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3/4/2008 10:44:02 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New Hampshire--Calls Needed TODAY to Oppose Changes to State Homeschool Law

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March 4, 2008

New Hampshire--Calls Needed TODAY to
Oppose Changes to State Homeschool Law

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Senate Bill 337, which increases government control over New Hampshire
homeschoolers, will be discussed in an executive session on Wednesday,
March 5, and may go to the full Senate this Thursday (March 6). Calls
are needed to encourage the Education Committee to vote this bill
"inexpedient to legislate."

It is possible that the committee will pass the bill to the whole
Senate for consideration. Senator Peter Bragdon, a member of the
Education Committee, has proposed amendments to Senate Bill 337 which
would make its impact on homeschoolers less negative. Calls are also
needed to all senators to encourage them to accept Senator Bragdon's
amendments if they insist on moving this bill forward.

ACTION REQUESTED

Call the Senate Education Committee and your own senator, and, in your
own words, give them the following message:

"The current homeschool law in New Hampshire does not need fixing.
The current proposed changes infringe on my right as a parent to
direct the education of my children. There is no problem with the
current law, and these changes would create additional burdens and
unwanted intrusion into homeschooling families. Furthermore, the bill
would likely create confusion regarding whether the Department of
Education would have approval authority over homeschool programs.
Please oppose this bill, and vote it inexpedient to legislate. If
this bill is not voted inexpedient to legislate, please accept Senator
Bragdon's amendments."

For your senator's contact information, go to HSLDA's Legislative
Toolbox at http://www.hslda.org/toolbox .

The Senate Education Committee is as follows:

Sen. Iris W. Estabrook, Chair
(603)868-5524
iris.estabrook@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. Joseph A. Foster, Vice Chair
(603)891-0307
joseph.foster@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. Martha Fuller Clark
martha.fullerclark@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. Molly M. Kelly
(603)352-5605
molly.kelly@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. Peter E. Bragdon
(603)673-7135
peter.bragdon@leg.state.nh.us

Sen. Robert J. Letourneau
robert.letourneau@leg.state.nh.us

Thank you for your support!

Very truly yours,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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