Stop the Assault on Moms!
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Stop the Assault on Moms!

    1. Heather Ryan
    2. Petition by

      Heather Ryan

      Des Moines, IA

August 2012


From Heather Ryan: In just a few days, supporters from around the world have rallied to sign on to point out the injustice being doled out to Fantastic Mom, Lindsay Jackson and her beautiful daughter, Maddy Jackson. Now we wait for word from the ACLU and hope the judge in the case will see the error of his ways during the court hearing on Friday, August 31st. VICTORY IS OURS, BUT ONLY IF WE KEEP THE PRESSURE ON!!!!

Regardless of whether you agree with Lindsay Jackson's choice to enter her daughter, Maddy Verst, in Beauty Pageants, her ex-husband's infringement on her parental rights is an atrocious assault on justice. Bill Verst, Maddy's estranged, Dead Beat Dad, filed for full custody simply because the six year old was featured on the hit TLC show, Toddlers and Tiaras in a Dolly Parton costume.

Unbelievably, the judge in the case has set aside the fact that Bill is a Convicted Felon and recently plead Guilty to Drunk Driving, Wanton Endangerment of a Minor and Assault, and is choosing to persecute the Single Mother in this unprecedented assault on Civil Liberties. Important to note is that the judge in this family court preceding used to work with Bill's uncle and has received Campaign Donations from the Verst Family to secure his RECENT election onto the Family Court Bench! It's no wonder why Judge Woeste has denied FOUR Change of Venue Requests in this case!

The injustice in this case is extreme and must be remedied before court resumes on August 31st. Please join with me to tell the Politically Connected Verst Family and the Activist Judge, Richard Woeste, that no amount of pageant make up in the world can cover up the cronyism and over reaching arm of Governmental Intrusion on Lindsay's Parental Rights.


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    Reasons for signing

    • Rebecca Robbins BUCHANAN, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      Because the government is taking on too much power...and we love our pageants.

    • janna vander werf PORTLAND, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      Im a mother of a little girl/ two in fact and I have a pageant system Im developing I would hate to lose my babys cause my husbands daddy was friends with the judge or for putting them in pageants. Its wrong its corrupt.

    • Vickie Davis HARRIMAN, TN
      • about 2 years ago

      Because taking custody from a great mom over pageants is ridiculous!! Giving custody to a felon is seriously the biggest crime I could ever imagine!!!

    • bridget hill SELMER, TN
      • about 2 years ago

      every child should have some kind of voice of what they want to do. pageants help make little girls into women who can speak to crowds, make new friends for life and to be a better person all around. not letting this little girl compete is takin her right to be child away!

    • ellen gibson CRUM, WV
      • about 2 years ago

      wheather it be pageants, cheerleading, or any sport/hobby...everyone has the right to do them


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