From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


2/8/2007 2:31:13 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA: Call to Attend the Congressional Action Program Lobby Training Day

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

HSLDA: Call to Attend the Congressional
Action Program Lobby Training Day

Dear homeschool family,

Due to the recent political shift in Congress, it is likely that there
will be increasing numbers of attacks on our parental freedoms.

Therefore, we are looking for homeschool families to volunteer to
visit congressional offices to help protect these precious freedoms.

To this end, we are reinstituting the Congressional Action Program
(CAP) to create a citizen lobby force to make a difference on Capitol
Hill when there is important legislation pending that could affect
your freedom.

Many of you may remember that CAP was active throughout the 1990s.
Moms, dads, and teens, working under the direction of HSLDA staff,
played an important role in helping persuade congressmen to vote in
favor of homeschool freedoms. They helped defeat H.R. 6 in 1994, when
Congress attempted to require all teachers, including homeschool
parents, to be licensed teachers. CAP lobbyists also helped defeat
President Clinton's national test and Goals 2000. In addition, CAP
also supported legislation which favored homeschool freedom.

It is important to resume this program in order to effectively protect
parental rights and homeschool freedom during the upcoming 110th

We believe that homeschooling families can make a persuasive case in
support of homeschooling to elected senators and representatives.
When homeschooling parents and their children take time from their
busy schedules to visit a congressional office in Washington, D.C.,
they provide a lasting impression of the success of home education.

CAP provides families with a chance to actively help influence the
laws that will affect them. It gives children a chance to see elected
officials up close. This is also an opportunity to help preserve our
hard-fought homeschooling liberty by sharing your passion for

HSLDA is currently offering training and resources to families who
would like to learn how to be effective lobbyists on Capitol Hill. We
invite you to register as a CAP family and take part in our first CAP
Lobbyist Training Day on Friday, March 9, 2007 at Patrick Henry
College in Purcellville, Virginia.

You will also be given the opportunity to become an official HSLDA CAP
Lobbyist, equipped and ready to take on Capitol Hill when called upon.

Please click this link to register for the CAP Lobbyist Training Day
and for additional information. Space is limited so we recommend that
you register quickly. .

HSLDA encourages families to bring mature children to the CAP Lobbyist
Training Day, as well as to congressional offices in Washington, D.C.
Your children will be a good example of the quality of home education
to elected officials and staff in our nation's capitol.

We look forward to seeing you on March 9. Please call our office at
540-338-5600 and ask for Cristina Meier, or email us at
if you have any questions.

For liberty,

J. Michael Smith

William A. Estrada
Director of Federal Government Relations

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