May 23, 2019

Equal Parents Week candlelight vigil set

AUGUSTA — Maine Dads is sponsoring a candlelight vigil at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, in Capitol Park to observe the fourth annual Equal Parents Week, July 26-Aug 1.

Equal Parents Week is a movement sponsored by the Washington, D.C.-based Children’s Rights Council, which advocates that parental rights and responsibilities must be shared equally by unmarried parents.

The Equal Parents Week mandate — “The Best Parent is Both Parents” — holds that the rights of both parents to function as a parent, the right of children to be raised and nurtured by both parents, and the right of families to exist and function as a family are civil and human rights inherent and inalienable to all families, including nonintact families.

For more details, call Jan O’Brien-Brown in Harmony, 683-2515.

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