OneMillionDads.com is an online project of
American Family Association, a 501(c)3
nonprofit, conservative, pro-family organization based in Tupelo,
Mississippi. AFA has been in existence for over 25 years and is
a well-respected member of the pro-life and pro-family community.
AFA exists to motivate and equip citizens to change the culture
to reflect Biblical truth.
does OneMillionDads.com work?
OMD is strictly an online campaign focusing primarily on the entertainment
media (television, music, movies, etc.). The goal of this campaign
is to stop the exploitation of children by such media.
the campaign works like this:
1. A concerned parent registers to join OMD. They will begin receiving
an average of one e-mail per week alerting them to an action that
needs to be taken.
2. The "e-activist" clicks on a link in the e-mail which takes them
to an action page where they either use a default letter provided,
edit the letter to their taste, or write a letter that more personally
reflects their views. They fill-in their name and e-mail address,
and submit the letter.
3. The letter is sent via e-mail to a list of relevant decision-makers.
my letter be sent exactly as I wrote it?
Yes it will. We do not screen or edit any letters written by activists.
if my message bounces?
From time to time your message may bounce to one or more of the
addresses included in the list. This happens usually for one of
two reasons: Either the recipient receives so much mail their box
fills up, or the recipient blocks our servers. It is important to note that we always include several relevant addresses in each mailing so that, in the event some boxes block the message, it still gets through to other recipients. We are continuing to find ways to work around this problem so messages continue to get through. Recently, we set up a network of multiple mail servers. In the event that mail begins to be blocked from one server we can switch to a back-up unit.
Why doesn't OneMillionDads send a "thank you" to a company that does the right thing?
Most companies and advertisers specifically requests to not receive more emails. The initial issue usually generates so many thousands of emails, the company's system cannot handle another round of emails. OneMillionDads thanks them on your behalf.
Shouldn't we thank a network for airing "good" shows like ABC's Home Makeover?
In very rare instances, OneMillionDads recognizes shows that are free from sex, violence, and profanity. However, we must take into account the "dirty" shows that are promoted during commercial breaks, along with the overall tone of the network. Unfortunately, the networks, as a whole, are consistantly offensive to family viewing.
I've emailed OneMillionDads and suggested action on a particular issue. I never heard back from anyone. Why?
OneMillionDads get hundreds of great suggestions each day. It is impossible to respond to each one personally, and to address each issue. However, please be assured each submission is personally read by OneMillionDads staff.
How do you decide which issue will be addressed by OneMillionDads?
The decision is usually based on the amount of feedback you provide. If we receive several emails about a single program or commercial, we research it for possible action. Unfortunately, we can't address every issue recommended.
How can I take action on something that offends me when OneMillionDads doesn't address it?
We strongly recommend you contact the company or sponsor by going to their website and using their feedback/contact information. Many times, a single complaint can generate change within a company.
if I receive a nasty letter from someone I contact?
Unfortunately, not everyone we target is open to receiving criticism. Though it rarely happens, someone may respond with a letter expressing disdain for your opinion. That
goes with the territory. Don't let it dissuade you from continuing
your activism efforts.
do I unsubscribe from the OneMillionDads.com mailing list?
At the bottom of each e-mail alert you receive is unsubscribe information.
Simply follow the instructions given and you can easily unsubscribe.
do I change my e-mail address?
Currently, the only way we have to change an e-mail address is to
do so ourselves. We don't mind that, however. If you need to change
an address, fill out our form
with both your old and new address.
How do I link my website to OneMillionDads.com
Highlight and Copy (Ctrl-C) the following code snippet...
and paste it (Ctrl-V) into your website's HTML code where you want it to appear.
<a href="http://www.onemilliondads.com/" target="_blank">
<img src="images/OMD_468x60-banner.jpg" border="0" height="60" width="468" alt="OneMillionDads.com"></a>
Then copy this banner image into your website's images folder.
(With mouse pointer over image, Right-click Save Picture As...)