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3/31/2010 10:48:37 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA: Your Calls Needed to Advance Parental Rights Amendment

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HSLDA: Your Calls Needed to Advance Parental Rights Amendment

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Moms, dads, and children across America need you to call your
congressman right now. I know that, like me, you support the
traditional liberty of parents to make the decisions about their
children's upbringing and education. We have previously written to
you about current threats to parental rights, including those posed by
the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child. There are
organizations and leaders who oppose the freedom of parents to
homeschool their children, and this freedom can only be lastingly
protected by adopting the Parental Rights Amendment.

Your U.S. representative, Dan Maffei, has not yet joined as a
cosponsor for the Parental Rights Amendment. If you live in
Representative Maffei's district (NY-25), we urge you to take two
minutes to call Representative Maffei before closing this email. You
can reach Representative Maffei's office at (202) 225-3701. You can
give the staffer your own message, or use the suggested message below:

"I live in Representative Maffei's district, and I want to encourage
him to cosponsor H.J. Res. 42. This resolution proposes the Parental
Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, protecting the traditional
freedom of parents to direct their children's upbringing and
education. In addition to many other threats to parental rights, the
United States is being pressured to ratify the UN's Convention on the
Rights of the Child, which would threaten parental rights, including
my freedom to choose how to educate my children. I ask Representative
Maffei to protect the role of parents by cosponsoring the Parental
Rights Amendment. "

Remember, this is an issue that affects all parents, not just
homeschoolers, so we request that you do not identify yourself as a
homeschooler when you make the call. If you're interested in learning
more about why we need the Parental Rights Amendment, simply visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7966 . You can also email
eric@parentalrights.org if you'd like to get involved in the campaign
for parental rights.

Thank you for standing up for families and for freedom!

Very truly yours,

Mike Smith
President, HSLDA

P.S.: If you can spare another moment, please encourage any nearby
friends and family members to call Representative Maffei as well. And
please email eric@parentalrights.org if you're interested in going the
extra mile by starting a chapter in your district (New York 25) to
support parental rights!

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