From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


5/16/2012 5:00:06 PM
Darren Jones--HSLDA
California: Stand against Curfew at Council Meeting

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

California: Stand against Curfew at Council Meeting

Dear Friends of Liberty:

HSLDA sent out an e-lert two
weeks ago notifying our members and friends of homeschooling that the
San Ramon City Council is considering implementing a daytime curfew.
At the public hearing on May 8, the Council decided to put off a
decision until May 22. Several liberty-minded citizens attended and
testified, but we need more for the next hearing.

According to one attendee at the last hearing, "We need more people to
turn out, and fill out speaker cards and give the allowed three-minute
talks at the next meeting...Literally 40 people could fill the room
and make an impression on the Council." That's what we'd like to do!

It appears that one of the county staff has proposed the ordinance
since some other areas surrounding San Ramon have daytime curfews. But
there's a real question as to whether San Ramon even has a problem
that needs to be fixed! San Ramon schools have an attendance rate of
96%, well above the state average. And San Ramon citizens have
questioned whether just adding a small fine will solve the problem of
habitual truants. The curfew as written will also affect retailers who
sell to public school students who are allowed to leave campus for


1. Let other people know about the proposed curfew. This affects all
minors, not just homeschooled students.

2. Come to the hearing scheduled for May 22, 7:00 p.m. in the San
Ramon Council Chamber at the 2222 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583,
to express your opposition to the proposed daytime curfew.

Homeschooler Erika Porter has graciously volunteered to be a local
point of contact if you have questions or suggestions on fighting this
curfew. Her email is

HSLDA will be sending the City Council a letter opposing the daytime
curfew. If you would like a copy of the letter, please contact me at

Standing with you for freedom,

Darren A. Jones
Staff Attorney

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