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2/25/2005 9:32:23 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Virginia--Please Call Immediately to Stop the State Choosing Tests for Homeschoolers

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February 25, 2005


Virginia--Please Call Immediately to Stop the State Choosing Tests for
Homeschoolers


Dear HSLDA members and friends:

We urgently need your help.

Five of the six members of the conference committee voted yesterday to
give the State Superintendent of Public Instruction the power to
decide what tests homeschool parents can use under testing option 1.

The bill can no longer be amended. Our freedom can only be protected
by defeating HB 1770 outright.

Your calls must reach the Capitol before 11:00 AM. The House and
Senate will go into session around noon and vote on HB 1770 shortly
thereafter.

Home Educators Association of Virginia agrees that the bill should be
defeated.


ACTION REQUESTED

1. Immediately call your Senator and Delegate and give them this
message, "Please vote NO on HB 1770. Bureaucrats must not be given
the power to dictate which tests homeschool families can use."

2. Not all homeschoolers have email. Please call several of your
homeschool friends and ask them to join us in this final push to
protect freedom.

3. Call the Constituent Viewpoint switchboard to leave a message for
your Senator and Delegate. You can use (800) 889-0229 if you live
outside the Richmond area or (804) 698-1990 if you live in Richmond.

4. If you do not know the name of your Senator or Delegate, use our
legislative toolbox at http://www.hslda.org/toolbox/

For a more detailed explanation of why the status quo is better than
the current form of HB 1770, go to
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2138

Thank you for standing with us for freedom!

Sincerely,


Scott A. Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney



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