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1/11/2008 10:30:05 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Virginia--Come to 'Day at the Capitol' February 7, 2008

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Virginia--Come to 'Day at the Capitol' February 7, 2008

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Home Educators Association of Virginia is sponsoring a "Day at the
Capitol" for Virginia homeschool families on Thursday, February 7,
2008. This great event will help draw families to Richmond 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-homeschool freedom bills to pass.

In our 25 years at HSLDA, we have seen how effective capitol days are
in preventing bad legislation or enacting good law. If legislators
from either party never meet a homeschooler, they will often vote
against homeschooling when given the opportunity. However, if they
meet a good homeschool family face-to-face, it opens their eyes to the
hardship they would cause if they vote to restrict homeschooling.

This will be an opportunity for homeschooling families from across the
state to meet with state officials and learn how to effectively lobby
for greater homeschool freedom in Virginia. In addition, "Day at the
Capitol" is a great field trip opportunity for your children to learn
about our government and how laws are made.

Families who sign up will be able to take their pick of a variety of
fun and educational activities, from joining in the "Mock General
Assembly," participating in a scavenger hunt, observing the General
Assembly, greeting your legislators, visiting the Museum of the
Confederacy, or taking special homeschool tours of the Capitol, the
Executive Mansion, the Virginia Supreme Court, and the 9th Circuit
Court of Appeals!

Visit http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4629 for an all-day schedule
of events, and to find out what exciting speakers are expected earlier
on in the day.

The cost is only $20 per family and $5 for any additional non-family
child. Due to limited seating, advance reservations and payment are
required by calling HEAV at 804-278-9200.This HEAV-sponsored event is
open to ALL homeschoolers!

For more information, go to
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4630

Sincerely Yours,

Scott A. Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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-> Who are the nation's best lobbyists?

We don't know that this has ever been determined; but we do know
that HSLDA's National Center for Home Education is the only
national organization lobbying on behalf of homeschoolers on
Capitol Hill.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1102

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