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6/17/2004 12:42:39 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Illinois--Calls Still Needed to Urge Governor to Veto Compulsory Attendance Bill

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June 17, 2004


Illinois--Calls Still Needed to Urge Governor to Veto Compulsory
Attendance Bill


Dear HSLDA members and friends:

Thank you for your calls to the Governor. You are making an impact! To
date the Governor has not signed Senate Bill 2918, so the bill can
still be defeated. We need you to continue the calls to his office,
however, to ensure his veto of the bill.

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 these compulsory attendance age 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=1641

You can see additional information on this bill at:

http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1642


Thank you for your efforts!


Sincerely,

Chris Klicka
Senior Counsel
Home School Legal Defense Association



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