From the HSLDA E-lert Service:
< BACK TO ARCHIVE

Date:
From:
Subject:

5/5/2004 6:03:36 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New York--We Need You at the Rally for Homeschool Freedom in Albany!

======================================================================
From the HSLDA E-lert Service...
======================================================================

May 5, 2004


New York--We Need You at the Rally for Homeschool Freedom in Albany!


Dear HSLDA members and friends:

This year's Homeschool Legislative Rally day, sponsored by Loving
Education at Home (LEAH), is fast approaching!

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 11th, and plan on bringing your
whole family to Albany. It is imperative for you and your family to
come to Albany and make your voices heard!

Since the New York Assembly does not hold hearings, this is the
homeschoolers opportunity to be heard on two very important issues:
The "homeschool freedom bill," A4598, which will end 75% of the
regulations on homeschooling and the "homeschool anti-college
discrimination bill", S.B. 6094.

This year the Senate version of the Homeschool Freedom Bill, Senate
Bill 2060, has again passed the full Senate unanimously. However, the
bill is being held up in the Assembly. The Assembly needs to know how
important this bill is to homeschool families.

Another issue that HSLDA and LEAH are working on is the college
discrimination issue that many homeschool graduates are experiencing
when trying to gain admission to the New York state colleges and
universities. We have drafted a bill, Senate Bill 6094 to solve the
problem.

In order for the Assembly and the press to know that homeschoolers
care about their freedoms we need you in Albany! The more people who
are able to come to the Homeschool Legislative Rally day, the more
impact this message will have.

If only a hundred people show up, the effect will be minimal. If a
thousand people show up, the Assembly will sit up and take notice!

Make May 11, 2004, a field trip for your entire family and help get
important legislation for homeschool freedom enacted into law!


Requested Action

(1) By far, the most influential method of communicating with your
state legislators is by personal contact. Please bring your whole
family to Albany on May 11, 2004, for the Homeschool Legislative
Rally. The Homeschool Legislative Rally will begin at noon on the
West side of the Capitol building.

Before coming to the Homeschool Legislative Rally, we urge you to
schedule a meeting with your Assemblyman and/or state Senator before
or after the rally. The rally will last about 45 minutes.

There will be handouts provided at the rally. You can also download
the handouts at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1510

Tell all your homeschooling friends about the need to attend and
organize car pools to Albany.

The rally will provide you with the opportunity to influence your
legislators and the educational bureaucrats to put an end to policies
which discriminate against homeschoolers in college admissions, and
to ask our legislators to pass bills S2060 / A4598, which will reduce
the homeschool regulations by 75%.

(2) If you are unable to come to Albany other ways of communicating
with your legislator include phone and e-mail. Please take time to
call or e-mail your Assembly member about this important legislation.

Please contact the Assembly Education Committee and give them this
message:

"Please bring Assembly Bill 4598/Senate Bill 2060 for a vote. These
bills will relieve public school officials and homeschooling parents
from burdensome and costly administrative tasks. Home educators have
earned the right to regulatory relief after demonstrating their
success under the current law for the past 15 years."


Assembly Education Committee Members

Assemblyman Steven Sanders - Chairman
518-455-5506
sanders@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblywoman Carmen E. Arroyo
518-455-5402
arroyoc@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman James F. Brennan
518-455-5377
brennaj@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblywoman Barbara M. Clark
518-455-4711
clarkb@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman James D. Conte
518-455-5732
contej@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr.
518-455-5514
diazr@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman Thomas P. DiNapoli
518-455-5192
dinapot@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblywoman Patricia A. Eddington
518-455-4901
eddingp@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman Steve Englebright
518-455-4804
engles@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblywoman Aurelia Greene
518-455-5671
greenea@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblywoman Earlene Hooper
518-455-5861

Assemblywoman Susan V. John
518-455-4527
johns@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman Tom Kirwan
518-455-5762
kirwant@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman Steven L. Labriola
518-455-5305
labrios@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman John W. Lavelle
518-455-4677
lavellj@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli
518-455-4826
magnarw@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman Joel M. Miller
518-455-5725
millerj@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman Matthew Mirones
518-455-5716
mironem@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman William L. Parment
518-455-4511
parmenw@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin
518-455-5585
paulina@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman Philip Ramos
518-455-5185
ramosp@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman Bill Reilich
518-455-4664
reilicw@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblywoman Teresa R. Sayward
518-455-5565
saywart@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman William Scarborough
518-455-4451
scarbow@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava
518-455-5797
scozzad@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman Scott Stringer
518-455-5802
strings@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman Robert K. Sweeney
518-455-5787
sweeney@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman Ronald C. Tocci
518-455-4897
toccir@assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman Paul D. Tonko
518-455-5197
tonkop@assembly.state.ny.us


You can call and thank the sponsor who is also on the Education
Committee

Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg
518-455-3028
weisenh@assembly.state.ny.us


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

We look forward to seeing you there!


Sincerely,

Chris Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel



{{JoinAd}}
======================================================================
The HSLDA E-lert Service is a service of:

Home School Legal Defense Association
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, Virginia 20134
Phone: (540) 338-5600
Fax: (540) 338-2733
Email: info@hslda.org
Web: http://www.hslda.org

----------------------------------------------------------------------
How To Subscribe:

- Subscribe to the HSLDA E-lert Service at our website:

https://secure.hslda.org/hslda/elert/account.asp?Process=Subscribe

- Or send an email with name and complete mailing address to:

subscribe@hslda.org

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Subscription Information:

- You subscribed to the HSLDA E-lert Service as:

{{Email}}

- To unsubscribe from the HSLDA E-lert Service send an email from
the email address you want to unsubscribe to:

unsubscribe@hslda.org

- To change your email address or make other changes to your
subscription, visit the HSLDA E-lert Service account web page at:

https://secure.hslda.org/hslda/elert/account.asp

----------------------------------------------------------------------
POSTMASTERS: This message is being sent to the most recent address we
have for our subscribers. If this is an invalid email address or you
have other problems, please reply to webmaster@hslda.org.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
DISCLAIMER: This is considered a private and confidential message
from HSLDA to its bonafide HSLDA E-lert Service subscribers.
HSLDA cannot attest to the authenticity of copies posted, forwarded,
or sent by any party other than HSLDA.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
NOTE: Please do not reply or otherwise use this email address;
hslda@hslda.org is for broadcast purposes only and is not intended to
receive incoming messages. We cannot reply to any email sent to this
address. If you have comments or questions, please send email to
info@hslda.org or call HSLDA at 540-338-5600. HSLDA members can also
email staff directly through the Members website at
http://members.hslda.org/contact.asp. Thank you for your cooperation.
======================================================================