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D-Day for the PRRA

In mid-April, the National Center learned that anti-family and children's rights groups had circulated to every Congressional office a one-inch thick packet opposing the Parental Rights and Responsibilities Act (PRRA). We responded with a packet of our own, containing several comprehensive legal papers and hundreds of letters from various organizations across the country, all supporting the PRRA. After over a month of work, the packets were ready. Our stalwart team of home schoolers in the Congressional Action Program (CAP) delivered the packets, coincidentally, on the anniversary of D-Day.

June 6, 1996

[CAPTION] 7:00 a.m. National Center staff join the throngs fighting the D.C. commuter traffic. Their destination: Capitol Hill.

[CAPTION] 8:30 a.m. Inside the Congressional office buildings, boxes of packets are unloaded by National Center staff Sean Dunn and Caleb Kershner.

[CAPTION] 9:30 a.m. The CAP volunteers begin arriving in the lobby of the Longworth building. Grace Matte divides them into teams and sends them to meet their building leaders.

[CAPTION] 9:45 a.m. The CAP teams assembled and ready, the packet drop begins!

[CAPTION] 10:30 a.m. The packet drop is in full swing. CAPpers Renae and Dana Beasley pause outside a Congressional office after delivering a packet.

[CAPTION] Noon Mission completed! All 535 Congressional offices have been covered. Virginia home school students Paul Hines, Aaron Hoffman, and Ben Hoffman walk down the halls of Congress after a job well done.

[CAPTION] 12:30 p.m. The delivery complete, all the teams gather in Congressman Steve Largent's office for a different kind of delivery-pizza! The Congressman took time to stop by and thank all the CAP volunteers for their hard work and to grab a slice of pepperoni with extra cheese.

[CAPTION] 1:00 p.m. The day has been a success. The CAP families return to their homes in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, and the National Center staff return to the office.