The Mothers Civil Liberties Union (MCLU) was formed in response to the civil liberties of mothers and children at risk in the family courts of America and the political agendas curtailing the rights of women. We are headquartered in NYC.
The Mothers Civil Liberties Union is a nonprofit, public interest organization devoted to protecting the civil liberties of mothers and children in the United States. Founded in 2015, the MCLU is a strong voice for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect. The MCLU strives to preserve the sanctity of motherhood and motherland. The MCLU works in courts, federal and state legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
We are a non-partisan organization. We are not affiliated with any major political party.
WHAT WE DO AND DON'T DO
We do advocate for women's and children's rights - i.e. lobbying in Congress, writing and presenting information to members of federal and state legislatures, etc.
We do act as a liaison to the Federal government - we do policy advisement and help write legislation to end discrimination against women and children.
We do advocate for ratifying the ERA and CEDAW.
We do provide legal information to help you identify domestic violence and battle corruption. If something doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. Do not despair or let others gaslight you. White collar criminals go to great lengths to hide information. Investigate. Please peruse this site, especially our 'Media' page for links to federal court filings, etc. They may be helpful in constructing your own federal complaints, making FOIA requests, making requests for State and Federal Judicial financial disclosures, etc.
We do not provide legal advice or attorneys.
We do not offer mental health counseling or group therapy, nor are we a hotline for domestic violence. We cannot field these types of calls and there is already a National Domestic Violence Hotline (see our 'Abuse' page). We are well-aware of the problems mothers and children are facing and the trauma involved. If you are a victim of the family court and/or CPS, please look into local support groups and the many community pages and groups on Facebook created by moms who are similarly situated. Our links for Facebook and Twitter are at the bottom right corner of this page.
How the Americans With Disabilities Act applies to you (you'd be surprised!)
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act protect parents and prospective parents with disabilities from unlawful discrimination in the administration of child welfare programs, activities, and services. Family courts and state agencies such as child protective services are required to comply with these laws. See the following ADA publication: https://www.ada.gov/doj_hhs_ta/child_welfare_ta.pdf
Once you are accused of having a so-called "syndrome" like PAS or any other mental illness (i.e. Borderline Personality Disorder), you are covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADAAA as a person with a perceived disability. This does not mean you are mental ill or guilty of the bogus, discredited theory of PAS. It means you are being treated in court like you are, which is illegal. Karin Huffer said it best, "Crazy is the new C-word." So, things like taking your kids away based on Parental Alienation, not offering you ADA accommodations, never referring you to the ADA coordinator at the courthouse to begin with, discussing your mental health in open court, forcing you into custody evaluations with a social worker or mental health professional you did not pick, forcing you into mediation or counseling with your abuser - these are all violations under the ADA.
We offer advocacy under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for women and children who have psychiatric injuries such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which includes Legal Abuse Syndrome and Battered Woman Syndrome. We also offer advocacy for women and children who have been accused of having mental health issues and perceived disabilities such as Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS).
Do not be ashamed of using the Americans With Disabilities Act to help your case. Women don't have the rights they think they do in America, but the ADA has teeth. The ADA is a powerful tool you can use to combat family court corruption. Our ADA/ADAAA forensic disability specialist and advocate is Susan Skipp. She can be reached at Susanadaadvocacy@gmail.com.
We highly recommend filing disability discrimination claims with the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) and Office of Civil Rights (OCR). You can file your complaint online at: https://www.ada.gov/filing_complaint.htm