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3/11/2009 1:29:40 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Iowa--Call Sen. Riley to Save Parent-Taught Driver's Ed!

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Iowa--Call Sen. Riley to Save Parent-Taught Driver's Ed!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

The chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, Tom Riley, is
trying to "pass the buck" on parent-taught driver's education. He has
transferred it to another committee. This will kill the bill, because
there will not be enough time for it to get through that additional
committee. This bill MUST pass committee and the full Senate by this
Friday, March 13, or it will be dead for the year.

ACTION REQUESTED

Please call Sen. Riley immediately and ask him to bring the bill, S.F.
350, back into his own committee and take quick action on it.

Your message can be as simple as, "Don't pass the buck on
parent-taught driver's education, S.F. 350. Take it back into your
committee where it belongs, and move it quickly. It will save lives
as well as taxpayer money. The bill has already been thoroughly
analyzed, since a nearly identical bill previously passed both houses
overwhelmingly and was supported by the Iowa Department of
Transportation."

You can call and leave him a message on the Senate switchboard, (515)
281-3371, or email him at tom.rielly@legis.state.ia.us. If possible,
call or email your own senator and tell him you contacted Sen. Riley
about this.

Be polite, but be firm.

BACKGROUND

Virginia, Texas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, New Mexico, Nebraska and
Colorado have already changed their laws to allow parent-taught
driver's education for homeschoolers. Many other states have always
allowed parents to be involved in driver's education for their own
children.

According to a 2000 study through the University of Colorado-Colorado
Springs, statistics show that lives have been saved through these
laws, and there were fewer tickets and accidents. Programs are
already available for parents to use.

The sponsor of S.F. 350 is Senator Swati Dandekar, District 18.

The Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators (NICHE) joins HSLDA in
supporting this bill.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom!

Sincerely yours,

Scott Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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