December 30, 2014–San Diego, CA–California Coalition today announces opening of its Crowdfunder equity offering campaign for investors interested in participating in California Coalition’s groundbreaking reform, parent resource, and professional network. California Coalition is offering 100,000 shares of AA voting stock at par value of $1.00 per share. The subscription period is from December 30, 2014 until January 31, 2015
From the Letter to New Investors by Colbern Stuart, California Coalition’s President:
Dear California Coalition for Families and Children, PBC Shareholder:
Thank you for participating in our family law reform enterprise. By purchasing equity in California Coalition for Families and Children, PBC, you have made a critical contribution to what we believe is a history-making achievement in the improvement of outcomes for families and children throughout the United States in the crisis of a domestic dispute. Our litigation, online resources, and professional network is a major advance in the evolution of family law, judicial accountability, and legal ethics. We are honored to have you as a shareholder, colleague, and partner in our journey.
California Coalition for Families and Children, PBC is a closely-held Delaware public benefit corporation. Through this limited equity offering, California Coalition seeks to diversify and expand its ownership base, nourish the growth of the community of family law reform
advocates, support the development and dissemination of the existing tools and resources developed by California Coalition and others within the reform community, improve awareness of laws and remedies available to the families and children, develop new tools, resources, and professional networks to enable community members to advance their reform efforts in jurisdictions throughout the United States, and support the ongoing litigation and reform efforts of California Coalition and others within our community.
California Coalition’s existing resources include those currently available at our website located at www.weightiermatter.com, where we make available pleading forms, legal memoranda and issue analysis, community-specific news, and regular updates on our ongoing litigation in United States District Court for the Southern District of California, California Coalition for Families and Children, PBC, et al. v. San Diego County Bar Association, et al., Case No. 03:13-cv-1944, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Case No. 14-56140. As we move through the litigation we intend to expand these resources, including development of databases containing information related to the operation of the criminal enterprises we have engaged in the litigation. These resources will make available to community members the documents and information obtained through litigation discovery which would be otherwise unobtainable by private parties. Shareholders will have legitimate grounds to obtain access to this information, and our intent is to seek permission for all shareholders to obtain complete access to these databases. Our goal in sharing this knowledge and information is to empower our own efforts as well as the parallel efforts the family law reform community nationwide.
Our partnerships include collaboration with San Diego entrepreneur and founder of Strategene, Inc., Joeseph Sorge, who produced an eye-opening documentary regarding the horrific status of nationwide family law courts—Divorce Corp (www.divorcecorp.com), the National Parents Organization, and many leading “pro-parent” family law reformers. Through coordination of the diverse community of family law reformers, litigation, and families nationwide, we hope to expedite immediate relief from the oppression currently imposed by the family law criminal enterprises detailed in our racketeering litigation against the divorce industry (www.weightiermatter.com), as well as propel the entire reform community toward longer term health and prosperity for those we serve.
As a closely-held corporation California Coalition operates privately with input and direction from its shareholders. Currently ownership is limited to members of the reform community. Corporation shares may not be sold or transferred outside of the existing shareholder base. Shareholders are informed of the corporations operations, including private litigation updates and analysis, through regular shareholder communications and at annual meetings to be scheduled in 2015. The Corporation involves voting stock shareholders in corporate decision-making through voting participation according to the Delaware Corporations Code. All shareholders have a voice through their voting shares as well as access to corporate officers.
The value of corporate shares may be impacted by the progress of the ongoing litigation. California Coalition is demanding over $100,000,000 from a large number of divorce industry professionals, including lawyers, psychologists, our competitors, and government entities in the lawsuit. California Coalition anticipates this demand will increase as discovery reveals the extent of participation in the divorce industry criminal enterprises described in the litigation documentation. While we cannot predict the future value of your shares, should the Corporation succeed in its lawsuit and ongoing reform efforts, the value of shares in the Corporation, currently offered at par value of $1, may increase substantially. Additional terms of ownership are provided in the shareholder agreement.
California Coalition’s website contains abundant information about our budget, expenses, and ongoing projects. A good place to start is here: http://www.weightiermatter.com/help-reform-litigation/. Weightier Matter is our main resource and information platform and has dozens of articles, pleadings, research memos, videos, reviews, links to relevant websites, and much, much more.
In addition to funding of the lawsuit (2015 budget available at http://www.weightiermatter.com/help-reform-litigation/) California Coalition receives dozens of requests each month from parents in the crisis of a dispute–most of whom have “hit the wall” financially and emotionally. As parents who have been through it, we know the depths of frustration and despair these parents are going through, and are blessed to have opportunity to share our knowledge and experience to help others in the same situations of our past. Though we eagerly would do much more to help these families, today our human and capital resources are vastly insufficient. We therefore offer guidance toward available resources at Weightier Matter as well as direction toward other professionals who “get it.” In some cases we collaborate with these professionals to add value to their representation of these parents–giving the parents a “leg up” that they wouldn’t otherwise achieve. These services are free, or deferred until the parent achieves a recovery that includes a fee award for our services in addition to any recovery the parent/s are entitled to.
Unfortunately the demand for this level of assistance far, far exceeds our ability, meaning many calls for help cannot be fully addressed. This is a major and disappointing shortcoming for our legal system and for us as well–a gap we hope to fill as we move forward. In addition to the groundbreaking family court racketeering litigation, legal research, and unique parenting resources at weightiermatter, California Coalition is developing networks of attorneys, mediators, psychologists, and other interested professionals nationwide to build a “parent-child-side” resources network. This type of “client-side” advocacy exists in virtually every other area of law, such as the ACLU and Consumer’s Union, but has not formed in the area of family law, leaving parents and children at the mercy of lawmakers and attorneys who have vested interests that are often adverse to, or not entirely consistent with, the interests of families in the crisis of a domestic dispute. Our goal is to add the independent voice of parents and children to those many forums.
We’re honored to be taking a lead in developing these resources–entirely free of charge–to assist and support families in making independent, healthier, and far more effective decisions about their own lives during the crisis of a domestic dispute.
Thank you again for your interest and participation in what we believe will be a groundbreaking achievement in American legal, jurisprudential, and social history, and most importantly in the lives and well-being of American families. We look forward to a partnership of success for our community and those it serves.
Colbern C. Stuart, III, J.D.
President, California Coalition for
Families and Children, PBC
For those of you who have already contributed so much value to California Coalition, thank you! If you would like more information regarding this limited public offering, please don’t hesitate to contact California Coalition.