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4/24/2012 2:31:22 PM
Scott Woodruff--HSLDA
Missouri and Kansas--Make Calls, Attend Hearing April 26, Fight Daytime Curfew

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Missouri and Kansas--Make Calls, Attend Hearing April 26, Fight
Daytime Curfew

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Kansas City, Missouri, Councilman Scott Wagner used a parliamentary
maneuver last week to pull his daytime curfew bill out of the Public
Safety Committee and place it before the full City Council. A hearing
before the City Council is scheduled for Thursday, April 26 at 3 p.m.
We need your help!

This is the first time the full City Council will have the opportunity
to weigh in on the bill. A big crowd opposing daytime curfews will
send a powerful message!

The proponents of the daytime curfew are determined. We must be all
the more determined! Protecting freedom is worth every hour you spend.
Your children will never forget how hard you are working to protect
liberty.

ACTION REQUESTED

1. If you live in Kansas City, MO, or ever plan to visit there with
children, please immediately call the mayor and several council
members and explain your opposition to the daytime curfew bill in your
own words. (See contact information and background below.)

2. Please attend the hearing this Thursday at 3 p.m. on the 26th floor
of City Hall. Allow extra time to find parking. Please bring someone
with you who did not attend the last hearing! A big turnout will show
the council that this is an important issue.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mayor Sly James, 513-6573
Dick Davis, 1st District 513-6505
Ed Ford, 2nd District At-Large 513-6507
Russ Johnson, 2nd District, 513-6509
Melba Curls, 3rd District At-Large, 513-6511
Jermaine Reed, 3rd District, 513-6513
Jim Glover, 4th District At-Large, 513-6515
Jan Marcason, 4th District, 513-6517
Cindy Circo, 5th District At-Large, 513-6519
Michael Brooks, 5th District, 513-6521
Scott Taylor, 6th District At-Large, 513-6523
Scott Wagner, 1st District At-Large, 513-6503

BACKGROUND

Daytime curfews always take away freedom. But rarely deliver on their
promise. After Belvidere, Illinois, enacted a daytime curfew, chronic
truancy actually went up 73%.

Daytime curfews sometimes cause costly litigation. HSLDA has
represented families in a number of lawsuits related to daytime
curfews.

Daytime curfews create a police-state atmosphere in which young people
are afraid to exercise the simple right of moving about freely during
the daytime.

Because of daytime curfews in some areas, innocent young adults have
been accosted by police or even threatened with being taken into
custody.

Law enforcement personnel already have all the tools they need to
arrest and prosecute truants. No new laws are necessary.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom!

Sincerely Yours,

Scott A. Woodruff
Senior Counsel, HSLDA

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