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4/30/2009 11:55:14 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Minnesota--Call and Write Now to Support Homeschool Freedom

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April 30, 2009

Minnesota--Call and Write Now to Support Homeschool Freedom

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

HSLDA has been working closely with MACHE to extend homeschool freedom
in Minnesota. Due to the state's budget crisis, the homeschool
community has an opportunity to reduce mandated reporting
requirements. Both the Minnesota Senate and House have included
various provisions of the homeschool mandate reductions bill in the
large omnibus education bill that is currently in a conference
committee. Senator Gen Olson, sponsor of the homeschool mandate
reduction bill, is on the conference committee.

Please contact members of the conference committee, if you are their
constituents, and ask them to include all of the homeschool mandate
reduction provisions.

ACTION REQUESTED

If you live in one of the districts below, please contact your House
representative by Friday, May 8, 2009.

Please encourage your House representative to support the homeschool
mandate reduction provisions in the Omnibus K-12 Finance bill. To find
out which district you live in go to:
http://www.gis.leg.mn/mapserver/districts/ Give them this message in
your own words:

"Please support the homeschool mandate reduction provisions in the
Omnibus K-12 Finance Bill. The provisions from the Senate version,
S.F. 1328, will save the state money by eliminating unnecessary
reporting requirements. The bill also recognizes the good work
homeschoolers have done in educating their children by somewhat
reducing the bureaucracy they go through every year to comply with
Minnesota's homeschool law."

Rep. Mindy Greiling, 54A (DFL-Roseville) 651-296-5387 -
rep.mindy.greiling@house.mn
Rep. Pat Garofalo, 36B (R-Farmington) 651-296-1069 -
rep.pat.garofalo@house.mn
Rep. Carlos Mariani, 65B (DFL-St. Paul) 651-296-9714 -
rep.carlos.mariani@house.mn
Rep. John Ward, 12A (DFL-Brainaed) 651-296-4333 -
rep.john.ward@house.mn
Rep. Nora Slawik, 55B (DFL-Maplewood) 651-296-7807 -
rep.nora.slawik@house.mn

For more information on homeschooling in MN visit:
http://www.hslda.org/hs/state/MN/default.asp

To learn more about these bills please visit www.hslda.org/mn. Thank
you for your support of homeschool freedom in Minnesota!


Sincerely,


Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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