From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


1/31/2013 4:47:37 PM
Dee Black--HSLDA
Mississippi--Emails Needed to Support Family Protection Bill

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Mississippi -- Emails Needed to Support Family Protection Bill

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Your emails are needed to help pass House Bill 1320, which would
require the Department of Human Services to train persons conducting
child abuse or neglect investigations in their legal duties to protect
the constitutional and statutory rights of parents and families during
the course of an investigation.

The federal Child Abuse Prevention and Training Act (CAPTA) passed in
2003 requires states to implement such training, but Mississippi has
not yet done so. HSLDA proposed this language in the federal law to
help protect families from violations of their rights during
investigations. For example, most child protection services (CPS)
investigators do not know that they are subject to the limitations
imposed by the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution on
entering people's homes and search and seizure.

House Bill 1320 is presently in the House Public Health and Human
Services Committee. We do not know when this bill would be considered,
so please contact members of the Committee right away.

Action Requested:

1. Please email as many members of the House Public Health and Human
Services Committee as possible with this message or a similar message
in your own words:

"Please vote for House Bill 1320, which would require that persons
conducting child abuse and neglect investigations be trained in their
legal duties to protect the constitutional and statutory rights of

When emailing members of the Committee, we recommend that you put in
the subject line: "I support HB 1320." It is not necessary to identify
yourself as a homeschooler. This is broader than just a homeschooling

Rep. Sam Mims, chairman of the Committee, is already supportive of HB
1320. The other members of the Committee are:

Last names A-F please contact:

Rep. Toby Barker (R-102), Vice-Chairman

Rep. Brian Aldridge (R-17)

Rep. Cecil Brown (D-66)

Rep. Chris Brown (R-20)

Rep. Kimberly Campbell Buck (D-72)

Rep. Bryant W. Clark (D-47)

Rep. Mary H. Coleman (D-65)

Last names G-L please contact:

Rep. Carolyn Crawford (R-121)

Rep. Becky Currie (R-92)

Rep. Dennis DeBar (R-105)

Rep. James Evans (D-70)

Rep. Eugene Forrest Hamilton (R-6)

Rep. John W. Hines, Sr. (D-50)

Rep. Joey Hood (R-35)

Last names M-R please contact:

Rep. Kevin Horan (D-24)

Rep. Bobby B. Howell (R-46)

Rep. Hank Lott (R-101)

Rep. Brad Mayo (R-12)

Rep. Tom Miles (D-75)

Rep. Bobby Moak (D-53)

Rep. Brent Powell (R-59)

Last names S-Z please contact:

Rep. John Read (R-112)

Rep. Randy Rushing (R-78)

Rep. Bobby Shows (R-89)

Rep. Jeffrey C. Smith (R-39)

Rep. Jessica Upshaw (R-95)

Rep. Linda Whittington (D-34)

Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnes (D-119)

2. Please forward this email to every family you know who is not a
member of HSLDA and urge them to contact members of the Committee.

View the text of this bill > >

Please email today!

Very truly yours,

Dewitt T. Black, III
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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
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homeschooling freedom for all. Join now:

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