North Dakota Shared Parenting for Kids Seeks Reform Via Vote
A new attempt to reform North Dakota’s shared parenting laws is in motion. An organization known as North Dakota Shared Parenting for Kids, or NDSP4K, has successfully petitioned to have an initiative known as Measure 6 included on the upcoming election ballot on November 4th.
NDSP4K launched a petition earlier this summer to help bring the issue of shared parenting to the people who are directly affected by it: residents and parents of North Dakota. The intention of NDSP4K is to help preserve the bonds between children and both their mother and father after divorce or when they no longer live together as a family unit. The organization believes that kids deserve relationships with both of their parents, despite circumstances such as divorce and separation, and hope the passage of Measure 6 can positively impact the future of North Dakota’s families and children.
In addition to receiving more than 14,000 valid signatures on an initiative petition that was submitted to the Secretary of State, Measure 6 has also received several notable celebrity endorsements. Kiefer Sutherland and Jason Patric of the film Stand Up for Gus have publicly endorsed North Dakota Shared Parenting for Kids.
Although the initiative has already received support from many North Dakota residents and parents, men and women, citizens and celebrities, the ballot will not be approved unless residents vote on November 4th, 2014. If you are not a resident of North Dakota or are unable to vote, the NDSP4K website suggests other ways to get involved – including volunteering, donating, and simply spreading the word about this important issue.
Learn more about Measure 6 from North Dakota Shared Parenting for Kids.