From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


7/23/2002 5:21:12 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Action Alert--Update on CEDAW Hearing and Press Conference

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

This is an update to the e mail we sent earlier today.

The United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to
meet this Thursday, July 25, 2002, to consider a vote on the United
Nation's Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination
Against Women (CEDAW). We are planning a press conference at the
Senate before the vote. We need you to attend the press conference
in order for it to be a success. We also still need you to attend the
hearing and show the Senators that there is opposition to this
treaty. Your presence will also give you an opportunity to discuss
this important issue with Capitol Hill staff and advocacy groups in


We would like you to attend the press conference at 9:15 in room SC6
of the U.S. Capitol Building. You must enter at the North door of the
capitol building, and check in at the appointment desk right inside
the door. Tell them there you will be attending a press conference in
room SC6.

Following the press conference, we will proceed to the hearing at 419
Dirksen Senate Office Building (near the Capitol). The hearing starts
at 10:30 a.m. If you will be able to attend, please RSVP to Sam
Redfern at so we have information and materials
available for you. In the RSVP please include your name and the names
of your family members attending. You are welcome without the RSVP,
if you have a change in schedule that allows you to attend.


CEDAW was signed by the Carter Administration in 1980. It is a
dangerous treaty mainly because it grants the United Nations power
over United States domestic policy. Among other things, the treaty
would require home schools to eliminate perceived discrimination
against women in both textbooks and practices. The UN would get to
define the meaning of discrimination. Having women at home as unpaid
home schooling moms could be considered as discriminatory. For more
information, link to:

Thank you for your work to protect liberty.


Tom Washburne
Director, National Center for Home Education

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