Originally Sent: 2/3/2014
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Act Today: Religious Freedom in the Balance
Dear Maine HSLDA Members and Friends:
Sadly, the US Supreme Court right now treats religious freedom like a second-class citizen. It gives other fundamental freedoms—like the freedom of speech, the right to assemble, freedom of the press—far more protection.
But Maine citizens have an opportunity this week to assure that—in the courts of the State of Maine—the right to exercise one’s religion is given equal status with other fundamental rights.
This is what LD 1428 will do if enacted. If you agree that religious freedom should not be given second-class treatment, please act immediately. The Maine senate could vote on LD 1428 this Thursday!
1. Before Thursday, please contact the Maine state senators listed below. Their votes will be crucial. Your message can be as simple as, “Please vote yes on LD 1428. Protect religious freedom the same way we protect other fundamental rights.” It is not necessary to identify yourself as a homeschooler since this bill will protect all people of faith.
2. If one of the senators below is your own senator, be sure to mention that! Use our legislative toolbox if you aren't sure who your senator is.
Senator Troy Jackson- phone: 436-0763 (prefers phone calls)
Senator Margaret Craven- phone: 783-1897 email: SenMargaret.Craven@legislature.maine.gov
Senator Anne Haskell- phone: 871-5808 email: email@example.com
Senator Edward Mazurek- phone: 542-0017 email: EdMazurek1@aol.com
Senator John Patrick- (prefers emails) email: JohnPat2000@hotmail.com
Senator David Dutremble- phone: 229-6587 email: SenDavid.Dutremble@legislature.maine.gov
Senator John Tuttle- phone: 838-3013 email: SenJohn.Tuttle@legislature.maine.gov
See our earlier elerts for background information. Eighteen states already have stepped forward to treat religious freedom at a similar level with our other most important freedoms.
Thank you for standing with us for freedom!
Scott A. Woodruff
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 enables us to defend individual families threatened by government officials and protect homeschooling freedom for all. Join now >>
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