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2/17/2009 4:40:29 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Virginia--Call Now for Scholarship Equity Bill

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Virginia--Call Now for Scholarship Equity Bill

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Calls are needed immediately to support a bill that will make all
state college scholarships available fairly to homeschoolers. Senator
Ken Cuccinelli's S.B. 1547 passed the Senate unanimously, but now it
needs your help in the House. There will be a subcommittee hearing at
5 p.m. today, and likely a full committee hearing soon thereafter.

Homeschoolers routinely get rejected for state scholarships that
require a grade point average, such as the Virginia Guaranteed
Assistance Program (VGAP). S.B. 1547 clears the way for homeschool
graduates to be eligible to participate. For some families, this
could be the difference in their child going to college.


Please today call members on the committee. If your name begins with
A-G, please call group 1. If your name begins with H-M, call group
2. If your name begins with N-R, call group 3. Others, call group 4.
In addition, please call your own representative if he or she is on
the committee. Use our legislative toolbox to identify your
representative: .

Group 1
Thomas Davis Rust
(804) 698-1086

R. Steven Landes
(804) 698-1025

William H. Fralin
(804) 698-1017

Mark L. Cole
(804) 698-1088

James P. "Jimmie" Massie
(804) 698-1072

James M. Shuler
(804) 698-1012

Group 2
Kenneth C. Alexander
(804) 698-1089

David L. Bulova
(804) 698-1037

Stephen C. Shannon
(804) 698-1035

Robert Tata, Chairman
(804) 698-1085

Phillip A. Hamilton
(804) 698-1093

L. Scott Lingamfelter
(804) 698-1031

Group 3
C. Todd Gilbert
(804) 698-1015

Clifford L. Athey
(804) 698-1018

Brenda L. Pogge
(804) 698-1096

G. Manoli Loupassi
(804) 698-1068

Thomas D. Gear
(804) 698-1091

Adam P. Ebbin
(804) 698-1049

Group 4
Onzlee Ware
(804) 698-1011

Jennifer L. McClellan
(804) 698-1071

Roslyn C. Tyler
(804) 698-1075

Joseph D. Morrissey
(804) 698-1074


For years we have been unable to help families who wanted access to
scholarships but were rejected because their grade point average,
class rank, graduate status, etc., was not accepted by the scholarship
agency. This bill levels the playing field and gives our kids the
same opportunity as others.

The bill will be amended in committee to address some secondary issues
we pointed out. Home Educators Association of Virginia and the
Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers also support this bill as it
will be amended.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom.


Scott A. Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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