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3/14/2005 5:05:54 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Illinois--More Calls Needed to Stop Expansion of Compulsory Attendance

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March 14, 2005


Illinois--More Calls Needed to Stop Expansion of Compulsory Attendance


Dear HSLDA members and friends:

We need your calls once again to stop Senate Bill 409, which will
expand the state's control over your children for two more years. This
bill is on a fast track for passage.

The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15 at 1:00 P.M. We urge
you to call every committee member and attend the hearing, if
possible. The legislation from this committee affects the whole state,
so they need to hear from every citizen who is opposed to this bill.

The Illinois Christian Home Education Coalition has visited the bill's
sponsor, Senator Raoul, and he has refused to withdraw or amend this
bill.


ACTION REQUESTED

1) Please call as many Senate Elementary and Secondary Education
Committee members as possible and give them this message:

"Please vote against S.B. 409, which lowers the compulsory attendance
age. This bill is unnecessary. It restricts parental choice and
wastes taxpayer money."

Do not identify yourself as a homeschooler.

Members of the Senate Elementary and Secondary Education Committee:

Senator Kimberly Lightford, Chairperson
(217) 782-8505

Senator Miguel del Valle, Vice-Chair
(217) 782-5652

Senator Deanna Demuzio
(217) 782-8206

Senator Gary Forby
(217) 782-5509

Senator Susan Garrett
(217) 782-3650

Senator James Meeks
(217) 782-8066

Senator Carol Ronen
(217) 782-8492

Senator Dan Cronin
(217) 782-8107

Senator J. Bradley Burzynski
(217) 782-1977

Senator David Luechtefeld
(217) 782-8137

Senator Richard Winkel, Jr.
(217) 782-2507

2) Please attend the committee hearing, which will be held on Tuesday,
March 15 at 1:00 P.M. in Room 212 of the Capitol building. If you are
interested in speaking out against the bill, be sure to review our
detailed information on this type of bill which can be found at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=28 .

For more information on this bill, visit our website at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=2181

Thank you for standing with us for family and freedom in Illinois and
throughout the country.

Sincerely,


Christopher J. Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel



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