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3/12/2010 4:48:37 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
URGENT - Please Take Immediate Action to SECURE Your Homeschool Freedom

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URGENT - Please Take Immediate
Action to SECURE Your Homeschool Freedom

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

HB 1580 is an important bill that would recognize parents as the
primary educators of their children. The bill amends New Hampshire's
compulsory school attendance law to explicitly recognize that "[i]t is
the natural, fundamental right of parents to determine and direct the
education of their children." In light of this week's attempt by
staff at the Department of Education to sneak through new regulations,
HSLDA is urging New Hampshire homeschoolers to take strong and
sustained action over the next five days to pass this bill.

HSLDA understands that this has been a tiring year. Your untiring
efforts have been critical in defending against these numerous
attempts to curtail your freedom to homeschool, but enough is enough.
How many more times must we endure lectures from people like
Representative Emma Rouse or State Board Member Daphne Kenyon telling
New Hampshire parents that a government bureaucrat has a superior
right and responsibility over their children? (See board member
Kenyon's comments from this week's discussion here
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7862 .

Even though a majority of the Education Committee voted to recommend
killing HB 1580, there is evidence that it can be passed. And passing
this bill would send a clear message that the people of New Hampshire
trust parents to make the best educational decisions for their
children. The providential and overwhelming defeat of HB 368 and
growing support from legislators of both parties for HB 1580 show it
can be passed. Now is the time for homeschoolers of New Hampshire to
find more energy to fight for the recognition that you know you
deserve in the law. Please take action over the next five days and do
all you can to work for the passage of HB 1580.

ACTION REQUESTED

Please email, call and visit your legislator and give them the
following message:

"Thank you for standing with homeschoolers to defeat HB 368. Please
stand with us one more time to pass HB 1580. This bill is needed to
recognize in state law that parents are primarily responsible to
ensure that their children receive an education. HB 1580 will help
protect homeschoolers from future attempts like HB 368 and efforts by
staff within the Department of Education to impose unreasonable
constraints on our liberty and to interfere with our natural
responsibility. HB 1580 is simple and sends a clear message that New
Hampshire parents have a fundamental right to determine and direct
their children's education. Please vote to pass HB 1580."

A rally is being planned for next Wednesday, March 17, at the Capitol
to support HB 1580. More details will follow. Even if the rally
permits cannot be obtained, we need to make sure that the House
gallery is full and that citizens are on hand to lobby legislators.

Thank you for your continued support of freedom and liberty in New
Hampshire!

Standing with you,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
Staff Attorney

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