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7/23/2002 2:53:32 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Action Alert--New Committee Vote on U.N. Women's Treaty Scheduled

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Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

We need your help. The United States Senate Foreign Relations
Committee was scheduled to meet last Thursday, July 18, 2002, to
consider a vote on the United Nations Convention on the Elimination
of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). This meeting
was cancelled due to the amount of controversy generated by phone
calls from concerned families like you.

After the committee meeting was officially cancelled, Chairman Joseph
Biden (D-DE) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D CA) made a point of
speaking to the large crowd that had assembled outside the hearing
room. Those gathered were mostly supporters of CEDAW and there were
very few opponents in attendance.

Chairman Biden rescheduled a vote in committee for Thursday, July 25,
2002. It is critical to have people who oppose CEDAW attend the new
hearing. Your presence indicates to the senators that there are many
families opposing this dangerous treaty. It gives us an opportunity
to discuss this important issue with Capitol Hill staffers and
Washington advocacy groups as well. We are hoping to have a press
conference on Thursday in opposition to CEDAW, at which we could also
use your enthusiastic participation.

ACTION REQUESTED

Please attend the hearing at 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building (near
the Capitol). The hearing starts at 10:30 a.m. Please plan to meet at
the hearing room by 9:45 a.m., or earlier, to insure you obtain a
seat. Hearing rooms often fill up quickly. We will contact you soon
about a possible press conference that would coincide with the CEDAW
hearing. The press conference will likely be scheduled before the
hearing begins.

If you will be able to attend, please RSVP to Sam Redfern at
samuel@hslda.org so we have information and materials available for
you.

For background information on CEDAW visit
http://www.hslda.org/docs/nche/issues/U/UN_Women.asp .

Thank you for your work to protect liberty.

Sincerely,

Tom Washburne
Director, National Center for Home Education

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