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Holder joins in effort to help men be better fathers

Attorney General Eric Holder, D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) and a host of law enforcement and community leaders gathered today at the University of the District of Columbia in an effort to help men of the city become better fathers.

"A father's role in the life of a child is irreplaceable," said Holder during the keynote address opening "A National Roundtable and Town Hall Meeting on Fatherhood" that was sponsored by the Alliance of Concerned Men. "If we are going to call ourselves men then we must act like men."

"There is no work of greater importance than the subject of fatherhood and youth violence. Somebody has got to step up and be the example. Where is the leadership?" said Norton.

-- Hamil R. Harris

By hamil r. harris  |  February 18, 2010; 4:36 PM ET
Categories:  Eleanor Holmes Norton , Hamil R. Harris  
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Posted by: DwightCollins | February 19, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

ms. norton
you have been in congress for 20 years. where is the evidence and results of your leadership in family, absent fatherhood and violence issues? did you just notice these issues recently?

Posted by: george32 | February 19, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Why is this being held in NW DC at UDC? Shouldn't it be somewhere near the fathers that need "leadership" as Norton says? And why weren't they invited? What sense does it make to have a conference on fatherhood and not invite the people that need to hear the message?

Posted by: nate20011 | February 19, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Too bad Holder can't get the federal judiciary to support fathers!

Because your fundamental rights as a father are NEVER, EVER considered when they're claimed in federal court!

Posted by: connerabr | February 19, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Just another public display for political reasons, so what's really new inside the Beltway?

Posted by: connerabr | February 19, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Are you kidding?? You can't erase genetics. D.C. is indeed the biggest nest of fatherless welfare garbage in the world.

Posted by: tjhall1 | February 19, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately, all the men who needed this message were busy playing video games.

Posted by: forgetthis | February 19, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

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