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2/22/2013 5:16:11 PM
Scott Woodruff--HSLDA
Virginia: Landmark Parents' Rights Bill Heads to Governor

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Landmark Parents' Rights Bill Heads to Governor

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Today Delegate Brenda Pogge's parents' rights bill, HB 1642, passed
its last legislative hurdle and will now head to the governor for his
signature.

We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Del. Pogge for standing up for the
parents of Virginia. Most politicians are content to wait for a
disaster and then try to pick up the pieces. She had the vision to see
that there was already on the horizon a threat to your basic ability
to raise your children according to your best judgment.

She stood tall when the folks who think the government can raise your
kids better than you can had crazy objections to the bill. And she
worked with leaders of both parties to develop language that earned
broad consensus support.

Your many phone calls helped the entire General Assembly know that you
expected them to do their job and protect your rights. You were the
army that backed up the words of Del. Pogge.

The Family Foundation http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17328 put its
complete support behind the bill and provided extremely helpful
boots-on-the-ground support. And ParentalRights.org was the spearhead
for the entire effort. If you are not a member of both of these
organizations, I urge you to consider joining. They are fully worthy
of your support.

The bill was for all parents, not just homeschoolers, but two
homeschool organizations worked hard and long for the bill: the Home
Educators Association of Virginia and Home School Legal Defense
Association.

The bill now heads to Governor McDonnell's desk for his signature. (SB
908 also passed and will head to his desk.)

Oh, did I forget? No more phone calls are needed!

Thank you for standing with us for freedom.

Sincerely,

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=17329

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-> How many of your friends would pay your legal fees?

As a member of HSLDA, you have 80,000 families standing with you
to protect and advance homeschool freedoms in the United States
and foreign countries.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1106

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