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4/28/2003 1:02:28 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New York--Homeschool Rally Tomorrow!

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April 28, 2003

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Tomorrow is the day for the Homeschool Rally in Albany! This is the
best opportunity you will have during this legislative session to
demonstrate your support for needed changes to the homeschool law.
Lawmakers must see thousands of freedom-loving homeschoolers on the
grounds of the Capitol cheering in favor of much needed legislative
reform.

Since there will be no public hearings on these bills, this event is
our public hearing: a rally and visits to your assemblyman and
senator. They must know the citizens of New York want more freedom
this year!

The rally will take place at 1:00 p.m. at the west side of the
Capitol building. There will be a handout for you to give to your
assemblyman and senator.

Tom Washburne, Director of HSLDA's National Center for Home
Education, will be speaking in support of Senate Bill 2060 and
Assembly Bill 4598.

Last year, over 1200 homeschoolers turned out to the rally and
lobbied the legislature with tremendous success. Last year's
investment has made it a good possibility we can enact the homeschool
freedom bill this year. But we need your attendance at this crucial
event!

REQUESTED ACTION

(1) Attend the rally with your family. Make it a field trip for your
children to see democracy at work in the New York State Capitol.

(2) We urge you to contact your state senator and assembly member
with this important message:

"Please vote for Senate Bill 2060/Assembly Bill 4598 which will
relieve public school officials and homeschooling parents from
burdensome administrative tasks. Home educators have earned the right
to regulatory relief after demonstrating their success under the
current law for the past 15 years. Please attend the homeschool rally
at the west side of the Capitol on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in support of
this bill."

To see more information on these and other bills HSLDA is monitoring
in New York, visit our website at:
http://www.hslda.org/hs/state/NY/default.asp

For more information on the rally, go to: http://www.leah.org

Sincerely,

Chris Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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