From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


3/25/2008 11:43:32 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Colorado: Your Attendance Needed at the Homeschool Day at the Capitol

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

March 25, 2008

Colorado: Your Attendance Needed at the Homeschool Day at the Capitol

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Christian Home Educators of Colorado invites all homeschool families
to attend the 2008 Homeschool Day at the Capitol. On Friday, April
11, join homeschooling families from around the state in focusing on
this year's theme, "Restoring America's Foundation."

Take part in a variety of events centered on biblical foundations for
government, the U.S. Constitution, and godly citizenship.

Activities include morning and afternoon workshops for all ages, a
noon rally on the west steps of the capitol, tours of the capitol
building, and home education displays in the capitol rotunda.

Show your support for the homeschooling freedoms Colorado parents and
children have enjoyed for 20 years. Students may also register for
the "future statesman" track.

Doors open at 9 a.m. at the Pillar of Fire Church, located at 1340
Sherman Street in Denver, 1 block from the state Capitol. The church
is easy to find, with three parking lots nearby.

To register, go online to, or call CHEC at

We at the Home School Legal Defense Association believe it is very
important for as many homeschool families to attend as possible. The
current Colorado Legislature is NOT pro-family. At any time, they
could introduce legislation to restrict homeschooling.

However, we have seen how effective capitol lobby days are in
preventing legislation harmful to homeschoolers. If a legislator from
either party meets a good homeschool family face-to-face, it makes it
hard for them to vote to restrict homeschooling. If they never meet a
homeschooler, they will often vote against homeschooling when given
the opportunity.

You can turn the event into an educational field trip for your
children, too!

Plan ahead and make an appointment with your legislators. Take
advantage of this opportunity. Don't miss this year's great event.

Featured Events:

> Excellent morning and afternoon workshops for all ages;
> David Noble of Summit Ministries will speak at the teen workshop;
> Noon Rally at the Capitol;
> Homeschool displays in the Rotunda;
> Future Statesman Program for ages 7-13.

Cost: Workshops are free, donation appreciated; future statesman kit
$6.00; Lunch is available at $6.00 each; U.S. Constitution booklet
$1.00 each.

Every senator and representative has been invited to attend the noon
rally. Homeschooling families will also be delivering a loaf of fresh
baked bread to each legislator as a token of our appreciation for the
freedoms we have under the Constitution.

Children under the age of 13 can be part of the junior legislator
program, which includes homework assignments and onsite classes with
entertaining skits and speakers. There will also be a special session
for teens on government and civics. And the whole family is
encouraged to attend the noon rally as homeschoolers make their
impression in the mind of our elected officials.


Below are MORE reasons to attend the Capitol Day:

> Dispel any negative myths about the homeschool movement.
> Give legislators an understanding of the large numbers of
homeschoolers within the state.
> Provide positive literature to legislators regarding homeschooling.
> Spend one-on-one time with your legislator.
> Your presence is necessary to show that the homeschool movement is
alive, well, and thriving.

Please, help keep homeschooling free in Colorado. We can make a
significant statement to your representatives when 1,500 home
educators participate in the noontime rally at the capitol on April

Come and let your voice be heard in this critical election year.

We hope you can come!

Chris Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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