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3/19/2003 10:02:03 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Virginia--Call Governor Warner and Ask Him to Sign Driver Education Bill

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From the HSLDA E-lert Service...
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March 19, 2003

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Virginia Governor Mark Warner has only until this Monday, March 24,
to sign or veto House Bill 2404. If signed, this legislation would
allow homeschool parents to teach the behind-the-wheel portion of
driver education to their children. As of 3:00 PM on March 18, the
Governor's policy office said that the decision of whether or not to
veto the bill was still "under review."

Some voices are urging the Governor to veto the bill. The Staunton
News Leader published an editorial against the bill, and the
Virginian Pilot published a letter to the editor urging him to veto
it.

ACTION REQUESTED

1. Call the Governor's office immediately and ask him to sign the
bill. Call 804-786-2211 and select option 0, then ask to be
transferred to a special assistant. The special assistant will ask
for your name, phone number, and address. Your telephone number and
address are optional. The assistant will ask which bill you are
calling about, whether you want the Governor to sign it or veto it,
and your reasons. Your reason for wanting the Governor to sign the
bill may be as simple as, "House Bill 2404 will save the lives of
young drivers. When a similar law was enacted in Colorado, deaths of
young drivers dropped significantly."

2. Pass this alert on to others.

BACKGROUND

On February 20, the Virginia legislature overwhelmingly approved
House Bill 2404, allowing homeschool parents with a good driving
record to teach a behind-the-wheel program to their children.
Teachers unions fought this bill vehemently.

For more information about this legislation, visit our website at:
http://www.hslda.org/Legislation/State/va/2003/VAHB2404/default.asp

Thank you for standing with us for freedom.

Very truly yours,

Scott A. Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney


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