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10/25/2006 1:41:00 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Louisiana--Your Vote Crucial in Preserving Homeschool Freedom

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Louisiana--Your Vote Crucial in Preserving Homeschool Freedom

Dear Louisiana HSLDA members and friends,

Election time is fast approaching. This November 7 some 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 guides 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 takes about 13% of adults to elect any given
candidate. Your vote does count!


ACTION:

To see your 2006 Congressional candidates answers to the National
Political Awareness Test (NPAT) from Project Vote Smart go to:
http://www.vote-smart.org . On the left-hand side of the page you can
enter your 9-digit ZIP code to find information on those who are
running for Congress. If you don't know your 9-digit ZIP, you can got
to http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp to look it up.

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

A couple of things to keep in mind:

> 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 at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3380 .

> There are a number of ways that you can vote early in Louisiana.

You can vote early in person from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,
Thurs.-Fri.-Sat., October 26-28, 2006; and 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,
Mon.-Tue., October 30-31, 2006, at the polling place designated by
your local registrar of voters. You can contact your local registrar
for the location of polling places. A list of all Louisiana Registrars
can be found here: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3404 .

You can also request an absentee ballot through the mail. Your request
for an Absentee Ballot must be sent to your registrar of voters and
the form can be found at: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3405 . The
absentee ballot must be returned by November 6, 2006.

For more information go to:
http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/elections/elections-index.htm or call the
Elections Division of the Louisiana Secretary of State at: (225)
922-0900.

Thanks for caring!

Sincerely,

Thomas J. Schmidt
Staff Attorney

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