From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


1/23/2013 4:23:20 PM
Mike Smith, HSLDA and Roy Hanson, FPM
California Legislature in Session Again

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

California Legislature in Session Again

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

New legislative proposals are now beginning to stream in from the
2013-2014 California legislative session, which began December 3.

In a joint project with HSLDA, Family Protection Ministries (FPM) is
daily monitoring every piece of legislation introduced or amended
throughout this 2013-2014 two-year session as they have in the past.
Together, we respond to any legislation that could affect private
homeschooling or any associated parental rights.

HSLDA is privileged to provide a detailed legal analysis of every bill
that is potentially threatening to private home education to FPM.
After we (FPM and HSLDA) determine together the best strategic
responses, we go into direct action and, as needed, we contact you for
help in contacting your elected representatives.

It is critical that we be as vigilant as ever in California. In the
election this past November, the Democrats won a two-thirds
supermajority in the California Legislature. No party has had a
two-thirds supermajority in both houses since 1933.

A two-thirds supermajority allows the majority party to raise taxes
and make constitutional amendments without any minority party input.
It also means that the governor's vetoes can be overturned. While
this seems like we have lost the checks and balances that a minority
party normally provides, the reality is that Democrats do not always
vote as a block. There are many different agendas, constituencies,
and principles that affect the votes of individual legislators.

Although the growing liberal control in California can be discouraging
and challenging, we are trusting that God will bless your prayers and
support of our teamwork efforts to defend our home education freedoms
from all attacks.

We are blessed to continue our work with good people like you and with
Family Protection Ministries as they advocate for our freedoms on the
front lines at the Capitol in Sacramento. God has blessed us beyond
measure by giving us success in protecting private home education from
unnecessary government intrusion in California for more than two
decades. We greatly appreciate the support of each of you through
your vigilance, prayers, action and your HSLDA membership and your
financial support of Family Protection Ministries.

We continue to be firmly committed to working hard to preserve our
God-given freedoms!

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 and protect
homeschooling freedom for all. Join now:

If you would like to help, by way of a contribution, to HSLDA's
efforts to monitor and respond to the legislation in California, click


Mike Smith
HSLDA President

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