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5/13/2009 2:13:12 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA: Contact Your Congressman Now to Protect Parental Rights

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HSLDA: Contact Your Congressman Now to Protect Parental Rights

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

You have received this special e-lert because you live in one of 10
crucial districts:

On May 7, Rep. John Lewis (GA-5) introduced House Resolution 416
calling on the U.S. Senate to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights
of the Child and several other U.N. treaties. At its introduction, the
bill had 9 cosponsors from the urban centers of Oakland, San Jose, and
Sacramento, California, New York City, Houston, Boston, Chicago,
Atlanta, and the suburbs of D.C. (Virginia's 8th District). The
non-voting delegate from Guam is also signed on.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, if ratified by the U.S.
Senate and President Obama, would become part of "the supreme law of
the land" under Article VI of our Constitution. The Supreme Court
confirmed in Reid v. Covert (1957) that treaties override any
conflicting state law, which in this case would include nearly all
family law in America. The right of parents to direct the upbringing
and education of their children would be very much at risk. For this
and many other reasons (visit ParentalRights.org) we want to see H.R.
416 soundly defeated.

The sponsors of H. Res. 416 include John Lewis (GA-5)
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6541, Ed Markey (MA-7)
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6542, Madeleine Bordallo (Guam),
Charles Rangel (NY-15) http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6543, Barbara
Lee (CA-9) http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6544, Mike Honda (CA-15)
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6545, Doris Matsui (CA-5)
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6546, Danny Davis (IL-7)
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6547, Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18)
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6548, Jim Moran (VA-8)
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6549, and Raul Grijalva (AZ-7)
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6550.

We will monitor the resolution's progress and do everything in our
power to hinder its passage. Since you live in one of the above
districts, please contact your representative and let them know that
you have serious concerns about the UNCRC, and believe strongly that
they should pull their support of this resolution. If you have friends
or family members in any of these districts, have them contact their
representative as well. Remember to be respectful and courteous when
you call, as congressional staff will be more likely to pay attention
to what you have to say if you do not sound angry or rude.

Please, take a moment to call right now, before you close this email.
It will only take you a minute, and our whole organization is counting
on you, the few who live in these particular districts!

Sincerely,

Michael P. Farris
HSLDA Chairman

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