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3/22/2002 5:30:38 PM
Scott A. Woodruff, Esq., Staff Attorney of HSLDA
Vermont--Calls and Visits Needed on H.B. 703

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From the HSLDA E-lert Service...
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March 22, 2002

Dear Vermont Members and Friends,

The Vermont House Education Committee held a hearing on House Bill
(H.B.) 703 yesterday. At the hearing, testimony in favor of the
measure was received from several persons including Vermont
Association of Home Educators Board Member Tim Terhune. At this
point, because the committee is reluctant to take action on H.B. 703,
calls and visits are urgently needed.


ACTION REQUESTED

1. The committee members need to hear from their constituents
regarding this bill. At the hearing yesterday, one committee member
asked why he wasn't receiving calls and visits from home schoolers.
Now is the time for us to make an impact! Below are the phone numbers
and addresses of the committee members. Please call and let your
voice be heard. You can leave a message for your representative by
calling 802-828-2231. If you don't know who your representative is,
you can find out by using HSLDA's "Legislative Toolbox" at:
http://www.hslda.org/toolbox.

When you call, give your representative this message:

"Please vote H.B. 703 out of committee without any of the department
of education amendments. Please put the wishes of the people above
the wishes of the bureaucrats. H.B. 703 solves a current problem that
subjects innocent families to the threat of prosecution. Please
support this improvement to Vermont's home study law."

When you call, also request the committee to hold a public hearing on
H.B. 703 where home schoolers can attend and voice their opinion.

2. If possible, try to meet personally with your representative over
this weekend, especially if he is on the House Education Committee.
Home phone numbers and addresses of the committee members are listed
below.

3. If you can, also plan to visit all of the committee members at the
capital next week to deliver your message.


HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Representative Howard Crawford, Chair (R-19)
Phone: 802-626-8226
Fax: 802-748-5463
7 Main Street
Johnsbury, VT 05819

Representative Jason Barney, Vice Chair (R-47)
Phone: 802-868-3657
RFD 2, Box 192
Swanton, VT 05488

Representative Erron Carey (R-104)
Phone: 802-875-2807
145 River St.
Chester, VT 05143

Representative Virginia Duffy (R-74)
Phone: 802-773-8943
Fax: 802-773-5742
5 Newton St.
Rutland, VT 05701

Representative Kathy LaVoie (R-54)
Phone: 802-868-4807
99 Beebe Rd.
Swanton, VT 05488

Representative Neil Randall (R-62)
Phone: 802-222-5952
RR 1, Box 2450
Bradford, VT 05033

Representative Jack Anderson (D-101)
Phone: 802-457-2398
Fax: 802-457-1689
RR 2, Box 164
Woodstock, VT 05091

Representative George Cross (D-23)
Phone: 802-655-4611
82 Dufresne Drive
Winooski, VT 05404

Representative Alice Miller (D-12)
Phone: 802-442-9825
Fax: 802-442-3769
RFD #1, Box 371, Horton Hill Rd.
Shaftsbury, VT 05262

Representative Donny Osman (D-82)
Phone: 802-479-0819
Fax: 802-229-5268
3132 Lower Rd.
Barre, VT 05641

Representative Susan Wheeler (D-41)
Phone: 802-864-6776
462 S. Willard St.
Burlington, VT 05401


BACKGROUND

For more information on H.B. 703, see our website at:
http://www.hslda.org/legislation/state/vt/2002/VTHB703/default.asp.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom.

Sincerely yours,

Scott A. Woodruff, Esq.

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