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6/24/2011 5:08:50 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Maine--Access Bill Needs Crucial Help!

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Maine--Access Bill Needs Crucial Help!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

The bill to restore homeschoolers' access to special education
services and the Aspirations Program (no-cost college classes for high
school students) needs your help no later than Monday!

Because of a parliamentary maneuver in the senate, the bill must pass
both the house and the senate by a two-thirds vote. A vote is expected
sometime on Tuesday.

A number of homeschool families struggled after access to these
programs was abruptly cut off. Even if you think you are not likely to
participate in these programs, please help others for whom equal
access is very important financially.

Your senator and representative need to hear from you!

ACTION REQUESTED

Call your senator and representative and ask them to support LD 1197.
Your message can be as simple as: "Please vote YES on LD 1197.
Homeschooled children need the same access to special education
services and the Aspirations Program as other children."
Use our legislative toolbox at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11610
to find the names and contact information for your senator and
representative.

BACKGROUND

The Maine statutes certainly appear to give families equal access to
these programs. And Maine homeschooled children actually had access
for many, many years.

But a "reinterpretation" was implemented by the various
bureaucracies--without legislative approval--as a result of which
children were denied access.

Now the only way to restore access is for the legislature to take
action by the passage of LD 1197.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom!

Scott Woodruff
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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