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2/3/2012 2:12:08 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
VICTORY--HB 1571 Passes 17-0

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Your Calls and Emails made a Difference--More Action Needed See Below!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Your calls and emails to the Education Committee and majority office
made the difference--HB 1571 passed the Education Committee
unanimously with only minor changes. It has been reported to HSLDA
that Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt asked the majority caucus to
pass the bill--thanks in large part, no doubt, to your efforts!

The bill will go to the full House for consideration in the next few
weeks and then will go to the Senate, where we will need to be
prepared to act in support of HB 1571 and several other pieces of good
legislation! Thank you for your response to advance homeschool freedom
in New Hampshire. When HB 545 and HB 1571 pass the full legislature
and are signed into law by the governor, New Hampshire homeschoolers
will enjoy a less restrictive homeschool environment.

We also wanted to make you aware of efforts that would support the
traditional definition of marriage in New Hampshire. HSLDA's view is
that marriage is an important civic institution based on traditional
notions of Western civilization. These notions are worth defending
because it is on these historical traditions that federal
constitutional law recognizes the fundamental right of parents to
direct the education and upbringing of children--a key foundation of
the right to homeschool.

The U.S. Supreme Court has written that parental rights are derived
from "Western civilization concepts of the family as a union of a man
and a woman with broad parental authority over minor children." See
the U.S. Supreme Court case Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57 (2000).

HB 437 would define marriage for the state of New Hampshire as being
the union of a man and a woman. Representative David Bates, also the
sponsor of HB 545 and a supporter of homeschool freedom in state, is
the sponsor of HB 437 and will be leading an assembly in support of HB
437 at the State House in Concord on Tuesday February 7 starting at
11:45. All are encouraged to attend. You can read the text of HB 437
here: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13620

ACTION REQUESTED

Please contact members of the House Education Committee to thank them
for their unanimous approval of HB 1571. You can email each member of
the committee by using the following email address:
~HouseEducationCommittee@leg.state.nh.us

Without your support we could not stand for freedom in New Hampshire!
If you or someone you know is not a member of HSLDA, will you consider
taking a moment today to join or recommend us and support our work
defending individual families threatened by government officials and
protecting homeschooling freedom for all? Join now at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13431

Very truly yours,


Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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