From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


2/22/2013 3:11:40 PM
Tj Schmidt -- HSLDA
Washington: Please Come to the 2013 Homeschool Day at the Capitol!

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Please Come to the 2013 Homeschool Day at the Capitol!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

As many of you know, there are several issues right now in the
Washington Legislature that would impact homeschool freedom or your
parental rights. The two biggest bills that we are tracking are a bill
to lower the compulsory school age from 8 to 6, House Bill 1283, and
the third party visitation bills, House Bills 1506 and 1934. Many of
you have made calls against these bills and we appreciate it. But
there is more that you can do; come to the Homeschool Day at the
Capitol this coming Wednesday, February 27!

We believe it is important for you to set aside one day in your home
education program to help protect the freedom that you in Washington
state to teach your children at home. Please consider coming to this
event and joining hundreds of other homeschoolers in Olympia. There is
still time for you to register via email to come to the 2013
Homeschool Day at the Capitol!

Every single day you have the freedom to teach your children what you
believe they need for this year as you prepare them for the rest of
their life. You have that freedom because Washington State currently
protects home-based education programs. For instance, the Revised Code
of Washington (RCW) specifically states that homeschool parents "shall
be subject only to those minimum state laws and regulations which are
necessary to insure that a sufficient basic education opportunity is
provided to the children receiving such instruction." RCW sec.

The best way for you to help protect homeschool freedom in Washington
is to attend the Homeschool Day at the Capitol on February 27, 2012.
Having vibrant homeschool families flood Olympia on the Day at the
Capitol event has a lasting impression on your legislators! We want
these men and women who represent you in the capitol to remember your
family, and hundreds of others, when homeschool issues come up for
years to come.

In addition to helping protect homeschool freedom in Washington State,
the Homeschool Day at the Capitol is packed with special speakers,
workshops, tours of the capitol building and much more. These events
will all provide a unique educational experience for you and your
children in your homeschool program.

To pre-register for the Homeschool Day at the Capitol event and get
more information please visit the event website: . This vital event wouldn't be
possible without the tireless work from Christian Homeschool Network
of Washington (CHNOW) and the support of Christian Heritage Home
Educators of Washington.

CHNOW works extremely hard at monitoring legislation and keeping up
relationships with legislators. Without CHNOW, HSLDA would have a much
harder time monitoring legislation in Washington. While the Homeschool
Day at the Capitol event is free, a $15 donation to CHNOW is strongly
encouraged to help them with the costs of this event. If you can give
more, please do.

1) Come to Olympia on February 27, 2013, to participate in Homeschool
Day at the Capitol.

2) If you can't make it to the Home Education Day at the Capitol,
please pray for the event and consider giving to CHNOW and support
this event. You can do so here:

3) Feel free to pass this email on to your homeschool friends!

Last year several hundred homeschoolers showed up for Homeschool Day
at the Capitol. Bring your family and help make this year's event even
bigger. We would like a large turn out to help demonstrate that the
movement for home education freedom in Washington is alive and strong!

If you are not yet a member of HSLDA and would like to help us fight
for greater parental rights and homeschool freedom in Washington click

If you would like to be put on our free email list to receive vital
e-lerts you may sign up online:

Thank you for your part in fighting for freedom in Washington!


Thomas J. (Tj) Schmidt
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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