Monday, November 12, 2007

CT Homeschoolers - Legislative Forum In Fairfield

Homeschooler Legislative Forum!
Come Meet Your Elected Officials!
Thursday, November 15, at 7-10 PM

Fairfield Library
Memorial Room
1080 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824


Refreshments will be provided.

Homeschool friendly State Representative Arthur O'Neill has arranged with Between Counties Homeschoolers and Southern Fairfield County Homeschoolers and NHELD , this third meeting in a series of similar events throughout Connecticut, in an effort to educate legislators about the homeschool community. He hopes that understanding the homeschool community will encourage legislators to support homeschooling and parental rights in the State legislature as well as eventually support a bill, in the upcoming session, guaranteeing all Connecticut parents' right to withdraw their children from the public schools.

Locally elected legislative representatives will be attending to listen to the issues which are of concern to their constituents.

Representative O'Neill, Attorney Deborah Stevenson, and Judy Aron will moderate the meeting. Area homeschoolers will be able to participate in discussing what homeschooling is, different ways of home educating, experiences in withdrawing from the public schools, and homeschooling success stories. Families are encouraged to bring samples of school projects, display boards they have created, or scrapbooks or other pictures or items that they are proud of, to display to attendees and legislators. Even if you don't care to speak, please come to show your support for the homeschooling community and to greet the legislators! Children and homeschool graduates are welcome to speak.

Also please save the date of February 6th, 9 am, when we will ask all homeschoolers in CT to come to Hartford on the opening day of the legislative session and join with the Governor and legislators to support CT homeschoolers.


NHELD (National Home Education Legal Defense) and local homeschool groups are working together with Rep. O'Neill on this effort and these forums should prove to be fun, thought provoking and very worthwhile. If you live in CT - please try to attend. Subsequent forums' dates and times and details will be posted.