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2/10/2009 4:59:53 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Alaska--Calls Needed to Oppose Government Nanny Bill - Correction

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February 10, 2009

Alaska--Calls Needed to Oppose Government Nanny Bill - Correction

Contact information for House Education Committee members has been
updated.

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Do you want the government to become your child's nanny?

Your calls are needed to stop House Bill 69, the "Alaska Parents as
Teachers Act," which would establish a parent education home visiting
program for children from birth to age five. These visits would be
conducted by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
at least once every month. The program would involve monthly parent
group meetings and annual developmental and health screenings of the
children. Although this would begin as a voluntary program, it is
most likely the first step to a mandatory program.

HSLDA believes that parents, not state bureaucrats, are best qualified
to determine what is best for their individual children. In the
absence of evidence of abuse or neglect, state officials should not
interfere with the upbringing of children by their parents.

House Bill 69 is scheduled for a hearing before the House Education
Committee on Wednesday, February 11, at 8:00 a.m. Your representatives
and members of the committee need to know that families in Alaska
oppose this overreaching legislation. Please contact them today!

ACTION REQUESTED:

1. Please call and email as many members of the House Education
Committee as possible and urge them to vote against House Bill 69 with
this message:

"Please vote against House Bill 69, the Alaska Parents as Teachers
Act, which would interfere with the right of parents to direct the
upbringing of their children. Parents, not state officials, are best
qualified to determine what is best for their individual children."

Please do not identify yourself as a homeschooling family, since this
issue is broader than just homeschooling.

The contact information for the members of the House Education
Committee is as follows:

Rep. Paul Seaton - Chair
(907) 465-2689
Representative_Paul_Seaton@legis.state.ak.us

Rep. Cathy Munoz - Vice-Chair
(907) 465-3744
Representative_Cathy_Munoz@legis.state.ak.us

Last names beginning with A-M please contact:

Rep. Bryce Edgmon
(907) 465-4451
Representative_Bryce_Edgmon@legis.state.ak.us

Rep. Wes Keller
(907) 465-2186
Representative_Wes_Keller@legis.state.ak.us

Last names beginning with N-Z please contact:

Rep. Peggy Wilson
(907) 465-3824
Representative_Peggy_Wilson@legis.state.ak.us

Rep. Robert Buch
(907) 465-4968
Representative_Robert_Buch@legis.state.ak.us

Rep. Berta Gardner
(907) 465-4930
Representative_Berta_Gardner@legis.state.ak.us

2. Please contact your own state representative and voice your
opposition to House Bill 69. To find the name of your state
representative, use HSLDA's Legislative Toolbox at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6104

3. Please forward this email to every homeschooling family you know
who is not a member of HSLDA and urge them to contact their state
representatives and members of the House Education Committee.

To view the text of House Bill 69, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6105


Sincerely,

Dewitt T. Black, III
Senior Counsel
HSLDA

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