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10/26/2006 4:31:21 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Oregon--Your Vote Crucial in Preserving Homeschool Freedom

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Oregon--Your Vote Crucial in Preserving Homeschool Freedom

Dear Oregon 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's 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 takes about 13% of adults to elect any given
candidate. Your vote does count!


ACTION:

To get your copy of the Oregon Family Council's nonpartisan 2006
Candidate Voter's Guide go to:
http://www.oregonfamilycouncil.org/votersGuide.php .

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.

Oregon Family Council's 2006 Candidate Voter's Guide is nonpartisan
and legal for distribution at your church, civic club, etc. Request as
many voter guides as you need for your church today at:
http://www.oregonfamilycouncil.org/votersGuide.php .

Another resource for Oregon voters is the nonpartisan voters' guide
put out by the League of Women Voters of Oregon Education Fund. You
can download this guide at:
http://www.lwvor.org/VGFiles/general/index.html .

Please help spread the word about these resources for responsible
citizenship! Forward this message to your family and friends in Oregon
so they can also obtain these valuable resources.

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 available at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3379 and
Guidelines for Political Activities by Churches and Pastors available
at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3380 .

> In Oregon every registered voter is sent a ballot by mail. By now
you should have received your 2006 General Election ballot. If you
have not, contact your County Elections Office. You can find
information to contact your county office at:
http://www.sos.state.or.us/elections/other.info/clerk.htm .

You can either mail or drop off your ballot at the local County
Elections Office, but in order for your vote to count your ballot must
be received by the County Elections Office to by 8 p.m. on November 7.

For more information go to:
http://www.sos.state.or.us/elections/HAVA/votingguide/index.html or
call the Oregon Votes toll free information line (866) 673-8683).

Thanks for caring!

Sincerely,

Thomas J. Schmidt
Staff Attorney

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