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3/10/2011 2:51:37 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Montana -- Calls Needed to Support Parental Rights Amendment

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Montana -- Calls Needed to Support Parental Rights Amendment

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Your calls are needed to support the passage of a joint resolution of
the Montana Senate and House of Representatives favoring the Parental
Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. Senate Joint
Resolution 9 urges the members of the United States Congress to submit
the Parental Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.

SJ 9 passed the Montana House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday by a vote
of 14-6. It will now be considered by the full House. The second
reading vote is scheduled for today! Your state representative needs
to know how important this legislation is to Montana families.

The Parental Rights Amendment will add explicit text to the
Constitution of the United States to protect in perpetuity the
fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of
their children. Recent federal court cases have created confusion and
ambiguity about the fundamental nature of parental rights in America.

ACTION REQUESTED:

1. Please call and/or email your state representative with this
message or something similar in your own words:

"Please vote for Senate Joint Resolution 9, which urges the United
States Congress to submit the Parental Rights Amendment to the states
for ratification. The Parental Rights Amendment is needed to protect
the fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing and
education of their children."

When calling your representative, do not identify yourself as a
homeschooler. This issue affects all Montana families.

To find your state representative with contact information, please go
to http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10561 .

You can leave a message for your representative by calling the Session
Information Desk at (406) 444-4800.

2. Please forward this email to every family you know who is not a
member of HSLDA and urge them to contact their representative with
this message.

To view the text of this bill, please go to
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10562

Please call or email today!


Sincerely,

Dewitt T. Black, III
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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