Bill Would Allow Citizens to Personally Sue Federal Authorities


Bill Would Allow Citizens to Personally Sue Federal Authorities

Coalition for targeted parents presents draft to members of Congress.

[Washington, DC]—April 2, 2024

Civil rights attorney and founder of The Gavel Project, Ryan Heath, has drafted language for a proposed bill that would allow citizens targeted by the federal government to sue for relief.

“I’ve been working with Kelly John Walker and the Coalition he initiated in response to the unprecedented attack on our nation’s parents,” says Heath. “We have to prevent this from happening again, and part of doing so must include changing the Civil Rights Act of 1871 (42 U.S.C. 1983) to provide protection for people abused by their own government.”

The “FreedomTalk Coalition” met with multiple legislative teams earlier this month in Washington, D.C. to address the targeting and persecution of parents due to what 14 state attorneys general called a “massive fraud” against the American people.” Concerned parents across the nation suffered arrest, fines, and even incarceration after the DOJ labeled them “domestic terrorists” in response to a letter by the National School Board Association (NSBA) which made unsubstantiated allegations they later retracted. 

The proposed language shared with members of Congress at the meeting—which would confer due process to any citizen deprived of constitutional rights regardless of political affiliation—reads:

 FEDERAL IMMUNITY LAW CHANGE Adding to The Civil Rights Act of 42 U.S.C. 1983

1)  Any person acting under color and authority of state or federal law may be sued, personally, under this provision for deprivation of constitutional rights. There is no immunity (absolute, qualified, judicial, quasi-judicial, executive, legislative, or otherwise) for any act that violates the fundamental protections secured to citizens by the United States Constitution or for failing to comply with the elementary principles of procedural due process. 

  1. Judicial immunity is generally understood as the principle that a “judicial officer, in exercising the authority vested in him, [should] be free to act upon his own convictions, without apprehension of personal consequences to himself.” Stump v. Sparkman, 435 U.S. 349, 355 (1978). According to this principle, the Supreme Court of the United States has found that “judges of courts of superior or general jurisdiction are not liable to civil actions for their judicial acts, even when such acts are in excess of their jurisdiction and are alleged to have been done maliciously or corruptly.” Id. at 356. This law explicitly abolishes the principle of judicial immunity for suits brought under §1 of the Civil Rights Act of 1871, 42 U.S.C. 1983 against state and federal judges.

2)  Any citizen that prevails under this section shall be awarded reasonable attorney’s fees, costs, treble compensatory, and punitive damages.

3)  Anti-SLAPP protections do not control when in conflict with this provision.

“The objective of our coalition,” says Walker, “is to bring justice for families across the nation who were targeted by the National School Board Association (NSBA), DOJ and Biden Administration. On behalf of families across the nation, we are seeking redress of grievances, accountability, formal apology, and restitution.”

Walker says that the coalition and millions of supporters across the nation expect a congressional hearing that will allow those parents arrested, jailed, fined and otherwise persecuted to share their stories.

“Unfortunately, the DOJ’s mislabeling of concerned parents created a lasting stigma, in my opinion.” says Moms for America Advisory Board Member and concerned parent, Stacey Schieffelin. “As a result, parents continue to be targeted, harassed, and exposed to punitive political lawfare.”

“The grievous treatment of concerned American parents wounded families around the nation,” says Walker. “These moms, dads, and even children in some cases are scarred for life, and the government has a responsibility to mitigate that damage.”

“This issue isn’t going to go away until the federal government is held responsible, and neither will we.” 

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The FreedomTalk Coalition is a grassroots collaboration including FreedomTalk Founder Kelly John Walker, Mom Army & Dad Army Founder Seak Smith, Sherronna Bishop (aka “America’s Mom”), Attorney and Gavel Project Founder Ryan Heath, Moms for America Advisory Board Member Stacey Schieffelin, Eric and Liza Rickard of Andrew Magazine, education freedom advocate Sam Sorbo and others.

Donations to support travel and legal fees can be made at

Media Contact: Kelly John Walker is an American statesman, senior writer, and entrepreneur. He is Founder of FreedomTalk, Host of FreedomTalkTV, and a freelance writer published in The Washington Times, Gateway Pundit, The Epoch Times, George Magazine, Andrew Magazine, Newsmax, Townhall, Law Enforcement Today, and more. Kelly holds a BA in English & Theology, and a Master of Science degree on a graduate fellowship with the US Department of Defense. He had a distinguished career as a conservation professional before founding two award-winning advertising agencies. (541) 419-9976



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