According to polling data, Americans believe that the most significant family or social problem facing the U.S. is the physical absence of the father in the home. The U.S. has the highest number of single-parent households with dependent children of any developed nation.
One fact that continues to appear is that our children are in crisis big-time. And part of the reason for this crisis, I believe, is due to fathers no being regularly involved in the lives of their children.
We must help fathers find the joy and delight in the experience of fatherhood. We are saying to fathers, just because you went to the penitentiary, or you don’t visit your children because you don’t have any money or a job, that doesn’t mean you can’t be a father; nor should you avoid your responsibilities. Picking up your child, holding him or her and giving them a kiss and saying I love you, means more than money or a new toy. No man has a greater gift than to give of himself.
I commend Fathers Who Care for recognizing the importance of fatherhood in establishing this website. I am proud to be an advisory member of this organization. I look forward to working closely with you in an effort to address fatherhood issues.
Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996 with 94% of the vote, Congressman Danny K. Davis represents the 7th Congressional District of Illinois. His District is to most diverse district in the United States. To visit his website, click his picture to the right.
Congressman Davis represents the wealthiest citizens of Downtown Chicago to poorest of them on Chicago’s Westside to the middle-class Western suburbs.
Fathers Who Care is honored to have Congressman Davis as a part of our community. To visit Congressman Danny K. Davis’ website please click here.
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