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3/23/2011 11:54:03 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Iowa--Driver Ed and New Homeschool Option Need Your Help Now!

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Iowa--Driver Ed and New Homeschool Option Need Your Help Now!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

The Senate Education Committee will very soon be taking up two vitally
important bills: Parent-taught driver education (HF 584) and
Independent Private Instruction (HF 588--a new homeschool option with
less red tape.)

Homeschoolers need to flood the phone lines of members of the
committee now!

ACTION REQUESTED

1. Calls and emails to Senator Tom Rielly about driver ed are no
longer needed. The bill has been moved from his committee to the
Senate Education Committee.

2. Please call every member of the Senate Education Committee. If you
are a constituent of one, mention that when you call. Use our
Legislative Toolbox http://www.hslda.org/toolbox to find who your
senator is.

3. Your message can be a simple as, "Please support HF 584.
Parent-taught driver education saves lives. Please support HF 588.
Parents and school staff who spend less time shuffling paperwork can
spend more time teaching."

CONTACT INFORMATION

Call the senate switchboard at (515) 281-3371 and leave a message, or
use the information below.

Herman C. Quirmbach, Chair
herman.quirmbach@legis.state.ia.us
Home Phone: (515) 292-8984

Brian Schoenjahn, Vice Chair
brian.schoenjahn@legis.state.ia.us
Home Phone: (563) 633-4065

Shawn Hamerlinck, Ranking Member
shawn.hamerlinck@legis.state.ia.us
Home Phone: (563) 843-3922

Daryl Beall
daryl.beall@legis.state.ia.us
Home Phone: (515) 573-7889

Tod Bowman
tod.bowman@legis.state.ia.us
Home Phone: (563) 652-5499

Robert E. Dvorsky
robert.dvorsky@legis.state.ia.us
Home Phone: (319) 351-0988

Randy Feenstra
randy.feenstra@legis.state.ia.us
Home Phone: (712) 439-1244

Robert M. Hogg
rob.hogg@legis.state.ia.us
Cell Phone: (319) 538-2247

David Johnson
david.johnson@legis.state.ia.us
Home Phone: (712)758-3280

Roby Smith
roby.smith@legis.state.ia.us
Home Phone: (563) 386-0179

Steven J. Sodders
steve.sodders@legis.state.ia.us
Home Phone: (641) 483-2383

Mary Jo Wilhelm
mary.jo.wilhelm@legis.state.ia.us
Home Phone: (563) 547-4156

Nancy J. Boettger
nancy.boettger@legis.state.ia.us
Home Phone: (712) 744-3290

BACKGROUND

Parent-taught driver's ed passed overwhelmingly in 2004, but Governor
Vilsack vetoed it. This year we have a tremendous opportunity to undo
the damage done by Vilsack's veto, but we need strong support from the
homeschool community.

Parent-taught driver's ed saves lives. It is successfully operating in
several other states. It's time for Iowa families to benefit as well.

The Independent Private Instruction Bill creates an entirely new
option for homeschooling. Families using this option would not need
to hire a supervising teacher, or file an annual notice and
assessment. This simpler option would be similar to options available
to families in many other states.

The Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators and HSLDA are united in
supporting parent-taught driver ed and the new option of Independent
Private Instruction.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom!

Sincerely,

Scott Woodruff
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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-> You can only do so much...

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Join HSLDA today-we'll watch out for your future.

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