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10/15/2008 10:05:40 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Illinois--Your Vote Crucial in Preserving Homeschool Freedom

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

October 15, 2008

Illinois--Your Vote Crucial in Preserving Homeschool Freedom

Dear Illinois HSLDA Members and Friends,

Election time is fast approaching. This November 4, many state and
federal officials are up for re-election.

The election outcome will determine what freedoms you will keep and
what freedoms you will lose.

Exercising your right to vote is crucial. The voter guide below will
help you make informed decisions as you cast your vote.

Remember, statistics show that approximately only 50% of eligible
adults actually register to vote. In any given election only about 50%
of registered voters vote (that is 25% of adults)!

That means only takes about 13% of adults to elect any given
candidate. Your vote counts!


To download Illinois Family Institute's nonpartisan 2008 General
Election Voter Guides, visit .
In addition to one large document, breakout voter guides for each
congressional district are available at .

If you have not yet used a voter's guidebook, you'll be pleased with
how easy it is to decide who to vote for by answering the same
questions submitted to the candidates and comparing your answers to

IFI's 2008 General Election Voter Guide is nonpartisan and legal for
distribution at your church, civic club, etc.

You can order IFI's Voter Guides in bulk by calling 708-781-9328 or by
going to .

Please help spread the word about this resource for responsible
citizenship! Forward this message to your family and friends in
Illinois so they can also order this valuable resource.

A couple of things to keep in mind:

> To find out if your church is set to receive the guides please
contact the IFI office by email through their website or by phone at

> For a legal perspective on what activities churches and pastors are
allowed to take part in, check out these resources prepared by
attorney James Bopp: "Do's and Don'ts for Political Activities of
Pastors": and "Guidelines for
Political Activities by Churches and Pastors":

> Early voting began on Tuesday, October 14. To request an absentee
ballot, contact your local election authority by visiting . You can also call the
Illinois State Board of Elections at 217-782-4141.

> For more information about voting in Illinois, visit .

Don't forget to exercise your right to vote on November 4!


Chris Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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