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1/29/2007 3:18:35 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Minnesota--Needed: Your Attendance at the Home School Day at the Capitol

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

January 29, 2007

Minnesota--Needed: Your Attendance at
the Home School Day at the Capitol

Dear HSLDA members and friends,

Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators (MACHE) invites all
home-educating families to its Home School Day at the Capitol on
Tuesday, March 6, 2007.

MACHE is organizing a day for homeschool families to visit the Capitol
and their legislators. One of the most important aspects of civic
engagement is knowing how to contact elected leaders. This event will
not be in a rally format as it has been in the past, but will focus on
encouraging families to visit with their legislators. MACHE needs
individuals willing to participate in registration and to assist in
guiding families in making connections with their legislators. Let
MACHE know by January 31, 2007, if you are interested in helping out
in this capacity.

We at the Home School Legal Defense Association believe it is very
important for as many homeschool families to attend as possible. The
current Minnesota Legislature is NOT pro-family. At any time, they
could introduce legislation to restrict homeschooling.

However, in our 23 years at HSLDA, we have seen how effective capitol
lobby days are in preventing bad legislation. If legislators from
either party meet a good homeschool family face to face, it makes it
hard for them to vote to restrict homeschooling. If they never meet a
homeschooler, they will often vote against homeschooling when given
the opportunity.

In addition to protecting your freedom, the Home School Day at the
Capitol is an opportunity for a field trip for your children to learn
about our government and how laws are made.

Plan ahead and make an appointment with your legislators. Take
advantage of this opportunity. Don't miss this year's great event!


Below are five MORE reasons to attend Legislative Day:

> Dispel any negative myths about the homeschool movement.
> Give legislators an understanding of the large numbers of
homeschoolers within the state.
> Provide positive literature to legislators regarding homeschooling.
> Spend one-on-one time with your legislator.
> Your presence is necessary to show that the homeschool movement is
alive, well, and thriving strong.

If you are willing to help out as a volunteer in any of the above
capacities or have any questions, please email MACHE at
and note "Capitol Volunteer" in the subject line.

Thank you for helping defend homeschooling freedom in Minnesota.


Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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