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2/3/2010 12:23:05 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Oklahoma: Your Attendance Needed for Home Education Day at the Capitol!

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February 3, 2010

Oklahoma: Your Attendance Needed for
Home Education Day at the Capitol!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Oklahoma is a state of great freedom when it comes to home education.
However, as you should already know, two bills introduced this year
would undermine the freedom that you have to teach your children at
home. While both are bad, House Bill 3099 is the worst. This bill
attempts to modify the protection given under the Oklahoma
Constitution for "other means of education" by defining what type of
education homeschool parents would have to provide.

One of the best things you can do to help preserve freedom of home
education in Oklahoma for your family and for future generations is to
attend the annual Home Education Day at the Capitol on February 9.
When legislators see hundreds of energetic homeschool families touring
the Capitol with their bright-eyed children, it makes homeschooling
more real to them, and it is more difficult for them to vote against
home education. For more information about the Home Education Day at
the Capitol visit: http://www.ochec.com/Categories.aspx?Id=HOME

Both Oklahoma Central Home Educators' Consociation (OCHEC) and
Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Oklahoma (CHEF of OK) work hard
monitoring legislation and maintaining relationships with legislators.
Your presence at the Home Education Capitol Day will be vital in
protecting home education freedom in Oklahoma.

Today is the last day for early registration! While you can come if
you haven't registered, early registration is strongly encouraged.
Registration allows you to get a name tag for the event, pick a track
for the day and purchase a boxed lunch if desired. Visit
http://www.ochec.com/CapitolDay.aspx?Id=Capitol_Day_Registration to
register now.


REQUESTED ACTION:

1) Come to the Capitol on February 9, 2010, to participate in Home
Education Day.

2) If you have not already contacted the sponsors of the two bills
that were introduced this legislative session, please visit our
website at: http://www.hslda.org/hs/state/OK/default.asp and follow
the suggestion action.

3) If you can't come to the Home Education Day at the Capitol, please
pray for the event and see if your family could bake cookies to be
given out to legislators. Other ideas can be found here:
http://www.ochec.com/Categories.aspx?Id=Capitol_Day .

BACKGROUND

Last year, approximately 800 homeschoolers showed up for Home
Education Day at the Capitol. Bring your family and help make this
year's event even bigger. We need a large turnout to help demonstrate
that the movement for home education freedom in Oklahoma is strong!

If you are not yet a member of HSLDA and would like to help us fight
for greater parental rights and homeschool freedom in Oklahoma please
visit http://www.hslda.org/join/apply.asp .

If you would like to be put on our email list to receive vital e-lerts
you may sign up at
https://secure.hslda.org/hslda/elert/account.asp?Process=Subscribe .

Thank you for your part in fighting for freedom in Oklahoma! Feel free
to forward this to your friends who are homeschooling but may not be
part of HSLDA, OCHEC, or CHEF of OK.


Sincerely,

Thomas Schmidt
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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