From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


2/4/2013 9:53:09 AM
Tj Schmidt--HSLDA
New Mexico: CAPE at the Capitol--Thursday!

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

New Mexico: CAPE at the Capitol--Thursday!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

One great way to participate in protecting home education freedom in
New Mexico and an excellent opportunity to learn more about the
legislature is to attend the CAPE at the Capitol event this Thursday,
February 7, 2013.

The whole family is welcome to come and learn more about New Mexico
government and history, while being ambassadors for home education.
The more homeschool families New Mexico legislators get to know, the
more likely they are to protect homeschool freedom. Make your plans
now to attend the 17th annual CAPE at the Capitol event. For more
information on how you can participate go to:

While pre-registration is now closed, CAPE would love to have as many
home education families at the CAPE at the Capitol event as possible.
Over the years of working at HSLDA I can attest to the importance of
having homeschool families participate in events such as CAPE at the
Capitol. When legislators meet actual homeschool families and see our
children, they have a new appreciation for all that you do. Your
attendance at the CAPE at the Capitol event as a homeschool ambassador
will help protect the continued freedom of home education for this
generation and beyond.

Please come and enjoy an exciting day with other homeschool families
touring the Capitol even if you have not pre-registered. You will be
able to participate in the orientation at 9 a.m. in Room 307 (subject
to change) and all of the other events of the day. CAPE would like to
remind homeschool families to arrive early, especially if you aren't
used to finding your way around.

CAPE information and resource will be available in a mobile office at
the Capitol. All of the tables in the Hall of History were reserved
earlier than normal this year so CAPE will not have their normal
meeting place/table outside the Rotunda.

Here is the CAPE at the Capitol schedule:

8:30 a.m.: Pick up your packets and nametags (if pre-registered) in
Room 307

8:45 a.m.: Everyone gather in Room 307 (Legislative Finance Committee
west side, up one floor from main floor)

9:00 a.m. SHARP: CAPE has scheduled a very special guest speaker,
subject to schedule conflicts and emergencies, so please plan to be
seated at 9 a.m. During orientation CAPE will go over the basics and
provide a lot of helpful information to make your day a fun and
productive day!

10:00 a.m.: Presentation of Proclamation (in the Rotunda, the center
of the Roundhouse on the second floor)

11:00 a.m. Group photo

The remainder of the day is unscheduled to allow you to meet
legislators, tour the Roundhouse, observe sessions and committee
hearings and grab a bite to eat (or bring your own).

For additional information to plan your trip you can check out: .

We hope you will make your plans now to attend the 17th Annual CAPE at
the Capitol!

Very truly yours,

Thomas J. (Tj) Schmidt
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 and protect
homeschooling freedom for all. Join now:

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can feel secure as they homeschool and focus on other priorities
-- their children. Don't go nuts trying to pay for membership all
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