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2/7/2007 4:25:30 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Oklahoma--Needed: Your Attendance at the Home School Day at the Capitol

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February 7, 2007

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

Dear HSLDA members and friends,

Oklahoma Central Home Educators Coalition (OCHEC) and Christian Home
Educators Fellowship (CHEF) invite all home-educating families to its
Home Educators Capitol Day on Tuesday, February 20, 2007.

OCHEC and CHEF have organized 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. There
are several exciting opportunities for families and young people to
participate in throughout the day. Activities include touring the
Capitol, discussing current legislation and issues of interest to home
educators, and opportunities for you to meet with your elected
officials.

We at the Home School Legal Defense Association believe it is very
important for as many homeschool families to attend as possible. In
our nearly 25 years of existence, HSLDA has 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!

For more information about the various events please visit
http://www.ochec.com/OCHEC_Capitolday.htm . It is requested that you
register with OCHEC to let them know you are coming. Some events
require a small fee to cover your participation as well as a meal. To
find the name of your legislators, use HSLDA's Legislative Toolbox at
http://www.hslda.org/toolbox .


BACKGROUND:

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.

Thank you for helping defend homeschooling freedom in Oklahoma.

Sincerely,

Thomas J. (Tj) Schmidt
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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