judges and lawmakers understand this. Only in this way can fatherhood survive, only in this way can men, women and children have stable families."
                The Case for Father Custody, Daniel Amneus

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