From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


12/15/2011 9:50:28 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Washington: Register Now for the 2012 Homeschool Day at the Capitol!

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Washington: Register Now for the 2012 Homeschool Day at the Capitol!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

We would like to ask you to set aside one day in your home education
program to help protect the freedom you enjoy in Washington state to
teach your children at home. Register now to come to the 2012
Homeschool Day at the Capitol!

Every single day you have the freedom to teach your children what you
believe they need for this year and for the rest of their lives. You
have that freedom because Washington state currently protects
home-based education programs. For instance, the Revised Code of
Washington (RCW) specifically states that homeschool parents "shall be
subject only to those minimum state laws and regulations which are
necessary to insure that a sufficient basic education opportunity is
provided to the children receiving such instruction." RCW sec.

There is a way you can help protect homeschool freedom in Washington
state now and for the future. You can do it by attending the annual
Washington Homeschool Day at the Capitol on February 8, 2012. Having
vibrant homeschool families flood Olympia for the Day at the Capitol
event will make a lasting impression on your legislators! We want
these men and women who represent you in the capitol to remember your
family, and hundreds of others, when homeschool issues come up.

In addition to helping protect homeschool freedom in Washington state,
the Homeschool Day at the Capitol is packed with special speakers,
workshops, tours of the capitol building and much more. These events
will all provide a unique educational experience for you and your
children in your homeschool program.

This year, HSLDA is pleased to send Joel Grewe as one of the special
speakers. Joel is the deputy director of Generation Joshua for HSLDA
and is a homeschool graduate. Joel draws from his years of experience
in ministry and political campaigns to share with parents and youth
how to influence the political world for Christ.
To pre-register for the Homeschool Day at the Capitol event and get
more information please visit:
. This vital event wouldn't be possible without the tireless work from
Christian Homeschool Network of Washington (CHNOW) and the support of
Christian Heritage Home Educators of Washington.

CHNOW works extremely hard monitoring legislation and maintaining
relationships with legislators. Without CHNOW, HSLDA would have a much
harder time in Washington. While the Homeschool Day at the Capitol
event is free, a $15 donation to CHNOW is strongly encouraged to help
them with the costs of this event. If you can give more, please do.


1. Come to Olympia on February 8, 2011, to participate in Homeschool
Day at the Capitol.

2. Make plans to meet with your legislator and/or sign up to help
prepare a homemade apple pie to give those who serve in state

3. If you can't make it to the Home Education Day at the Capitol,
please pray for the event and consider giving to CHNOW and support
this event. You can do so by going to .

4. Feel free to pass this email on to your homeschool friends!


Last year several hundred homeschoolers showed up for Homeschool Day
at the Capitol. Bring your family and help make this year's event even
bigger. We would like a large turnout to help demonstrate that the
movement for home education freedom in Washington is alive and strong!

If you are not yet a member of HSLDA and would like to help us fight
for greater parental rights and homeschool freedom in Washington,
please visit

If you would like to be put on our email list to receive vital
e-lerts you may sign up at

Thank you for your part in fighting for freedom in Washington!


Thomas (Tj) Schmidt
HSLDA Staff Attorney

-> How long are you in for?

Some families are facing what seems like a lifelong commitment to
homeschooling, with children at both ends of the spectrum -- some
graduating and some just reaching school age. If you're going to
be "in" for a while, consider a lifetime membership with HSLDA.
It's a good deal for families with more than 10 years of
homeschooling ahead.

More reasons to join HSLDA...

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