Maryland - Legislative Activity
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Senator Paul Sarbanes
- 6/14/2002 - Two weeks earlier we
had faxed the office a letter asking for a meeting (see example
notes here). On that day we met with Susan Zentay & Marisa
Milton, an attorney and legislative aid.
We explained the lack of standard protections in all states to protect
the parent child bond from "well intentioned" state
interference -- very similar to the information in our cover
letter to Members of Congress.
Sophia Worden, from Maryland,
described her experience in which her former spouse was able to make
unfounded accusations and get an "emergency" order denying her
access to her two daughters. It became her obligation to prove her
Of the meetings we would have that day with staff from Senator
Kerry (Mass) and Senator Rockefeller
(West Virginia) this was the shortest and least productive.
The two staffers asked very few questions and just seemed to be going
through "the motions."