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4/18/2007 11:57:04 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Illinois: Your Attendance Needed at the Homeschool Day at the Capitol

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April 18, 2007

Illinois: Your Attendance Needed at the Homeschool Day at the Capitol

Dear HSLDA members and friends:

The Christian Home Educators Coalition invites all home-educating
families to its Home School Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, May 2,
2007 at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.

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

However, we have seen how effective capitol lobby days are in
preventing bad legislation. If a legislator from either party meets 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.

You can turn the event into an educational field trip for your
children, by touring the capitol, singing at the Lincoln Statue,
attending the rally, and visiting your legislators.

The Christian Home Educators Coalition asks that each family bring two
homemade cherry pies to give to your legislators. Plan ahead by making
an appointment with your legislators and take advantage of this
opportunity! Don't miss this year's great event!

On the agenda:

1:00 p.m. Sing at the Lincoln Statue
1:15 p.m. Rally in the Howlett Building Auditorium
2:30 p.m. Visit with our Legislators
4:00 p.m. Douglas Park for picnic (weather permitting)

For more information, please go to
http://www.chec.cc/Legislative_Day/legislative_day.html .

BACKGROUND

Below are MORE reasons to attend the Capitol 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.

Please, help keep homeschooling free in Illinois. A significant
statement is made to your legislators when home educators participate
in the Day at the Capitol on May 2.

We hope you can come this year!

Sincerely,

Christopher J. Klicka
Senior Counsel

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