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1/13/2012 12:55:07 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Oklahoma: Home Education Day at the Capitol is Coming Soon!

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Oklahoma: Home Education Day at the Capitol is Coming Soon!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

The Oklahoma Home Education Day at the Capitol is less than a month
away, on February 7, 2012. As you know, this is an election year, and
the Home Education Day has been planned by Oklahoma Christian Home
Educators' Consociation (OCHEC) with this in mind. Instead of the
normal "tracks," the Capitol Day events will be full of family-related
activities! You can register today at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13292 .

Your family will have the opportunity to tour the Capitol, sit in on
the opening session of the House or Senate, invite your legislator to
lunch, witness a historical re-enactor, participate in a scavenger
hunt, and attend a rally at the Capitol Building.

At the rally several great speakers are scheduled including Governor
Mary Fallin, Senator Steve Russell, Representative Josh Crockroft (a
homeschool graduate and one of two elected to the Oklahoma
legislature) and others. HSLDA Staff Attorney Tj Schmidt will also be
there.

Over the years, Oklahoma's Home Education Day at the Capitol has been
one of the national homeschool community's best-attended events. We at
HSLDA strongly believe it is because of your attendance, along with
hundreds of other families, that home education freedom in Oklahoma
has remained protected. As you may recall, there have been several
attempts over the years to increase the regulation of home education
in Oklahoma, but all have failed due to your efforts and prayers.

We would like to see the 2012 Oklahoma Home Education Day at the
Capitol draw the biggest attendance yet. Please plan now to bring your
family to Oklahoma City and have a wonderful experience for your
children and protect the future of home education freedom. Find out
more information here: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13292 .

Oklahoma enjoys great freedom when it comes to home education. Over
100 years ago, Oklahomans adopted a state constitution that recognized
parents can provide their children "other means of education." As the
freedom that you have in the Oklahoma Constitution is unique, even in
our great nation, it deserves our extra effort to be protected.

We believe one of the best ways you can help ensure the continued
freedom of home education in Oklahoma for both your family and for
future generations is to attend the annual Home Education Day at the
Capitol on February 7. When legislators see hundreds of energetic
homeschool families touring the Capitol with their bright-eyed
children, homeschooling becomes more real to them. Your meeting with
your legislators, which we strongly encourage, puts a face to
homeschooling and makes it more difficult for them to vote in favor of
any negative home education bill in the future.

Both OCHEC and Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Oklahoma (CHEF
of OK) work hard monitoring legislation and keeping up relationships
with legislators. Your presence will help fill the Capitol with
homeschoolers and will be vital in protecting home education freedom
in Oklahoma. Last year over 1,600 people attended Home Education Day
at the Capitol. Make your plans now to make this year's event even
bigger!

Now is the time for early registration. While you and your family can
come if you haven't pre-registered, early registration is strongly
encouraged. Registration allows you to get a name tag for the event
and purchase a boxed lunch (if desired). It also provides an accurate
count of those attending, Visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13292 to register now.

REQUESTED ACTION:

1) Come to Oklahoma City on February 7, 2012, to participate in Home
Education Day at the Capitol. If you or an older child would like to
be a volunteer, please contact capitolday@ochec.com for more
information.

2) If you can't come to the Home Education Day at the Capitol, please
pray for the event and consider whether your family can bake cookies
to be given out to legislators. Each year the legislators love getting
homemade cookies from homeschoolers. To participate in the cookie drop
go to: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13293 . You could also
donate to help defray the costs (over $3,000) of Capitol Day at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13294 .


If you are not yet a member of HSLDA and would like to help us fight
for greater parental rights and homeschool freedom in Oklahoma please
visit http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13295.

If you would like to be put on our email list to receive vital
e-lerts you may sign up at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13296.

Thank you for your part in fighting for freedom in Oklahoma! Feel free
to forward this to your friends who are homeschooling but may not be
part of HSLDA, OCHEC, or CHEF of OK.


Sincerely,

Thomas J (Tj) Schmidt
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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