From the HSLDA E-lert Service:
< BACK TO ARCHIVE

Date:
From:
Subject:

3/19/2013 11:27:30 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New Hampshire: Your Action Needed to Defend Parental Freedom in Education!

======================================================================
From the HSLDA E-lert Service...
======================================================================


Your Action Needed to Defend Parental Freedom in Education!

Dear New Hampshire Members and Friends,

House Bill ("HB") 370, which repeals the education tax credit program
that helps all families, including homeschool families, is scheduled
for a hearing in the Senate Health, Education, & Human Services
Committee this Friday, March 22. It is anticipated that the vote in
the committee will be 3-2 against repeal. Senator Nancy Stiles who
chairs the committee spoke with me and said she plans to vote against
repeal. Even though she voted against the tax credit last year,
Senator Stiles told me that she feels that the law should be given a
chance to prove itself. Reports indicate, however, that enough votes
could repeal the program in the Senate--that is why your action is
vital.

Will you stand with us to defend this important tax credit that
benefits needy New Hampshire homeschooling families?

ACTION REQUESTED:

Please contact your Senator to urge them to oppose HB 370. In your own
words, give your Senator the following message:

"Please vote against repeal of the education tax credit and
against House Bill 370. The education tax credit law helps many
families provide a better education for their children. It is a worthy
public policy goal for New Hampshire to support school choice and the
education tax credit provides an incentive for businesses to privately
assist needy families and receive a tax credit. This program helps ALL
New Hampshire families in need regardless of their current educational
setting or religious belief. This type of program has been held to be
constitutional and effective in states like Arizona. Please vote
against House Bill 370."

To find your Senator and their contact information, click here:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17642

If you are able, please consider attending the public hearing this
week to oppose HB 370. The hearing on HB 370 is at 1:00pm, on Friday,
March 22, 2013 in Room 100, New Hampshire State House, 107 North Main
St, Concord, NH.

BACKGROUND:

HSLDA supports tax credit programs which help families choose the kind
of education their children receive. New Hampshire is the first tax
credit program of this kind to allow for scholarships to
homeschoolers. HSLDA is defending this program in the legislature and
in court by authoring an amicus brief in favor of the program. The
Institute for Justice is defending the law against an attack by the
ACLU. If HB 370 passes and the law is repealed the court case will be
moot depriving the law of an opportunity be heard by the courts. The
ACLU claims the law is unconstitutional because it selectively funds
religious education. However, identical programs have already been
upheld as constitutional by the United States Supreme Court.

Thank you for all your work in defending homeschool freedom!

Live Free or Die!

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

P.S. Without your support we could not stand for freedom in New
Hampshire. If you or someone you know is not a member of HSLDA, will
you consider taking a moment today to join or recommend us and support
our work defending individual families threatened by government
officials and protecting homeschooling freedom for all? Join now:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17648

----------------------------------------------------------------------
-> Who are the nation's best lobbyists?

We don't know that this has ever been determined; but we do know
that HSLDA's Federal Relations Department is the only
national organization lobbying on behalf of homeschoolers on
Capitol Hill.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1102

----------------------------------------------------------------------
======================================================================
The HSLDA E-lert Service is a service of:

Home School Legal Defense Association
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, Virginia 20134
Phone: (540) 338-5600
Fax: (540) 338-2733
Email: info@hslda.org
Web: http://www.hslda.org

----------------------------------------------------------------------
How To Subscribe:

- Subscribe to the HSLDA E-lert Service at our website:

https://secure.hslda.org/hslda/elert/account.asp?Process=Subscribe

- Or send an email with name and complete mailing address to:

subscribe@hslda.org

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Subscription Information:

- You subscribed to the HSLDA E-lert Service as:

##ToAddress##

- To unsubscribe from the HSLDA E-lert Service send an email from
the email address you want to unsubscribe to:

unsubscribe@hslda.org

- To change your email address or make other changes to your
subscription, visit the HSLDA E-lert Service account web page at:

https://secure.hslda.org/hslda/elert/account.asp

----------------------------------------------------------------------
POSTMASTERS: This message is being sent to the most recent address we
have for our subscribers. If this is an invalid email address or you
have other problems, please reply to webmaster@hslda.org.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
DISCLAIMER: This is considered a private and confidential message
from HSLDA to its bonafide HSLDA E-lert Service subscribers.
HSLDA cannot attest to the authenticity of copies posted, forwarded,
or sent by any party other than HSLDA.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
NOTE: Please do not reply or otherwise use this email address;
hslda@hslda.org is for broadcast purposes only and is not intended to
receive incoming messages. We cannot reply to any email sent to this
address. If you have comments or questions, please send email to
info@hslda.org or call HSLDA at 540-338-5600. HSLDA members can also
email staff directly through the Members website at
http://members.hslda.org/contact.asp. Thank you for your cooperation.
======================================================================