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3/13/2012 4:23:41 PM
Scott Woodruff--HSLDA
Maine: Call to Support Amending LD 1503!

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March 13, 2012

Call to Support Amending LD 1503!

An important vote on expanding compulsory attendance age in Maine is
expected tomorrow!

If you have not already called your state representative, please call
today or early tomorrow and ask him or her to support the Espling
amendment to LD 1503. Unless Representative Espling's amendment is
adopted, LD 1503 would expand compulsory school attendance from the
7th birthday down to the 6th, and from the 17th up to the 18th.

Her amendment needs your support!

REQUESTED ACTION

1. Call your Maine state representative promptly and ask them to vote
"yes" on the Espling amendment to LD 1503.

Your message can be as simple as:

"Please vote YES on the Espling Amendment to LD 1503. This will
protect parents' rights but give schools the additional tools they
want for dealing with truancy."

Use our Legislative Toolbox and type in your ZIP code to determine who
your Maine state representative is.
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13833

The Clerk of the House can take a message for your representative at
(207) 287-1400. Or call (207) 287-1430 to leave a message for a
Democratic representative, or (207) 287-1440 for a Republican.

If the Espling amendment is not adopted, LD 1503 would undermine the
freedom of all parents. It is not necessary for you to identify
yourself as a homeschooler.

2. Please forward this to other Maine homeschoolers!

BACKGROUND

LD 1503 also changes truancy and expulsion procedures. This is not
problematic for homeschool families.

Homeschoolers of Maine (HOME) and HSLDA are united in opposing the
attempt to expand compulsory school attendance age.

For additional reasons to oppose expanding compulsory attendance age,
refer to our earlier elerts on this bill.
Thank you for your calls on behalf of freedom in Maine!

Sincerely,

Scott Woodruff
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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