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12/21/2006 12:33:38 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association (NCHEA) Legislative Day

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December 21, 2006

Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association (NCHEA) Legislative Day

Dear HSLDA members and friends,

On January 17, 2007, the Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association
(NCHEA) is sponsoring a Legislative Day in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the
Statehouse. We will meet from noon to 4:30 p.m. in Lincoln to watch
hearings, meet senators, and learn about the legislative process. A
detailed schedule is included below. Family members of all ages are
welcome and the event is free.

Please contact NCHEA Legislative Day Coordinator Deb Badeer at
dbadeer@fsvmail.net to schedule your meeting with your senator and
obtain all of the information you need for the day. NCHEA is taking
care of all of the details so that you will be thoroughly prepared to
spend a few minutes talking to your senator and have great information
to educate your children about the Unicameral.

During each session of the Unicameral, NCHEA monitors bills, hearings,
and debates that impact your parental rights. We expect more than 900
bills to be introduced this year. It is our goal to work with the
NCHEA to educate senators about your inherent right to homeschool and
the benefits of homeschooling.

This day is important as we work to build relationships with senators
and maintain your liberties. I hope you will join us!

Sincerely,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

NCHEA Legislative Day
Wednesday, January 17
Lincoln

HSLDA and the NCHEA are committed to serving home educators through
ongoing relationships with local, state, and national legislators.
You are invited to join us by getting to know your legislator and
learning about the legal process in Nebraska's Unicameral.

For more information and to register for this event, contact Deb
Badeer at dbadeer@fsvmail.net.


Legislative Day Agenda
11:30 a.m. -- Treasure Hunt Tour of the Capitol (One of three
opportunities for this tour.)

Noon -- Opening Prayer in the Warner Chamber
> Greeting by senator and short address to the group.
> Learn about the importance/impact of contacting and praying for your
representatives.

12:15 p.m. -- Tips on "How to Contact your Representative"
> Learn how to communicate and work with your senator.

1:00 p.m. -- Meet with your senator.
> Take a few minutes to thank your senator for the work done on your
behalf in the Unicameral.
> Share your vision for your family through homeschooling.

1:30 p.m. -- Learn "How to keep up-to-date on bills" and "How to keep
in contact with your senator"
> Receive information about the Unicameral Update, capitol phone
numbers, information resources during session, and the email alert
network and update mailings
> Learn "How a Bill Becomes a Law"
> Find out what issues are coming up in the Unicameral

2:30 p.m. -- Prayer followed by visit to hearings or to take a tour of
the Capitol.

3:15 p.m. -- Groups alternate for last tour or into hearings to
observe.

4:00 p.m. -- Families are dismissed for the day.

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-> Have you ever yelled into the wind, only to hear the sound of your
voice blown back at you?

It's hard to be heard in the midst of a storm. Trying to influence
federal legislation is much like yelling to be heard while
standing in a fierce wind. Yet when 80,000 voices join together,
they become a powerful force that cannot be drowned out.
Join HSLDA to be heard above the tempests that threaten homeschool
freedoms.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1939

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