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Protecting Your Parental Rights: Interview with Congressman Pete Hoekstra

Vol. 84, Prg. 26–30
September 8–12, 2008

California state headlines illustrate the need for change in the parental rights arena. If it’s left unprotected, the child-parent relationship is at the mercy of anti-parent judges within the federal courts, and your freedom to homeschool could soon be affected. On this week’s program, Congressman Pete Hoekstra explains how the constitutional amendment he’s sponsoring will protect families, and why it’s absolutely necessary.

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The Parental Rights Amendment
Is an Amendment Really Necessary?
Passing the Amendment: You Can Help
Passing the Amendment: Your Student Can Help
Protecting Rights or Changing Laws?


Pete Hoekstra
Congressman Pete Hoekstra As one of the few former Fortune 500 business executives in Congress, Congressman Pete Hoekstra brings a unique blend of experience and perspective as he represents Michigan’s Second Congressional District in Washington.

Originally sworn in to the 103rd Congress in 1993, Pete is a senior member of the House Committee on Education and Labor. He served as chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations in the 104th, 105th and 106th sessions of Congress and authored a variety of studies and reports, including Education at a Crossroads, Crossroads 2000 and the American Worker Project.

For his work in Congress, Pete has received numerous awards, including repeatedly earning the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Spirit of Enterprise” award, the “Public Official of the Year” Award from Habitat for Humanity of Michigan, and the “Faith, Family and Freedom” and “True Blue” awards from the Family Research Council.

Pete lives in Holland, Michigan, with his wife, Diane, and has three children, Erin, Allison and Bryan.

He was born on Oct. 30, 1953, in Groningen, the Netherlands, and immigrated to Michigan with his family at the age of 3, making him one of the few members of Congress who was not born in the United States.

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