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10/25/2006 11:03:10 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA--Your Vote Crucial in Preserving Homeschool Freedom

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October 25, 2006

HSLDA--Your Vote Crucial in Preserving Homeschool Freedom

Dear Massachusetts HSLDA members and friends,

Election time is fast approaching. This November 7, many state and
federal officials are up for re-election.

Who is elected will determine what freedoms you will keep and what
freedoms you will lose.

Exercising your right to vote is crucial. The voter guide described
below will help you make informed decisions as you cast your vote.

Remember statistics show approximately only 50% of eligible adults
actually register to vote. In any given election only about 50% of
registered voters vote (that is 25% of adults)!

That means only 13% of adults elect any given candidate. Your vote
counts!

ACTION:

To download the Massachusetts Family Institute's (MFI's) 2006 General
Election Voter's Guides, click:
http://www.mafamily.org/voterguides2006.htm

If you have not yet used one, you'll be pleased with how easy it is to
decide who to vote for by answering the same questions submitted to
the candidates and comparing your answers to theirs.

MFI's 2006 General Election Voter's Guides are nonpartisan and legal
for distribution at your church, civic club, etc. You may print and
copy them for distribution (please note that there are two guides on
each page).

Churches that are on MFI's regular distribution list may already have
voter's guides.

Please help spread the word about this new resource for responsible
citizenship! Forward this message to your family and friends in
Massachusetts so they can also download this valuable resource.

A couple of things to keep in mind:

> To find out if your church is receiving the guides please contact
the MFI office by email at mafamily@mafamily.org or by phone at (617)
928-0800.

> For a legal perspective on what activities churches and pastors are
allowed to take part in, check out these resources prepared by
attorney James Bopp: Do's and Don'ts for Political Activities of
Pastors: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3379 and Guidelines for
Political Activities by Churches and Pastors:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3380 .

This information is also available on the MFI website:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3399 and
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3400 .

> For information on voting in Massachusetts, see the Commonwealth
Elections Division website: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleidx.htm

> Information on obtaining an absentee ballot is available here:
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleifv/howabs.htm

Thanks for caring!

Sincerely,


Michael P. Donnelly
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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-> How many news articles did you read this morning over your
oatmeal?

We live in a world where concise information presented at the
right time can make a big difference in the outcome of important
legislative efforts. Yet it's tough to keep up with all the
issues that affect you. HSLDA does this for you in the areas that
affect your homeschool. Our emails and website enable you to
take quick, decisive action. Please consider becoming a part of
this team.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1923

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