Originally Sent: 10/9/2013

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Vote on HCR 11 as Early as Thursday

Dear Michigan Members and Friends,

Your calls are working, and the Senate is getting the message. But your calls are still needed to defeat or amend HCR 11—the first step in imposing Common Core on the people of Michigan.

HCR 11 could be considered by the Senate Government Operations Committee as early as this Thursday. Thankfully, because of your calls, many senators are showing signs of opposition to HCR 11. But your calls are still needed to strengthen their resolve to oppose or amend the resolution. HCR 11 would allow the state Department of Education to spend money implementing Common Core Standards, including federally controlled SMARTER tests.

Please call the Government Operations Committee members and your own senator and ask them to oppose HCR 11 and the SMARTER test requirements.

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Please contact your own senator and the members of the Senate Government Operations Committee and give them the following message in your own words:

“Please vote to oppose HCR 11 or amend it to remove the requirement for federally controlled SMARTER tests. These tests facilitate the increasing federalization of education with the potential to infringe upon the liberty of all parents to direct the education of their children. HCR 11 undermines local control of education through the SMARTER testing requirement. Please vote to amend HCR 11 or oppose the bill if it is not amended.”

You can find the contact information for your own senator online.

Here is the contact information for the members of the Government Operations Committee:

Randy Richardville (Committee Chair)
(517) 373-3543

Dave Hildenbrand (Majority Vice Chair)
(517) 373-1801

Arlan B. Meekhof
(517) 373-6920

Gretchen Whitmer (Minority Vice Chair)

Tupac A. Hunter
(517) 373-0994

For more reasons to oppose the Common Core visit our website.

Thank you for all you do in defense of freedom for families in the great state of Michigan!

Very truly yours,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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 >>

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