The Home School Court Report
VOLUME XVII, NUMBER 2
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MARCH / APRIL 2001
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Cover Story
New tools for the 21st century

HSLDA updates webpage

The 2001 legislative season

Across the States
State by State

Regular Features
Notes to Members

Freedom Watch

Around the Globe

Active Cases

Prayer and Praise

President's Page

FYI
HSLDA legal contacts

C O V E R   S T O R Y

HSLDA Updates Website

Did You Hear?
HSLDA's E-lert Service

A dangerous bill will be voted on tomorrow in your state. Calls from home schoolers like you are necessary to ensure that your representative votes "NO." Will you get the message in time and with the information you need to take action?

You will, if you subscribe to our HSLDA@Capitol Hill E-lert Service. All we need is your e-mail address. Then you will start receiving e-lerts on local, state, national, and international home schooling issues. We will tell you what's happening, what it means to you, and what you can do about it.

Over 33,000 members subscribe to our e-lert service. That's about half of our members. And according to our recent survey, over 99 percent of subscribers who took the survey said they read our e-mail regularly. If you haven't subscribed to our e-lert service yet, we strongly encourage you to do so today. Subscribe online at the address below or call 540.338.5600.
http://www.hslda.org/elert

Want More Details?
Issue Updates & Resources

Most people want to know as much as they can about an issue before they decide to take action. We try our best to get you all the information you will need to make a decision in our e-lerts. But sometimes you'll want more information, or just an update on what effect your calls are having, or maybe you want to tell a friend about what's happening.

If that's the case, then visit our website. In most cases, we will have a section dedicated specifically to the issue you are concerned about. You will find the latest information on the issue, as well as other resources such as actual text of legislation, media releases, issue analysis, e-lerts, and links to more information on the web.

Can't find what you're looking for? Try our new site search.

How do I contact my federal & state representatives?
Legislative Toolbox

You've just received your HSLDA e-lert informing you of the dangerous bill in your state. You've read through it and agree that this bill has to be stopped. The requested action section of the e-lert says to call your state representatives.

Who are your representatives? What are their phone numbers? Do they have e-mail addresses?

Why Calls Count
Telephone calls are the most effective means of communicating your message to Congress. Just one phone call to your representative may have as great an impact as 10 to 15 e-mails. Both methods of communication are important, but everyone in your representative's office can hear the telephone ring.

HSLDA has a very powerful tool for you to use to find the answers to these questions and much more. We call it the Legislative Toolbox. Just enter your zip code and our toolbox will show you who your representatives-both state and federal-are and how to contact them. You can even send them an e-mail right from the website. The toolbox also lets you contact your local media outlets to make sure that they know what's happening and your views on the issues.

Visit our toolbox today. See what it has to offer and familiarize yourself with how it works. When you get your next e-mail requesting action, you'll be prepared to take action. http://www.hslda.org/toolbox

And that's not all...
Website Resources & Services

Members Services (for HSLDA members only)

HSLDA General Resources (available to everyone)