From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


3/6/2003 5:29:55 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
West Virginia--Vote Delayed on Homeschool Bill Until Tonight or Tomorrow

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

March 6, 2003

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

The vote on SB 181 did not occur this morning. We anticipate it will
occur tonight during a session beginning at 7 PM or tomorrow during a
session beginning at 11 AM.


1. Call your delegate today or tomorrow and ask him to support
Delegate Williams' floor amendment to SB 181, and if the amendment
passes, to support the bill. Your message may be as simple as,

"Please support Delegate Williams' floor amendment to SB 181, and if
it passes, please support the bill. Without the amendment, please
oppose the bill, because it would take away many important freedoms
and give bureaucrats arbitrary power over families."

2. We cannot accept merely changing the House Education Committee
version. It creates so many problems for homeschool families that it
must be replaced with the Senate version.

3. Come to the state capitol tonight or tomorrow and help fill the
House gallery. The forceful presence of hundreds of homeschoolers
will send a loud and clear message to the delegates. Three hundred
and fifty homeschoolers were at the capitol today and we hope for
even more tonight and tomorrow!

4. Pass this email along to every homeschool family you know as well
as every person you know who respects individual rights. This is not
our battle alone.

5. You can go to our website at and enter your
zip code to find the name and contact information for your delegate.
You can also call (304) 340-3200 and the House switchboard can
connect you with your delegate.


We are in an intense battle over the future of home education in West
Virginia. Homeschool families by the hundreds are asking for greater
freedom. Teacher's unions are resisting bitterly, hoping not only to
prevent homeschool families from having greater freedom, but to bring
more restrictions to homeschooling than ever before. The efforts of
every West Virginia homeschool family are needed for freedom to win!

To every family who has called and gone to the capitol to be a
presence, we say thank you! To those who have not yet joined the
battle, we say we need you! Today is the day!

Very truly yours,

Scott A. Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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