From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


1/29/2008 1:58:03 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
California--Defeat of AB 755 - Prohibition of Spanking

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

From: Roy Hanson's Child and Family Protection Association and HSLDA

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Bill: AB 755 - Prohibition of Spanking
Author: Assembly Member Sally Lieber

Position: Strongly Opposed

Status: Failed - A Tremendous Victory!

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We are very grateful to God to be able to report that AB 755 failed to
be passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee by the January
25, 2008 deadline. As a result of our most recent January 22nd Action
Alert, many parents called their legislators again and sent a strong
message encouraging them: 1) to let AB 755 die without being voted on
in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, and 2) to dissuade them from
considering writing any such "anti-spanking" bill in the future.
Thank you for all of your calls and letters in response to our Alerts
on this bill! AB 755 is now dead!

This is a tremendous victory!

AB 755 would have had the practical effect of making criminals out of
those who spank with an implement (i.e. inanimate object, such as a
small paddle or ruler) in California, which could have resulted in
jail time and loss of children. We are very grateful to God for His
intervention, and for your prayers, and your calls and letters to your
legislators concerning this very dangerous bill. We believe very
strongly that this bill was an extremely dangerous attack on the
rights of all parents in California to be able to determine for
themselves what is the best way to raise and discipline their

NO further action is needed on AB 755.

If any similar bill should be brought up by the Legislature at any
time this year or at any future date, we will issue an appropriate
Action Alert. We monitor all legislation daily.

If you would like to read more details on AB 755, read our Alert and
background paper on AB 755, which are posted at .

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Permission is given to reprint this document or distribute it by email
in its entirety without alteration. You are encouraged to link to
this article on our website

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Roy Hanson's HELP Tree
Child and Family Protection Association
P.O. Box 730
Lincoln, CA 95648-0730
Fax: (916) 415-9470

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The purpose of this communication is to present information and
express our position on the issues addressed. We encourage you to
research this for yourself and come to your own conclusions.
Regardless of your position, we strongly urge you to exercise your
constitutional right to express your position to your elected
representatives. We have included an example of how we have expressed
our position.

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forwarded, or sent by any party other than directly from Child and
Family Protection Association.

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