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6/9/2004 4:11:04 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Generation Joshua--America Needs Your Help!

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June 9, 2004


HSLDA's Generation Joshua--America Needs Your Help!


Dear HSLDA members and friends:

HSLDA's Generation Joshua program has officially launched a new
program designed to increase voter participation and voter turnout
among Christian conservatives and America's churches. We believe
you-and especially your teens-have been raised up to make a difference
in America at this critical juncture in our nation's history.

You and your high school students can make a difference in our
elections this year by becoming a voter registration coordinator for
your church. Please become a part of this exciting, nationwide
initiative by signing up at
http://www.generationjoshua.org/VoterReg.asp to conduct a voter
registration drive at your church, local organization or homeschool
support group.

Like the Moses generation, who left Egypt and braved the wilderness,
homeschoolers have left the traditional school system and taken on the
responsibility of educating their own children. You and hundreds like
you have crossed the "Red Sea" and for 25 years, homeschoolers have
overcome attacks and hurdles that seemed insurmountable. God has
guided us and been with us each step of the way.

Now, however, we believe the next generation of homeschoolers, the
Joshua Generation, has been equipped to take the torch for a new and
different mission-a mission to reclaim the land.

A critical part of this mission includes getting churches and their
congregations actively involved in the political process. In 2001, a
Pew Research poll showed that of the 59 million self-proclaimed
evangelicals of voting age in America, less then 60 percent were
registered to vote and only, 25 percent actually voted. With this
paltry participation, it is no wonder we have lost the pro-life battle
for 30 years and are struggling to stop the onslaught of homosexual
marriage.

A 10 percent increase in voter participation from America's churches
would mean 6 million more voters casting ballots for hundreds of
candidates who believe in homeschooling, life for the unborn and in
marriage between one man and one woman. Imagine the impact this would
have on our political landscape and the laws affecting the family.

To make this vision of church participation a reality, we are calling
on all homeschool families to become voter registration coordinators
for their churches. A church coordinator's job is simply to get
permission and cooperation from your church leadership, conduct a
voter registration drive on at least one Sunday before October 1, and
remind the voters of your church the Sunday before Election Day to go
to the polls and vote. We have made this task easy with step-by-step
instructions that include how to talk to your pastor, the rules about
conducting voter registration drives in churches, and how to set up a
voter registration table at a Sunday service.

To become a part of this critical mission to reclaim America for
righteousness, visit http://www.generationjoshua.org/VoterReg.asp

Restoring America's Godly heritage requires the individual action of
many. It was only through the action of each individual of Joshua's
generation that God gave the nation of Israel victory in the Promised
Land. God can also give us victory over evil in America if we
faithfully participate in the political process and actively encourage
our churches and people of faith to do the same.

Please be a part of reclaiming America through HSLDA's Generation
Joshua voter registration initiative.


Sincerely,

J. Michael Smith
President, HSLDA

Ned Ryun
Director, Generation Joshua

Caleb Kershner
Director of State Affairs, Generation Joshua



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