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10/8/2008 4:49:18 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New Jersey--Follow Up--Call Immediately to Block Restrictive Homeschool Bill

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New Jersey--Follow Up--Calls Needed
Immediately to Block Restrictive Homeschool Bill

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

We have received reports that some lawmakers have received hundreds of
calls from you! Thank you! If you have not gotten through yet, please
keep calling.

However, please stop calls to Assemblyman Deignan. He has publicly
stated that he opposes the bill. We deeply appreciate his willingness
to stand up for what is right.

Unity is of utmost importance in blocking this oppressive bill. The
New Jersey homeschool task force is the most visible expression of
homeschool unity in the state during this hour of need. The
organizations and people of the task force have served homeschoolers
for many years--decades in some cases. During a crisis like this,
many well-intentioned people will offer advice, thinking they know
what is best. Following task force recommendations, rather than those
of others, however, will help us remain unified and powerful.

You may hear rumors of awful things about to happen. Please take
these lightly unless they come from the task force. For example, one
unsubstantiated rumor that has made its rounds is that there is about
to be a committee hearing on this bill. Not true. The members of the
task force are staying highly alert, and we will let you know as
promptly as possible if some new threat or urgency arises. At the
same time, we do not know everything. If you obtain reliable
information you think we need to know, please pass it on immediately.

The organizations of the New Jersey homeschool task force are: HSLDA,
Catholic Homeschoolers of New Jersey (Kevin Kiernan), Eagle Forum of
New Jersey (Carolee Adams), Education Network Of Christian
Homeschoolers of New Jersey (Mark August), New Jersey Homeschool
Association (Nan McVicker), and Unschoolers Network (Nancy Plent).

Thank you for standing with us for freedom.

Sincerely yours,

Scott Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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