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3/10/2006 9:50:42 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Illinois--Announcing the 19th Annual Legislative Day!

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March 9, 2006

Illinois--Announcing the 19th Annual Legislative Day!

Christian Home Educators Coalition invites all home-educating families
to its 19th Annual Legislative Day Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at the
Illinois State Capitol, Springfield, Illinois.

We at the Home School Legal Defense Association believe it is very
important for as many homeschool families to attend as possible. The
current Illinois Legislature is NOT pro-family. At any time, they
could introduce legislation to restrict homeschooling.

However, in my 20 years at HSLDA, I have seen how effective capitol
lobby days are in preventing bad legislation. If a legislator from
either party meets a good homeschool family face-to-face, it makes it
hard for them to vote to restrict homeschooling. If they never meet a
homeschooler, they will often vote against homeschooling when given
the opportunity.

In addition to protecting your freedom, Legislative Day is a great
opportunity for a field trip for your children to learn about are
government and how laws are made.

Plan ahead and make an appointment with your legislators. Take
advantage of this opportunity. Don't miss this year's great event!

On the agenda:

1 p.m.--Kids sing at the Lincoln Statue by the east steps of the
Capitol Building near the street curb ("My Country 'Tis of Thee", "God
Bless America")
1:15 p.m.--Rally in the Howlett Building Auditorium
2:30 p.m.--Visit with your legislators
4:00 p.m.--Douglas Park for picnic (weather permitting)

Christian Home Educators Coalition is asking each family to bring two
homemade cherry pies!

For more information on hotels, the hospitality suite, and directions,
visit www.CHEC.cc .

BACKGROUND:

Below are six MORE reasons to attend Legislative Day:

> Dispel any negative myths of the homeschool movement.
> Give legislators an understanding of the large numbers of
homeschoolers within the state.
> Provide positive literature to legislators regarding homeschooling.
> Spend one-on-one time with your legislator.
> Your presence is necessary to show that the homeschool movement is
alive, well, and thriving strong.
> This is an election year--they need to know that homeschoolers vote!

We hope you can come this year!


Sincerely,

Christopher J. Klicka, Esq.
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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