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I have resigned my Bastard Nation membership

Today I resigned my Bastard Nation lifetime membership.
There were a number of reasons, but they all came down to BN’s “conditional endorsement” of the Rhode Island bill.
I cannot be a part of any organization willing to in any way shape or form to support legislation that erects new barriers for Bastards deemed  ”young.”
Rhode Island’s bill set [...]

New Jersey BN ACTION ALERT: Support Adoptee Rights for All, Not Privilege for Some. Tell Gov. Christie to Veto A1406

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BASTARD NATION ACTION ALERT
Support adoptee rights for all, not privilege for some
Write New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today
Ask him to veto A1406/1399/S699
A1406/1399/S699 is on its way to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for signing. Gov. Christie’s views on the bill are unknown. Please take a few minutes to write the governor now and [...]

NJ-CARE & its allies work to screw New Jersey adoptees and abandoned children for generations to come

Mourning Dress and Hat – 1870s
(Owned by Obscura Antiques & Oddities of New York City)
via 19th Century Post
Today, I’m feeling very Casandra.
I shouldn’t have to blog this, I’ve written it all before, over and over again. Today’s events are everything I’ve continually warned of year in and year out.
NJ-CARE’s short sighted, self absorbed damaging and [...]

Missouri HB 351: Bastard Nation Submitted Testimony – OPPOSE

Bastard Nation’s Testimony in Opposition to Missouri HB 351, posted yesterday:
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Missouri HB 351: Bastard Nation Submitted Testimony – OPPOSE
Tuesday, the Missouri Senate Health, Mental Health, Seniors, and Families Committee held a hearing on it’s greatly flawed SB 351. (text, status/history) Bastard Nation, through our long-time member Carla McBrine as able to [...]

Texas: Bastard Nation Testimony in Opposition to SB 287

Bastard Nation’s Testimony in Opposition to Texas SB 287, posted yesterday to the BN blog:
Monday, March 21, 2011
Texas: Bastard Nation Testimony in Opposition to SB 287
Tomorrow the Texas Senate Jurisprudence Committee will hold a hearing on SB 287, the newest attempt by legislators to torture that state’s Class Bastard. There are more things wrong with [...]

Connecticut: Bastard Nation’s Letter in Opposition to HB 890

Monday, February 07, 2011
Connecticut: Bastard Nation’s Letter in Opposition to HB 890
Connecticut currently has two OBC access bills in the hopper. The first, HB 65 is a placeholder which has yet to be written. The second is HB 890 which would open OBCs prospectively for adoptees 21 years old and older adopted after [...]

Veterans Day – Got Records?

Today, adoptees from all but 6 states are still barred from accessing their state confiscated original birth certificates.
I have no interest in reinventing the wheel.

So I just scanned this Bastard Nation flyer from the back of my copy of the Basic Bastard.

‘Nuff said.

Pennsylvania- BASTARD NATION ACTION ALERT: Monday is “Contact Chairman Oliver Day”

Sunday, August 15, 2010
BASTARD NATION ACTION ALERT: Monday is “Contact Chairman Oliver Day” (Pennsylvania)
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BASTARD NATION ACTION ALERT
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 [...]

New Jersey SCS1406 (A1406/S799) ACTION ALERT and update

On Monday the New Jersey Assembly’s Human Services Committee heard testimony on A1406 (The Assembly’s version of the New Jersey Senate’s S799.) The bill has become a mangled beyond repair attempt at what was originally intended to be open records legislation. At this point the two bills have been combined and are now known as [...]

More on Illinois HB 5428- Bastard Nation Action Alert and the second BN letter to the Governor

Today’s Bastard Nation Action Alert on Illinois’s catastrophic HB 5428 and BN’s second letter to Governor Quinn.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

BASTARD NATION ACTION ALERT: It’s Not Too Late to Stop Illinois HB 5428!
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It’s not to late to ask Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to veto HB 5428. Quinn will make his decision on [...]