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4/7/2011 4:30:00 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Illinois--SR 92 Epilogue, ICHE Legislative Day

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Illinois--SR 92 Epilogue, ICHE Legislative Day

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

True to her word, Sen. Kimberly Lightford did not bring her SR 92 (UN
Convention on the Rights of the Child--CRC) up for consideration
during yesterday's meeting of the Illinois Senate's Executive
Committee.

On Monday and Tuesday, her office was receiving calls opposing her
resolution at the rate of about 1 per minute. This was her second
opportunity to get to know Illinois homeschool parents--her first was
on February 15 when she chaired the committee hearing on SB 136, the
homeschool registration bill.

But now that the urgency of SB 136 and SR 92 is passed, you have an
excellent opportunity to get to know your senator and representative
in a more relaxed atmosphere.

On April 27, Illinois Christian Home Educators (ICHE) is hosting a
Legislative Day in Springfield. It will include singing, fellowship
and delivery of homemade cherry pies to lawmakers! To find out more,
go to http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10839

Please make every effort to participate and meet your senator and
representative. Having a personal relationship with a lawmaker can
bear big dividends during a time of crisis. If you simply can't
attend, try to meet your senator and representative in your local area
after the current session ends on May 31.

Finally, a few words of appreciation. Rev. Bob Vanden Bosch (with
Concerned Christian Americans) provided a valuable conduit of
communication between homeschoolers and Sen. Lightford.
ParentalRights.Org, the nation's foremost advocate for parental
rights, asked their contacts to make calls and provided us with a
powerful written analysis of the CRC which I expect helped open many
eyes to the CRC's true nature. ICHE, the state's prominent homeschool
organization, was a powerful partner in the fight against SR 92.

Other local and regional homeschool groups also did excellent work in
helping spread the word about SR 92. While I cannot thank them
individually, their work was deeply appreciated and significantly
contributed to the final outcome.

Illinois homeschoolers distinguished themselves this year in the vigor
with which they protected their precious freedom when threatened by SB
136 and SR 92. Well done!

Sincerely Yours,

Scott Woodruff
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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