From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


4/20/2009 10:19:26 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Oregon: Reminder--Your Attendance at the Capitol is Needed!

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

April 20, 2009

Oregon: Reminder--Your Attendance at the Capitol is Needed!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Please make every effort to come to the upcoming Home Education
Capitol Day, referred to as "Apple Pie Day", on May 7, 2009. Having a
large presence at the Capitol during Apple Pie Day is vital to help
protect the freedom home educators have in Oregon. This event also
helps provide some of the only contact that many legislators will have
homeschooling families. Please make plans now to come and help
celebrate Apple Pie Day at the Capitol!

Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network (OCEANetwork) has
organized a full day of exciting opportunities for the whole family.
Additionally, each legislator and the governor will be given a
home-baked apple pie and a packet of information promoting home

Over the years, HSLDA has seen how well-attended homeschool events at
the state Capitol can have a major impact in preserving and protecting
homeschool freedom. Whenever a homeschool issue comes up before the
legislature, many of these elected officials will remember the
personal contact they have had with homeschool families.

Apple Pie Day will be full of activities that you don't want to miss.
The day's events will begin with families dropping off apple pies in
the Hospitality Room, HR 50, in the basement of the Capitol between 8
a.m. and 10 a.m. A Home Education Freedoms 101 class will take place
at 9 a.m.; the Home Education Rally will start at noon on the front
steps of the Capitol building, the Court Street side.

This year, HSLDA will be sending Staff Attorney Thomas (Tj) Schmidt to
participate in several activities throughout the day.

Your children will also have several activities they can take part in,
including the Apple Pie Day photo contest, serving as honorary pages
(12 and up), or singing with the Statewide Homeschool Choir.

For more information about these activities and how you can
participate please go to: .

If you can, you are encouraged to schedule an appointment in advance
to visit your legislators that day. You should set up a 10- to
15-minute appointment and let OCEANetwork know about it. To determine
who your legislators are, go to HSLDA's legislative toolbox at: .

Please plan now to attend to attend Apple Pie Day with your whole
family. Your attendance at the Capitol can help ensure a great turnout
and protect homeschooling freedom in Oregon.

If you are not currently a member, please consider joining to help
support homeschool freedom in Oregon and across the country. If you
want to "try" HSLDA membership out, feel free sign up for a
three-month trial membership at


Thomas J. (Tj) Schmidt
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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