Hey Michigander Home Schools

A note from Home School Legal Defense Association

October 15, 2008

Michigan–Your Vote Crucial in Preserving Homeschool Freedom

Dear Michigan HSLDA Members and Friends,

Election time is fast approaching. This November 4, many state and
federal officials are up for re-election.

The election outcome will determine what freedoms you will keep and
what freedoms you will lose.

Exercising your right to vote is crucial. The voter guide below will
help you make informed decisions as you cast your vote.

Remember, statistics show that approximately only 50% of eligible
adults actually register to vote. In any given election only about 50%
of registered voters vote (that is 25% of adults)!

That means it only takes about 13% of adults to elect any given
candidate. Your vote counts!

ACTION:

To download Michigan Family Forum’s nonpartisan 2008 General
Election Voter Guide, visit http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5653 .

If you have not yet used a voter’s guidebook, you’ll be pleased with
how easy it is to decide who to vote for by answering the same
questions submitted to the candidates and comparing your answers to
theirs.

Michigan Family Forum’s 2008 General Election Voter Guide is
nonpartisan and legal for distribution at your church, civic club,
etc.

You may also call the Michigan Family Forum at (517) 374-1171 to
request a guide.

Please help spread the word about this resource for responsible
citizenship! Forward this message to your family and friends in
Michigan so they can also use this valuable resource.

A couple of things to keep in mind:

> For a legal perspective on what activities churches and pastors are
allowed to take part in, check out these resources prepared by
attorney James Bopp: “Do’s and Don’ts for Political Activities of
Pastors”: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5634 and “Guidelines for
Political Activities by Churches and Pastors”:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3380

> To request an absentee ballot, contact your local election authority
by visiting http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5654 .

Don’t forget to exercise your right to vote on November 4!

Sincerely,

Chris Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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