From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


4/16/2012 3:30:35 PM
Mike Donnelly--HSLDA
Senate Set to Stiff-Arm Homeschoolers?

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Senate Set to Stiff-Arm Homeschoolers?

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

After a compelling 240-74 victory in the House, HB 1440 faces a fight
for its life on the floor of the Senate this Wednesday, April 18,
2012. Sponsor Jim Forsythe has promised to fight for the bill, but
the Senate Transportation Committee voted 4-1 to send it to a "study
committee" where it would likely die if the full Senate concurs with
this recommendation.

Senator Forsyth needs your help today! He also needs help from the
leadership of the majority in the Senate, Senate President Peter
Bragdon and Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, who, given the significant
majority, should be able to pass this safe, common sense legislation
that will further freedom in New Hampshire.

It appears that the Senate's primary concern is safety. But this
legislation has been successful in a number of states all over the
country, which causes one to wonder if the real reason is influence
from traditional driver's instructors or just simple paternalism.
Regardless of the senators' motivation, you can make a difference by
contacting them today by phone, email or an in-person visit and
delivering a solid message that HB 1440 ought to pass as passed by the


Please contact your senator, Senate President Peter Bragdon, and
Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley today. Ask your senator to vote
for HB 1440 as passed by the House and ask senators Bragdon and
Bradley to lead! Feel free to use the following message in your own

"Please exercise leadership and ask your colleagues to vote 'ought to
pass' on HB 1440 as passed by the House. The driver's education
freedom bill will provide for safe, effective, and affordable driver's
education programs for New Hampshire parents, many of whom struggle
will this ever-increasing expense. HB 1440 can potentially save New
Hampshire families thousands of dollars and provide options for their
children's driver's training. It is wrong to suggest that parents are
unqualified or can't be trusted with their child's driver's training.
Experience in states where similar provisions have passed indicates
that parent-supervised driver's training is safe and effective; and
the three-year trial program in New Hampshire also provides
appropriate safeguards for potential abuse. This bill will also make
it easier for middle and lower income families to provide
opportunities for their children that are currently unavailable due to
expensive driver's training programs. Instead of representing the
interests of a few expensive driving schools, you should look out for
what is best for the majority of your constituents and our children.
HB 1440 should pass, and I urge you to support it."

Will you please take a moment right now to call or email these
senators? Contact information is below:

Find your senator:

Senator Peter Bragdon (Milford) - President of the Senate
Room 302
107 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2111

Senator Jeb Bradley (Wolfeboro) - Senate Majority Leader
Statehouse Room 302
107 N. Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-8472

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:

Very truly yours,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

-> Who are the nation's best lobbyists?

We don't know that this has ever been determined; but we do know
that HSLDA's Federal Relations Department is the only
national organization lobbying on behalf of homeschoolers on
Capitol Hill.

More reasons to join HSLDA...

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