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2/5/2013 4:48:14 PM
Scott Woodruff--HSLDA
Virginia--Excellent Progress on Parents Rights!

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Virginia--Excellent Progress on Parents Rights!

Dear Virginia HSLDA Members and Friends:

We're a huge step closer to having a law in Virginia declaring that
parents' rights are important enough to be identified as "fundamental"
rights--rather than merely ordinary rights.

HB 1642 passed the House today by a solid vote of 70 to 30. A very
similar bill, SB 908, passed the Senate last week with a strong
bipartisan vote of 26 to 14. Both bills declare parents' rights to be
fundamental, which is the core issue. But the Senate bill is actually
stronger because of slight differences in wording.

The House version will now go to committee in the Senate, and the
Senate version will go to committee in the House. Since the Senate
version is better, we hope the House committee will report out the
Senate version as is, with no amendment, and send it to the House
floor for a vote.

Your phone calls were crucial in getting this far! As I walked the
halls of the Virginia General Assembly over the last two weeks and
testified in meeting after meeting, legislative staffers frequently
told me that they had received many, many calls in support of these
bills--and virtually none in opposition. Thank you!

We are not asking for additional phone calls at this time. But please
pray!

I would like to acknowledge the strong support that The Family
Foundation and Home Educators of Virginia have provided.
ParentalRights.Org spearheaded this effort working closely with HSLDA.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom!

Sincerely Yours,

Scott Woodruff
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
for our work enables us to defend individual families and protect
homeschooling freedom for all. Join now:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17115

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families wanting to teach their children at home.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1944

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