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3/23/2012 10:19:00 AM
Scott Woodruff--HSLDA
Maine: Call Immediately to Support Amending LD 1503!

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March 23, 2012

Maine--Call Immediately to Support Amending LD 1503!

A crucial vote on expanding compulsory attendance age in Maine is
expected today!

Please call your Maine state representative immediately and ask him or
her to support the Espling amendment and the Dow amendment to LD 1503.
Either one of these amendments would keep the compulsory attendance
age as-is.

Without either amendment, compulsory attendance would start at age 6
(rather than the current 7), and would not end until age 18 (rather
than the current 17).

These amendments needs your support!

REQUESTED ACTION

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

Your message can be as simple as:

"Please vote YES on the Espling Amendment and the Dow 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 neither amendment is 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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