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11/18/2010 10:15:33 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA: Your Calls Are Working on CEDAW--Call Now!

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HSLDA: Your Calls Are Working on CEDAW--Call Now!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Your calls to Congress about the hearing on CEDAW are working! The
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Human Rights and the
Law will hold a hearing on CEDAW today at 2:00 p.m.

We have learned that the senators on the committee are receiving
hundreds and even thousands of phone calls opposing CEDAW. Staffers
for Chairman Richard Durbin (IL) were even trying to tell callers to
call Senator John Cornyn (TX) instead! Calls to Senator Cornyn are
not necessary, as he has already told us that he opposes CEDAW.

ACTION REQUESTED

If you have not previously called, please call your senator if he is
listed below, and ask him to oppose CEDAW. If your senator is not
listed, we encourage you to call Chairman Durbin (IL) and urge him to
oppose CEDAW.

If you choose, you can identify yourself as a homeschooler and explain
how ratification of CEDAW would harm you specifically. You can use
some or all of the following message:

"Please oppose the United Nation's CEDAW treaty during the hearing on
Thursday, November 18. CEDAW would cause great harm to American
sovereignty. Additionally, it will hurt the freedom of parents to
choose how to educate their children, and would allow the federal
government to regulate how schools and parents teach their children
under the guise of eliminating gender bias. Finally, it will not
provide any greater protection to women and girls because U.S. laws
and foreign policy already protect women from discrimination."

The following senators are on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's
Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law:

Richard Durbin (IL), Chairman (202) 224-2152
Russell Feingold (WI) (202) 224-5323
Benjamin Cardin (MD) (202) 224-4524
Chris Coons (DE) (202) 224-5042
Arlen Specter (PA) (202) 224-4254
Al Franken (MN) (202) 224-5641
Lindsey Graham (SC) (202) 224-5972

Tom Coburn (OK)--calls not needed--Senator Coburn opposes CEDAW
John Cornyn (TX)--calls not needed--Senator Cornyn opposes CEDAW

BACKGROUND

CEDAW is an international treaty that was drafted by the United
Nations in 1979. Although it was signed by the Carter administration,
it has never been ratified by the U.S. Senate. While it was intended
for a good purpose--stopping discrimination against women and
girls--ratification by the U.S. Senate would not provide any greater
protections to women, and would actually cause irreparable harm to
American sovereignty and to homeschool families. We urge you to read
a detailed analysis of CEDAW and how it threatens homeschool freedom
at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9672 .

If CEDAW is ratified, it will embolden internationalists to attempt
ratification of additional treaties. HSLDA fears that CEDAW would be
the first step to ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the
Child, which would cause even greater harm to homeschool freedom and
parental rights. You can read Mike Farris' detailed analysis at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9673 .

You can visit HSLDA's Legislative Toolbox at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9674 to find more contact
information for your U.S. senators. We encourage you to send emails
using HSLDA's Legislative Toolbox to thank Senators Coburn and Cornyn
for their opposition to CEDAW.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom.

Sincerely,

Mike Smith
President, HSLDA

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