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1/11/2013 12:44:18 PM
Mike Donnelly--HSLDA
Senate Threatens Wyoming Constitution and Freedom

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Senate Threatens Wyoming Constitution and Freedom

Dear Wyoming Members and Friends,

The Senate Education Committee approved SF 104, a bill which would
strip virtually all authority away from the current elected state
superintendent of public instruction. The bill creates a new
un-elected position, a director of public education who would be
appointed by the governor. The state Board of Education is also
appointed by the governor.

Article 7, Section 14 of the Wyoming Constitution explicitly calls for
the election of a state superintendent of public instruction. If the
legislature wishes to change this it should do so by modifying the
Wyoming Constitution rather than by political act. HSLDA believes
that protecting the integrity of the Constitution is important and
that representative government is better served when elected officials
are authorized and empowered to carry out their constitutional duties.
Furthermore, the current state superintendent is on record explicitly
in support of home education and parental rights.

We are asking you to take action to support the Wyoming Constitution.
For more information you can read this article from the Billings
Gazette: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16808

You can view or print the introduced bill from the Wyoming Legislature
website here: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16809

ACTION REQUESTED

Please take action today and contact your senator to oppose SF 104. In
your own words, give your senator the following message:

"I oppose SF 104. The Wyoming Constitution calls for the election of
the state superintendent of education. If the legislature wants to
change this, it should do so by recommending a constitutional
amendment to the people of Wyoming. Using the law to strip a
constitutional office holder of her power and authority for political
reasons, when the constitution explicitly holds otherwise, is
disgraceful to our form of democratic self-government. Representative
government is best served when the people elect officeholders like the
superintendent of public instruction instead of politically appointed
officeholders. Please vote no on SF 104."

You can find your senator's contact information here:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16810
Very truly yours,


Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

P.S. We greatly value you and your support--it is a privilege to serve
you! If you or someone you know is not a member of HSLDA, will you
consider taking a moment today to join or recommend us? Your support
for our work enables us to defend individual families threatened by
government officials and protect homeschooling freedom for all. Join
now >> http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16811

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