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1/22/2008 4:58:22 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New Mexico--Your Voice Crucial in Preserving Traditional Family

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January 22, 2008

New Mexico--Your Voice Crucial in Preserving Traditional Family

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

The New Mexico legislative session has just started, and already the
push for anti-family legislation has been strong. H.B. 9 would permit
same-sex couples to enter into spousal unions and to have the same
rights, responsibilities, and obligations as married couples. This
bill is the same as the 2007 H.B. 603 which nearly snuck through at
the end of the session.

H.B. 9 already passed the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee,
and it could have a vote in the Judiciary Committee at any time. We
are working together with CAPE of New Mexico to defeat this bill, and
we need your help to support the traditional family.

ACTION REQUESTED

Please call and/or email the members of the New Mexico House Judiciary
Committee and, in your own words, give them this message:

"Please oppose legislation that recognizes domestic partner rights.
Please vote against House Bill 9, which is an attack on traditional
marriage, erodes the family and endangers parental rights."

You do not need to identify yourself as a homeschooler. Though this
bill affects homeschoolers, it also affects every family in New
Mexico.

Members of the House Judiciary Committee:

Chair Al Park, (505) 256-0818, alpark.nm@gmail.com
Vice Chair Joseph Cervantes, (575) 526-5600, cervanteslaw@zianet.com
Elias Bareli, (505) 866-125, elias@barelalaw.com
Gail Chase, (505) 266-5191, gailchasey@msn.com
Daniel R. Foley, (575) 624-0608, daniel.foley@nmlegis.gov
Antonio "Moe" Mestas, (505) 242-2279, antonio@moejustice.com
W. Ken Martinez, (505) 287-8801, mlo1@7cities.net
William "Bill" R. Rohm, (505) 259-3398, Billrehm@comcast.net
Mimi Stewart, (505) 880-8249, mstewart@osogrande.com
Thomas E. Swisstack, (505) 761-6600, tswiss1@msn.com
Gloria C. Vaughn, (575) 434-2819
Eric A. Youngberg, (505) 843-8181, eric.youngberg@nmlegis.gov
Teresa A. Zanetti, (505) 344-7248, electzanetti@comcast.net

BACKGROUND

Your right to homeschool rests on another freedom: the freedom to
direct the education and upbringing of your children. Underlying your
right to homeschool are parental rights, which are supported by the
sanctity of marriage. Anything that undermines marriage may ultimately
undermine parental rights and therefore threaten your freedom to
homeschool.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom.

Sincerely,

Christopher J. Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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