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5/27/2004 4:21:35 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Illinois--More Calls Needed to Governor to Defeat Compulsory Attendance Bill

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May 27, 2004


Illinois--More Calls Needed to Governor to Defeat Compulsory
Attendance Bill


Dear HSLDA members and friends,

Thank you for your calls to the Governor. You are making an impact! In
order to completely defeat Senate Bill 2918, however, we need you to
keep calling.

S.B. 2918 raises the compulsory attendance age from 16 to 17. This
bill rapidly passed the Senate and has now passed the House. If the
Governor signs the bill, it will subject homeschool students to the
requirements for private schools for another year.

Homeschoolers have defeated compulsory attendance bills several times
before. We can do it again!


REQUESTED ACTION:

Call the Governor's office and urge him to veto S.B. 2918. You can
give him the following message in your own words.

"We urge you to vote against S.B. 2918 as it would waste taxpayer's
money. Statistics demonstrate that compelling 17 year olds to attend
school does not improve graduation rates."

You do not need to identify yourself as a homeschooler.

Governor Blagojevich's Office

Phone: (217) 782-0244

Office of the Governor
207 State House
Springfield, IL 62706

You can also email him at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1584

You can see additional information on this bill at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1585


Thank you for your efforts!


Sincerely,

Chris Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel



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