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3/22/2013 4:21:45 PM
Scott Woodruff--HSLDA
Kansas--Historic Religious Freedom Bill Sails Through Legislature

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Kansas--Historic Religious Freedom Bill Sails Through Legislature

Dear HSLDA Kansas Members and Friends,

We often accuse politicians of dithering and delaying. But every
Kansan can be proud today!

Showing courage, leadership and efficiency, the Kansas Senate
yesterday by an overwhelming margin of 34 to 4 passed a bill, HB 2203,
which will give "state of the art" protection to religious freedom,
after a similar lopsided favorable vote in the Kansas House.

We are on the doorstep of a new era when Kansans will control their
own destiny on religious freedom. After Governor Brownback signs the
bill, Kansas will join 16 other states with religious freedom
protection statutes.

Thank you for your phone calls in support of HB 2203! You helped give
the bill tremendous momentum.

ACTION REQUESTED

If your senator or representative is NOT on the list below of those
who voted "no," please call and thank him or her for standing up for
freedom on HB 2203.

The following lawmakers voted no on HB 2203: SENATORS: Francisco,
Haley, Hawk and Hensley; REPRESENTATIVES: Ballard, Becker, Bollier,
Bridges, Carlin, Doll, Kuether, Lane, Lusk, Rooker, Sloan, Sloop,
Tietze and Winn.

Use our Legislative Toolbox or another source to find the name of your
senator or representative. (Be sure to type in your ZIP code:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17381 )

BACKGROUND

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary voted in favor of the bill on
Wednesday. The next day, Thursday, March 21, the Senate held its final
vote.

For more information on religious freedom restoration acts in general,
visit our website at: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17217

Here is the "hall of fame"--the list of representatives who put their
names on the line early on by sponsoring HB 2203: Kinzer, Alford,
Boldra, Brunk, Christmann, DeGraaf, Dove, Edwards, Esau, Ewy, Garber,
Goico, Gonzalez, Grosserode, Hedke, Henry, Hermanson, Hildabrand,
Howell, Huebert, Kahrs, Kelley, Macheers, Mast, McPherson, Meigs,
Montgomery, O'Brien, Osterman, Pauls, Peck, Petty, Powell, Rhoades,
Rubin, Ryckman Jr., Ryckman Sr., Schwab, Siegfried and Sutton.

HSLDA and the Christian Home Educators Confederation of Kansas remain
united in supporting this bill. Others who supported the bill included
the Alliance Defending Freedom and the Kansas Family Policy Council.
The ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri tried to convince lawmakers to
defeat it.

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. Thank you for all you do for freedom! 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 threatened by government officials and protect
homeschooling freedom for all. Join now >>
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17741

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