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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Joining HSLDA


One of the main things that I wanted to do at our homeschool convention this year was learn more about HSLDA ~ the Home School Legal Defense Association. In years past I’ve just walked past their booth, not wanting to make a decision without my husband there…but forgetting once I got home to delve any further into it.

What is HSLDA?

Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.

The Mission of HSLDA

To preserve and advance the fundamental, God-given, constitutional right of parents and others legally responsible for their children to direct their education. In so doing, we rely on two fundamental freedoms—parental rights and religious freedom. We advocate for these freedoms in the courtrooms, before government officials, and in the public arena. Additionally, we assist other educational organizations in similar activities, where possible and appropriate.

In a nutshell…they are advocates for you and me and a year-long membership is under $100.

Rick was able to attend convention with me this year and sat in on several sessions with Michael Farris, one of the co-founders of HSLDA. After the first session on parental rights ~ well, we plopped right down in a chair at their booth and became members.

If you haven’t looked into joining HSLDA ~ just hop over to their website and do a little browsing. Might not be something you would be interested in, but I wanted to pass the information along to you all in case it is!



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