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2/12/2013 2:57:42 PM
Scott Woodruff--HSLDA
Virginia--Call Now to Put "Education" into Parental Rights Bill

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Virginia--Call Now to Put "Education" into Parental Rights Bill

Dear Virginia HSLDA Members and Friends:

Please help as we revise our request for phone calls in support of the
parental rights bills!

ACTION REQUESTED

The message we would now like you to give members of the House Courts
of Justice Committee is simply: "Please support the inclusion of the
word 'education' in SB 908. A parent's right to make decisions about
his child's education should be protected."

Please call your delegate if he or she is listed below as a member of
the committee. It is not necessary to identify yourself as a
homeschooler since this bill affects all parents. Use this link to see
who your delegate is:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17188


Many members of the committee were not present when the final vote was
taken on HB 1642 (the companion bill to SB 908). This makes your
phone calls in support especially important.

BACKGROUND

Our last e-lert asked you to call committee members and ask them to
support SB 908 "as is." However, we believe the best strategy in light
of recent developments is to amend SB 908 to match Delegate Pogge's HB
1642, but--very importantly--with the inclusion of "education" as one
of the areas as to which parents have a fundamental right to make
decisions. Thus we now support amending SB 908, so long as it still
protects your right to make education decisions, and otherwise matches
HB 1642.

We expect SB 908 to come up for a hearing in House Courts of Justice
very soon.

The office of the United States Attorney General--the highest legal
officer of our nation--recently said (and we believe said wrongly)
that a parent does not have a fundamental right to homeschool. This is
profoundly troubling. And it lends urgency to our determination to
obtain a statue in Virginia stating unequivocally that a parent has a
fundamental right to make educational decisions for his child.

CONTACT INFORMATION, HOUSE COURTS OF JUSTICE COMMITTEE

Delegate David B. Albo (804) 698-1042
email: DelDAlbo@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Terry G. Kilgore (804) 698-1001
email: DelTKilgore@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Benjamin L. Cline (804) 698-1024
email: DelBCline@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Salvatore R. Iaquinto (804) 698-1084
email: DelSIaquinto@house.virginia.gov

Delegate C. Todd Gilbert (804) 698-1015
email: DelTGilbert@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Jackson H. Miller (804) 698-1050
email: DelJMiller@house.virginia.gov

Delegate G. Manoli Loupassi (804) 698-1068
email: DelMLoupassi@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Ronald A. Villanueva (804) 698-1021
email: DelRVillanueva@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Gregory D. Habeeb (804) 698-1008
email: DelGHabeeb@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Peter F. Farrel (804) 698-1056
email: DelPFarrell@house.virginia.gov

Delegate J. Randall Minchew (804) 698-1010
email: DelRMinchew@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Rick L. Morris (804) 698-1064
email: DelRMorris@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Joseph P. Johnson, Jr. (804) 698-1004
email: DelJJohnson@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Vivian E. Watts (804) 698-1039
email: DelVWatts@house.virginia.gov

Delegate David J. Toscano (804) 698-1057
email: DelDToscano@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Charniele L. Herring (804) 698-1046
email: DelCHerring@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Jennifer L. McClellan (804) 698-1071
email: DelJMcClellan@house.virginia.gov

Thank you for standing with us for freedom!

Sincerely Yours,

Scott A. Woodruff, Esq.
Senior Counsel
Home School Legal Defense Association

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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