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1/8/2010 10:04:25 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New Hampshire: Action Needed to Defend Homeschool Freedom

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New Hampshire: Action Needed to Defend Homeschool Freedom

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

There is a significant threat to homeschooling freedom from a group of
pro-regulation legislators who are trying to pass dramatic and
intrusive regulations on homeschoolers in New Hampshire.

Reports from the New Hampshire Capitol yesterday indicate that a
minority of the Education Committee, led by Chairman Emma Rouse with
some apparent help from committee member and Republican Rick Ladd, was
seeking support for the onerous amendment to HB 368. This amendment
would impose dramatic new regulations on New Hampshire homeschoolers.
A majority of the Education Committee has recommended that HB 368 be
killed, but this influential minority appears to be working to
overturn that recommendation.

Because of the significant possibility the committee's minority could
sway enough votes to have a floor fight on this legislation, it is
critical that New Hampshire homeschoolers mobilize to defeat it.

ACTION REQUESTED

1.) Please call your legislator and gain a commitment from them to
vote ITL on HB 368. We understand that many of you may have already
done that, but in light of recent efforts by Democratic leaders, it is
necessary to communicate with representatives again. It appears that
at least one Republican is considering the bill. If you are a
constituent of first term Republican Representative Rick Ladd of
Haverhill, N.H. --he needs to hear from you. To find out who your
legislator is visit HSLDA's Legislative Toolbox at
http://www.hslda.org/toolbox .

Give them the following message in your own words. "The House
Education Committee voted with a bipartisan majority 14-6 to recommend
that no changes be made to the current homeschool laws in New
Hampshire. This is the second year in a row that a New Hampshire
Legislative Committee has recommended no changes to the homeschool
law. The New Hampshire homeschool law is working and needs no further
changes. If passed, HB 368 would make New Hampshire's homeschool law
the most restrictive and burdensome homeschool law in the country.
Please vote ITL on HB 368."

2.) Please show up at the Capitol next Wednesday morning at 8:30 to
greet legislators as they arrive for their morning meetings. A strong
showing of unity will send a clear and convincing message that New
Hampshire homeschoolers oppose the bill. You can then watch the
debate from the House Gallery, which should occur before lunch. It
may also be possible for you to lobby legislators as they arrive at
the Capitol or during breaks. You can review the reasons for voting
against the amended version of HB 368 at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7464 .

Thank you for your commitment to defending the freedom to homeschool
in New Hampshire.

Standing with you,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
Staff Attorney


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