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3/20/2006 2:21:37 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Tennessee--Announcing Rally Day 2006!

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March 20, 2006

Tennessee--Announcing Rally Day 2006!

The Tennessee Home Education Association invites all home-educating
families to Rally Day 2006 taking place Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at the
Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee. The theme this year
is the United States and the Tennessee Constitutions, with guest
speaker Michael Farris, Chairman of the Board of Home School Legal
Defense Association and President of Patrick Henry College. He will
speak on the timely topic, "Parental Rights, the Constitution, and the
Coming Crisis." Tennessee home educators, you don't want to miss this!
Activities begin at 9 a.m. in the War Memorial Auditorium on Capitol
Hill.

We at HSLDA believe it is very important for as many homeschool
families as possible to attend this event. The Tennessee General
Assembly is considering several bills which would affect homeschooling
families. At any time, they could introduce legislation to further
restrict homeschooling.

In my 15 years at HSLDA I have seen how effective capitol lobby days
are in preventing bad legislation. A face-to-face meeting between a
legislator and a homeschooling family gives the legislator the
opportunity to see firsthand the positive benefits of homeschooling.
Informed homeschooling constituents who meet with and demonstrate
interest in their legislator's activities provide that legislator with
reasons to vote in favor of maintaining homeschool freedom. If a
legislator never meets a homeschooler, he may have no reason to
support parental freedom to homeschool and may vote against
homeschooling if presented with the issue.

In addition to protecting your freedom, Rally Day 2006 provides a
great opportunity to your children for a field trip to learn about
state government and how laws are made in Tennessee.

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:
> Presentations by Michael Farris, President of Patrick Henry College
and Ned Ryun, Director of Generation Joshua.
> 14 outstanding homeschool students throughout the state will be
honored.
> Performance by the Honor Band, conducted by John LaMacchia.
> Student displays featuring homeschool student participation in 4-H,
mock trial, athletics, speech and debate, and other activities.
> Rally Day 2006 highlight: honoring pro-life legislators, with
special spotlight on Senator David Fowler, sponsor of the pro-life
amendment to the Tennessee Constitution.

Below are MORE reasons to attend Rally Day 2006:
> Dispel any negative myths of the homeschool movement.
> Give legislators an understanding of the large numbers of
homeschoolers within the state.
> Spend one-on-one time with your legislator.
> Show legislators that the homeschool movement is alive and well.
> In this election year, let legislators know that homeschoolers
participate in the political process by voting.

For more information go to the Tennessee Home Educators Association
website at http://www.tnhea.org/rallyday.htm .

We hope you can come this year!

Sincerely,

Dewitt T. Black, III
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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