Monday, February 21, 2011

NASGA Press Release

National Association to STOP Guardian Abuse

For immediate release
February 21, 2011

For more information contact:
Annie McKenna
NASGA Media Liaison

NASGA Announces Appointment of Illinois Legislative Liaison

NASGA is pleased to announce the appointment of Janet Bedin to the position of Illinois Legislative Liaison.

Ms. Bedin is a resident of Rockford and a family member of a potential victim. In her case, Northwestern Memorial Hospital threatened to have her terminally ill mother guardianized if Ms. Bedin did not comply with their demands to remove her mother from their hospital. The guardianship was averted, but the experience and the near miss so appalled Ms. Bedin that she has taken up this important cause with determination and resolve to ensure that other innocent families are not likewise threatened unlawfully.

In her capacity, Ms. Bedin will represent NASGA’s legislative interests and ultimate goal of returning guardianship to its intended purpose: GUARD alleged incompetent persons and wards to keep them from harming themselves or anyone else; CONSERVE their assets through prudent investment; and PROTECT the taxpayers against guardianship wards becoming a public charge.

NASGA is a civil and human rights organization formed by victims of unlawful and abusive guardianships and conservatorships.

Our purpose is to protect Wards and their families - both physically and financially – through education, outreach, and advocacy. Our goal is to assure that the law is not being misused to advantage special interests.



Norma said...

Congratulations, Janet and congratulations NASGA

StandUp said...

Good news for NASGA!

Thelma said...

Welcome aboard, Janet. I wish you luck.

Rick said...

I remember reading her story and was appalled. Glad to see she's turning the negative into a postitive!

Rachael said...

A very good move for NASGA. Congratulations Janet!

honeybear said...

Cool! I'm glad to see NASGA growing!

Ginny said...

Wooooooohooooo,this is great news!

Anonymous said...

Looks like the state of Illinois is about to heat up!

Anonymous said...

Now we're cooking!

Sue said...

Congratulations! Janet. Wishing you all the best and much success.

Tami Goldmann said...

Congratulations Janet!

Wondering said...

This is a great step forward for Illinois and for NASGA.

Glad to have you doing this important work, Janet!

Barbara said...

NASGA just gets stronger and stronger. Watch out bad guardians.

Donna said...

We are honored to have you, Janet. Thank you for your dedication and for the positive changes you are sure to make.