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2/8/2007 4:52:56 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Maryland--Come to

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Maryland--Come to "Shine on the State House Day" February 20

Dear HSLDA members and friends,

As part of a long-range strategy of protecting homeschool freedom and
educating families, The Christian Home Educators Network (CHEN) is
sponsoring a "Shine on the State House Day" on February 20. This
great event will help draw families to Annapolis to make vital
face-to-face contact with their lawmakers.

We at the Home School Legal Defense Association believe it is very
important for as many homeschool families to attend as possible.
Nearly every year there is harmful legislation to fight or pro-home
school freedom bills to pass.

In our 24 years at HSLDA, we have seen how effective capitol lobby
days are in preventing bad legislation or enacting good law. 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 "Shine on the Statehouse
Day" is an opportunity for a field trip for your children to learn
about our government and how laws are made.

Maryland legislators have come to look forward to the happy faces of
homeschooled children at this annual event, as well as their families'
delicious home-baked goods.

If you are planning to attend, please email Donna Jordana at to rsvp by February 15, 2007.

Schedule of Events
10:00 a.m. - Arrive in the U. S. Naval Academy Stadium parking lot
10:15 a.m. - Ride free trolley shuttle to Lawyer's Mall, on the
backside of the Maryland State House
10:30 a.m. - Receive copies of literature to give to your delegates
and state senators.
10:45 a.m. - Visit the offices of your delegates and senators,
establishing friendly contacts with them and their staff, as you give
them literature on homeschooling and your delicious home-baked goods
with note cards.
12:00 p.m. - Lunch on your own
1:00 p.m. - Visit any delegates or senators remaining to be seen,
tour further places of interest in Annapolis or safely return home

What to bring: Photo identification for adults, camera (ask before
using, but allowed in most areas), lunch, tasty home-baked items for
legislators and senators with a personal note.

What NOT to bring: Knives, clippers, files, weapons of any kind,
ill-behaved children.

Sincerely Yours,

Scott A. Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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