Generation Joshua Gears up for 2010 Elections
Sam Adams, one of our Founding Fathers, said, “It does not take a majority to prevail . . . but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”
Homeschoolers know this to be true in the legislative arena. We have always been in the minority, but thanks to hard work and God’s blessing, homeschooling is not only legal nationwide, but also well respected.
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However, Sam Adams’ statement was also right about the political arena. Those who uphold parental rights, religious liberty, and other pillars of homeschooling freedoms may not always be in the majority, but that doesn’t matter if we work hard and tirelessly. And that is what HSLDA’s Generation Joshua division is poised to do: encourage thousands of energetic young people and parents to get involved in the upcoming midterm elections, and then lead and mentor them in our student action teams.
GenJ students help with Hoffman campaign in New York.
Since 2004, thousands of Generation Joshua staff and volunteers have worked on the campaigns of over 60 pro-homeschooling candidates. The HSLDA Political Action Committee (PAC) raises all of the funds necessary for this work, because the law does not permit any of HSLDA’s or GenJ’s general operating dollars to be used for campaign work. The HSLDA PAC and Generation Joshua are nonpartisan; we merely look at the records of candidates to determine which candidates to endorse. Once these endorsements are made, we fund and deploy energetic volunteers to work on the campaigns during the last four to five days of the election.
We have two goals with these Student Action Teams: first, to train young people to be servant-leaders—men and women of character with the knowledge to get involved in campaigns at the grassroots level; and second, to elect pro-homeschooling candidates at the federal level who will stand up for the God-given right of parents to direct the education and upbringing of their children.
Generation Joshua encourages citizens of all ages to get involved and join us on a 2010 Student Action Team. To learn more, visit www.generationjoshua.org. Together, we can make a difference and set “brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”