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4/26/2007 12:08:03 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Oregon--Apple Pie Day

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April 26, 2007

Oregon--Apple Pie Day

Dear HSLDA members and friends,

This May 10 offers an exciting opportunity for all homeschool families
within driving distance of the Capitol. "Apple Pie Day," now in its
14th year, allows homeschool students and parents to have a civics
field trip to the Oregon State Capitol. Homeschool families from all
over bring apple pies, tour the Capitol, and meet with their elected
representatives.

Apple Pie Day is vitally important for homeschoolers across the state
as it provides an opportunity for Oregon legislators to meet
home-educated students and their parents. Whenever a homeschool issue
comes before the legislature many representatives will remember the
personal contact they have had with bright and well-behaved homeschool
families.

A full slate of family activities is planned for May 10. Capitol tours
will operate from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. At 9 a.m. OCEANetwork will
present Homeschool Freedoms 101, an informative session on how the
legislative process works and a detailed report on the status of the
Home Education Freedom Bill--House Bill 2629.

At 10 a.m. homeschool students are invited to rehearse for a statewide
homeschool choir that will sing later. At 10:30 a.m. the opening
prayer for the Senate and House of Representatives will take place.
Several homeschool students will perform at this time.

The main event will start at noon with the Homeschool Rally on the
Capitol steps. During this time the Logos Academy Home School Band
will perform along with the choir. Many homeschool-friendly
legislators will be there as well as a number of homeschool heroes.
This event should not be missed!

After the Rally a schedule of hearings will be given for families to
attend if they desire, and interested homeschool students will have
the opportunity to present a musical performance in the Rotunda until
5 p.m.

To see more information on all of the activities planned for Apple Pie
Day please go to:
http://www.oceanetwork.org/alerts/Home_Education_Week.cfm . You will
find all of the contact information you need for you and your family
to participate in all of the events or sign up to bring an apple pie.

Please plan now to attend Apple Pie Day on May 10 with your whole
family and an apple pie or two to give to a legislator. Thank you for
your support and work towards making Oregon an even better state to
homeschool our children in.

Sincerely,

Thomas J. (Tj) Schmidt
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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